DIY project gone bad
OK. Brace yourselves because, on this blog, you can guarantee I will give it to you straight — the good, the bad and the ugly.
So last weekend, I got another “great” DIY/home improvement idea. The hubs will tell you that, when an idea like this pops into my head, it can be very, very dangerous. I will not rest. I MUST. DO. IT. RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE. I’m sure you’re never impulsive like that.
Any-hoo, I was recently drooling over those beautiful, oil-rubbed bronze (ORB) kitchen sink faucets that look like this:
I wanted one so badly. But before I could change out our faucet, I needed to change out our sink base, since stainless steel doesn’t really go with ORB.
Our current sink looked like this:
So I asked the hubs if we could go to Lowes and just get a whole new sink and faucet. He replied like any great husband who’s been married to a carraazzaayy gal like me for more than a decade would. He said, “If it makes you happy …”
We picked up a black, composite granite sink base and a beautiful new faucet and the hubs went to work installing the sink base. As he was lowering it into the hole, it slipped out of his hands and slammed into the counter top, busting a huge piece out of the corner of the sink. Totaled.
So we sat in silence for awhile; he offered to take it back and purchase another sink base — the only thing I’m hearing at this point is the dollar signs cha-chinging in my head.
At that moment we also realize we are going to need to completely re-rout the plumbing to accommodate this new sink. We were already out more than $250 for the sink base alone.
So I thought about it, prayed about it and then said, “Fugetaboutit.” The hubs reinstalled the old sink and faucet.
Now, I’m just going to be fine with maybe (eventually) purchasing a new faucet that matches my current sink.
Bonus information: Would you believe Lowes took back the busted sink and refunded our money? We were totally honest about what happened. I love me some Lowes.
So that moral to this one? Be content with what you have!
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Now my kitchen sink looks like this:
Actually, it’s priceless.