Making new lists. But first, upcoming master bath vanity....

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lemme tell ya, I am getting excited.  Ex. Cite. Ed.  Making a new list.  I am stockpiling, hoarding goodies for lots and lots and lots of projects.  Most likely not enough goodies, I'm sure, of course, duh.  But!  I'm still working on Sirens until sometime next month so there's plenty 'o time left to keep on a-shoppin' and a-stockin'.

As such, I'm fired up to share these oodles of projects with you too.  I know two in particular will be quite instructional and handy.  Tease.  Tease, tease, tease.

Big on the dancing around in happy circles is news of the master bathroom vanity.  Finally.  Finally!!  OooOOoooh, I cannot tell you how impatient and all a-wiggle I am for that one.  I've only had a drawing* done for, oh, a year.  A year plus.  Mmm hm.  And have had the new sink sitting in a box just waiting, waiting, pining....for oh, about the same amount of time.  No wait, longer.  Wow.  Poor poor sink.

First, ladies and gentlemen, The Atrocity.  The Ultimate in Bad Vanities.  The Worst Vanity for a bathroom ever.

Yep.  Here it is, in all its glory.  I promised a while back that I'd share photos and hadn't gotten around to it, so here it is.  Oy, ugh, dear me.  These photos are from about a week before we moved in.  Look at that, three different tiles that don't blend well together and that looovvvely peachy weird paint....

The vanity.  Who.....??   *shake my head.*

It's rickety, all the shelves are loose, the sink lolls about and leaks, stuff falls through the chrome "shelf" all the time, everything we have in there is out in the open and gets dusty, the entirety of this thing is a major eyesore, but worst of  Glass counter.  Glass sink.  It is impossible to keep it clean.  Imm-possible.  It is THE most impractical vanity for a bathroom, especially a high use one like a master, ever.  The flipper must've gotten it at a massive discount, or maybe it "fell off a truck," otherwise I have no idea why....why.  Well, someone on Craigslist will when I sell it.....


The thing is awful.  And it makes me nuts.

Now.  I had every intention in the world of building my own based on my drawing.

Still deciding on what legs to get for it.  Hairpin, chrome, antique, straight, angled, black pipe fittings?  Not sure.

Buuut, when the opportunity arose to have the guys over in the show's construction department build it for me instead, well, ya know, I couldn't quite turn that down now could I?

So yes, I wussed out.  I will readily admit I'm not a great carpenter, to be honest.  I know I could have built this with lots of time and patience and many many trips back to the store for more wood.

But, seriously.  Carpenters.  With appropriate tools.  Who build stuff daily.  You really can't blame me, right?  Right?  Sure, I let myself down a bit, not giving myself the opportunity to grow and learn and experience and use more bandages, but ....I think you get it.  Carpenters.

Faucet was purchased via eBay* over the weekend.  Stain was selected, purchased, and delivered to the construction guys.  All that's left to decide are the legs.  Which, sigh, I should have shopped for first as now I'm caught trying to locate 5" legs.  Not a terribly standard size.  Always....I'm good at finding myself in these corners.

On my docket, though, will be making the concrete countertop for the new vanity.  And attaching the legs and assembling all the pieces and parts and plumbing into the bathroom.  Then standing back, sighing, smiling, enjoying, and jumping for joy.  Literally.  I will literally be hopping around for joy.

In the mean time I'm trying to figure out what to do about the roof guy which also ties into the flipper, or it may as well since our second floor ductwork is a train wreck that should never have passed city inspection.  Plus I'm not 100% positive our roof was replaced as agreed upon during contract negotiations, a portion of which we paid for.  It looks the same as the original and it still leaks like the original which was the whole point of putting on a new one to begin with.

I connected dots and realized the only time the roof guy answers the phone is if someone calls from a phone number he doesn't recognize, so I called him from the office last week.  He answered.  ?!!!  He pretended like he didn't know what I was talking about but said he'd be out Saturday, last Saturday, between 2-4 pm.

So I waited.  And waited.  And waited.  And guess what?  He was a no-show.  Shocker.

My last message to him that morning was that if he didn't show, we are going to sue him.  He's had over a year and many opportunities to make this right.  So now I have to figure it out.  And find an appropriate (preferably wallet-friendly [yeah right]) attorney.  It could potentially be a big waste of time, money, and effort because even if we win, and we would, getting anything out of these people monetarily to fix things on our own would likely be near impossible.  Almost as impossible as keeping that dumb glass vanity clean.  Sooooo.....Decisions, decisions.

Hop to the next in this master bath vanity series here!

*The AutoCAD link is an AutoDesk affiliate link.  The eBay link is an affiliate link for bath faucets on eBay.  Mwah, thanks!  Please see the "boring stuff" tab for more info.

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