Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Apartment Makeover: Powder Room Edition

When we relocated to our apartment on the South Side, one of the most exciting things about our new living situation was the 1.5 baths...finally eliminating the age-old questions of who gets to pee first after a long car ride home. But when we first moved in September, there were a couple of problems:

  1. The powder room looked something more like an unorganized janitor's closet and...
  2. Neither the toilet nor the sink were functional.


Now, there are pros and cons of living in your architect uncle's rental property...
  • Pro - Rent is cheap!
  • Con - He doesn't have time to finish it this week...
  • Pro - He knows how to do things like fix toilets and sinks.
  • Con - He doesn't have the right parts on hand to finish the job...
  • Pro - I don't mind seeing him when he has to come over three weekends in a row.
  • Con - No?  Still not fixed?!?
  • Pro - Bruce and Alfred are getting a lot of practice having "guests" in the house.
  • Con - 6 weeks later...
And we finally have a working toilet and sink!  Huzzah!  

Once everything was in working in order, I could not wait to get my redecorating hands on that itty bitty space. A couple coats of paint, some additional storage, and a Puerto Rican street scape later and we couldn't be happier!


Not to mention the freedom to pee whenever we choose.  :)   Happy Election Day!