Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bathroom Reno - No More Counting

I have had it. I'm done. No, not done-done. Just really sick of this renovation and I need to take a break. I can pretty much call the time of death on the fun - around 10am this morning when I realized I had forgotten to cut a miter corner on the last stinking piece of chair rail and had to run to HD for the billionth time to buy a new piece. Grr. Since that point, I've been pissy, unhappy, and generally fed-up with this process. I haven't felt this way before about home improvement so I'm a little worried. I usually really enjoy the process and while, yes, I get frustrated, I don't feel like I want to crawl into the fetal position and cry - or worse, kill someone. I guess I'm just tired and it's probably a good idea to take a week or two break before I destroy something or someone.

So here is where we leave things for the time being: I did finish the chair rail, dammit. You can see, however, that I still need to put in some corner bead above it. And I have no idea what I'm going to do on the other side where the tile meets the drywall.

I then got a couple new end tiles and installed those along side of the window, realizing, however, that I totally screwed this up and will now have to make a million little tiny tile cuts. Double grr.I am so taking a break. Of course, the reason I'm frustrated is my own fault. I made hasty decisions and didn't think things through and now I'm faced with stupid issues like this. Yes, ma'am, I'm done. Maybe in a few weeks I will regain my ability to see things clearly and calmly and I can finally finish this stinking project. Until then, you can suck it, bathroom.


Jayne said...

That happened to me while tearing the stupid shingles off my house, and you're right, taking some time away from the project does really help. Your bathroom's looking great!

Karen Anne said...

You've done a HUGE amount in a very short time.

As to where the tile meets the drywall, often times I find that an answer pops into my brain when I just let things sit for awhile.

Could you post a photo of the whole tile meets drywall wall? I myself have lost track of what it looks like, and maybe the peanut gallery can make some suggestions.

sarah said...

Hey - time to get together and decompress! Maybe you could rip off the tiles next to the window and put in that handy-dandy polyurethane trim that's moisture-resistant. If you got a nice wide piece with a rabbet (like chair rail), it could hang over the jagged tile edge & cover it. Let me know if you need me to come over for moral support after your break!