It all started last May . . . with a little brownish spot on the kitchen ceiling.
Turns out . . . the shower in our bathroom was leaking.
I called a plumber. He tried the obvious quick fixes. But the brownish spot got bigger, and actual drips of water made their way onto our kitchen floor (and into one of our kitchen ceiling light fixtures). Time for Plan B. And that's when they started talking about needing to "demo" the shower. It took me a few minutes to realize they meant "demo" as in demolition. Like . . . the shower needed to GO. (Apparently the floor of the shower unit had developed tiny hairline cracks that, over time, leaked.)
And that, my friends, began my "mouse a cookie" project!
Because if you're going to "demo" the shower anyway, why not put in a bigger shower.
With new and more groovy fixtures?
And . . . maybe replace the wobbly toilet while you're at it?
And, well . . . let's replace ALL the fixtures in the bathroom. Because that brass is WAY out of date, and tarnishing terribly besides.
WHAT? You need to lift out the jacuzzi tub completely to change out the fixtures? A tub we don't even USE. (Seriously. Just a dust-collector.) WHY NOT TAKE OUT THE TUB? We could create a little "fitness corner" there! A place the yoga mat could live; a place for meditation; a home for the foam roller and Tom's kettle bells.
Which means . . . new flooring. And, hey! I've been wanting to replace the horrid blue carpet in the bathroom and our bedroom ever since we moved in.
And we'd need fresh PAINT . . . but first, we have to remove that hideous, striped wallpaper that I've also hated ever since we moved in.
Replace the ceiling fans? Absolutely.
New bedding? Natch.
And . . . so it goes. Although we did draw the line at replacing the countertops (sort of regretting that right now, but I'll get over it) and I'm sticking with my old furniture.
It's been a long haul since I first disovered that little brownish spot on my kitchen ceiling, and we're still quite a way from The Finish. (Let's just say . . . the dry-waller and I are becoming good pals this week.) But the whole thing is pretty exciting.
(Just don't give me another cookie.) (Because that brownish spot on the ceiling? Yeah. It's getting me thinking about the whole kitchen.)