in november, our landlords hired a contractor to come in and do some work. they just wanted him to do the major stuff: replacing the vanity, countertop, tiling the tub surround, doing the hardware and plumbing stuff in that, and putting in new baseboards. well, he did, but he didn’t do a very good job. they were also intending to come in and finish up with paint, new light fixtures, etc. well, they don’t move very fast. when dave’s parents were here, they asked if we wanted them to help us finish it. we very much did, and with the landlords’ approval, we made some trip to home depot and started making things look good!
laurie picked out some tile for a backsplash that would match the random granite the contractor put in AND the tile in the shower. Amazing!we also picked out a new (non-ugly, non-broken) light fixture, and painted the walls and baseboards a lovely “oyster” color.
**edited to add: gary also replaced the motor in the exhaust fan so it 1) works! and 2) no longer sounds like a 747 is about to land in the shower with you! (how could I forget that!)
now it is new, beautiful, and I LOVE IT!!!
the only problem is that now my shower curtain and towels don’t match…