In this case, it was Angela who couldn't find anything she liked
enough for us to buy. This is our upstairs bathroom. I have done jobs
like this for other people, most don't get 'The Numbers'.
$ 8 to 12 K isn't that abnormal for a 'down-to-the-studs' reno.
Two sets of drains all the way to the stack. All new electrical. New
window, new floor, new tub and toilet, new cabinets (custom) new top
and undermount vanity, all new fixtures and all new ventilation.
That stuff adds up in a hurry.
Pier 1 and places like that are great for ideas, but the executions of
their 'ideas' usually suck canal water.
Angela saw a japanese room divider and liked the look. I tried to
replicate that parchment look with something that would stand up to
the environment in a bathroom. The whole thing sortakinda worked
backwards from there.
Smart man. No vessel style sink, 1-pc terlit, curved shower rod,
segregated shower curtain.
Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come
alive... then go do it. Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive. -- Howard Thurman
Granpa on mother's side was a carpenter who had very simple sayings:
"What's done is done."
"If you're going to do it, DO it."
I have the fold-up wooden rule he whacked my hand with when I wasn't
holding my eating utensils properly.
Chewed tobacco 24/6 'cept Sunday.
He taught me many things I didn't become aware of till much later in
Grandpa wore his suit to dinner
Nearly every day
No particular reason
He just dressed that way
Brown necktie and a matching vest
And both his wingtip shoes
He built a closet on our back porch
And put a penny in a burned out fuse.
Grandpa was a carpenter
He built houses stores and banks
Chain smoked camel cigarettes
And hammered nails in planks
He was level on the level
And shaved even every door
And voted for eisenhower
'cause lincoln won the war.
Well, he used to sing me "blood on the saddle"
And rock me on his knee
And let me listen to radio
Before we got t.v.
Well, he'd drive to church on sunday
And take me with him too!
Stained glass in every window
Hearing aids in every pew.
Now my grandma was a teacher
Went to school in bowling green
Traded in a milking cow
For a singer sewing machine
She called her husband "mister"
And walked real tall and pride
And used to buy me comic books
After grandpa died.
Got Pandora channels for John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Tom T. Hall ...
just for the helluvit.
"How old do you think I am? he said.
I said, well, I didn't know.
He said, I turned 65 about 11 months ago."
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