Get a loaf of bread and some kosher salt.
Walk around your bathroom in a circle.
Get some sage.
In your bathroom.
Normally, I must confess, I would consider this ideas to be the epitome of hocus pocus and woo-woo.
I think I’m going to walk up to the bakery tomorrow. I have the kosher salt and I planted some sage in the garden.
The bathroom vanity? The one that has been all the problems, well the porcelain sink is broken.
Oh, I don’t mean, “dearie me, it’s cracked.” I mean there is a hole the size of Texas with radiating shatter lines out from it and that baby is going to leak water everywhere.
What is it with the leaking water in my bathroom anyway?
Yesterday we drove to every big box store in town. You see, we bought this vanity last February, from Costco. Costco, in that maddening way of theirs, doesn’t sell it anymore. They do sell a vanity, but it’s beautiful modern glass and it doesn’t work. We could return the broken vanity, but we have to find another one.
We checked on line for several other stores. There are 30 inch bathroom vanities in this town, but they are either holycowthat’sugly/howmuchdoyouwantmetospend,IthinkI’mhyperventilating or ohgoody,Icanbuyathirdpairoftapsnow.
So, here are our options.
Option 1: The best, but we can’t see it actually working out because nothing else has.
Call the manufacturer. Explain the bowl is broken. Because the bowl is glued to the granite counter top (not screwed like it is supposed to be.), have them ship us an entire new top. Expected problems? Well, I can’t imagine what language they will speak at the other end of the 1-800 number, but I doubt it will be english. Surely I can google enough french/mandarin/armenian to say “please give me a new top, the one I have is broken.”
Option 2: Buy the “well, at least I don’t mind it, and that’s several levels better than I totally hate it, 24″ vanity, that is 6” too small and then tile/wainscott around it so that it does fit. Expected problems? Well, it looks cheap. I had carefully bought a moderately priced vanity that looked quite expensive. It’s also going to take a fair bit of work to get it to fit into the bathroom.
Option 3: Buy the custom built cabinets from a store that will perfectly fit the space, in the finish of our choice. On the bright side, they will have features we want (a drawer, for one) and they will be well built and will not look cheap. Expected problems? Well, the cost for this renovation will just about triple. It will also take 6 weeks to arrive, so we will be without a bathroom sink for that much longer.
so, here I am, broken stop cock valve to the left of me, broken vanity to the right, stuck in the middle with you.
Tell me what you would do?