Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Two steps forward, four steps back

So I installed the fabulous mirrored door to our fabulous mirrored medicine cabinet last night. And—just as I suspected but still hoped wouldn't be the case–the door stuck out so far that it totally covered the light switch on the wall next to it. So at 8:00 pm I took the whole medicine cabinet down and road-tripped back to Home Depot for one more sheet of tile so I could raise the backsplash four inches. I got it all glued to the wall before bed and then got up at 5:00 this morning to grout it before I headed to the gym to meet my trainer. Here's what everything looked like as I stumbled out the door this morning:

(The red toothbrush, by the way, is a 59¢ special I bought for cleaning grout. And for lending to our special friend Pat Robertson on the nights he stays over. Ahem. And the new tile will totally match the old tile once it dries. Or I'm just going to burn the whole house down and start over.)

On the plus side, I managed to find a Home Depot employee who genuinely seemed to know his shit last night. And he helped me find a junction box I can attach to drywall—which is way preferable to ripping out the drywall and trying to attach it to a stud—and under-cabinet lighting that can be hard-wired to the light switch ... which, thanks to the extra four inches of backsplash, we can actually use. So last night's setback should end up bringing the bathroom much closer to the level of awesomeness we'd originally intended to have. Or I'm not Pat Robertson's secret lover.

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