Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bathroom Saga - Part 1 of an unknown quantity

Yep.  You read that right.  It's a saga.  I never knew this bathroom project I had planned would turn into this.  Let me give you a little background first.  I live in a mobile home.  My husband and I bought it when we got sick of living in an apartment and couldn't afford a regular mortgage.  One of the things I learned the hard way about our home is that having a carpeted bathroom is probably one of the single most stupid things one could do.  Therefore, this year when it came time to decide what projects to spend money on, I decided that the carpet in the bathroom had to go.  I had put up with it for too long and it was starting to look really nasty.

This is where the saga comes in.  Being I am married and co-own this house with my husband, I figured we needed to decide together what we should do.  That was probably my first mistake.  I kid you not.  I think it was like 5-6 trips to Menards/Home Depot later and we still hadn't decided on what to do with the floor.  Literally, that was the only thing I wanted done at that point - a new floor - that's it.  Every time I would ask my husband what he wanted to do with the floor he would start listing options.  I would stop him and remind him that I didn't want the options.  I wanted to know what he wanted to do.  Then I would get the options again.  At one point, while we were standing at Menards - yet again - he came up to me with a marble, yes marble, tile.  Very pretty.  Very strange to put in a mobile home!

We went home and discussed the project, yet again.  I decided at that point I wanted to paint the walls as well.  Oh boy did THAT open a can of worms.  Now we had to decide what color to paint the walls AND what to do with the floor.  I was really in for it at that point.  Cue more trips to Menards/Home Depot.

The discussion on what color to paint will be part 2 of the Bathroom Saga.

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