Death by remodeling

By Mir
March 10, 2016

We’re renovating the upstairs bathroom this week. More accurately, this week I am trying to keep the dogs from going insane while a crew makes a lot of noise and a big mess. So far it doesn’t look much like a bathroom, but I have high hopes. Also, it was supposed to be finished by tomorrow. HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA.

Um. I am still hoping it might be done next week. Or this year. Something. My usual way of coping with the grossness my offspring proliferate in their bathroom is to… just never go in there. But until that bathroom is done, they have to use the bathroom I use. Let’s just say my motivation to do whatever the contractors need right now is VERY HIGH.

I wrote about the ongoing renovation over at Alpha Mom, because my brain is rotted from doing things like going to the hardware store and having twenty-minute-long conversations about whether the satin nickel and the brushed stainless are actually different colors.

Then to take my mind off of the fact that I got a great deal on a killer light fixture only to discover that the bulbs it requires are 1) not included and 2) almost as expensive as the fixture itself, I also tackled another teen advice column question, because I am excellent at advising you on what to do with your kids, but terrible at picking out lighting.


  1. Jena

    Ever do a bathroom remodel on your own? It’s amazing how many tools you end up needing to purchase.
    As far as accessories go? Get a clear liner and then go hit up Target and/or World Market. Both locations will have towels and the various accoutrements needed right there!
    I would say you could just do all white, to make things easier, but teenagers kinda put a damper on that one….

  2. MamaBear

    Because I am also remodeling a bathroom, and have been contemplating the brushed stainless steel/satin nickel debate. After your long discussion, what was the conclusion?
    This debate has caused me to feel the need to clean my glasses several times.

    • Mir

      The answer is… it depends. Sometimes it’s the same, sometimes it’s not. HELPFUL.

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