It has been a while since we posted about updates on the house!
During our big renovation, we were able to finish out the majority of our guest bathroom, but had this dirty little secret behind the shower curtain:
From afar, it doesn’t look that bad and we took amazing efforts to keep it clean and as mildew-free as possible for our Airbnb guests.
In April, we had guests (luckily all dudes). One of the guys went to turn the center knob from the bath setting to the shower setting and it literally fell off into his hand. Um… getting the wrench out to turn the knob so the guys could shower was not embarrassing at all! [sarcasm]
We quickly ran to the hardware store for a “universal knob”. The “universal knob” didn’t work because an old, plastic component was so stripped that even the new knob wouldn’t stay attached. I took photos and went to several different hardware stores and even one specialty plumbing store only to have them spell it out for me: S-O-L without a plumbing re-do. No plumbing re-do without re-tiling.
SO… we mentioned it to our Airbnb guests for the next few months and made it work with only a shower setting. We decided to get a quote from a friend at church who is a contractor and it was far less than we had anticipated. We also found a multi-color travertine at a good price, so we went for it!
The soap niche is a little larger than we thought, but it is the framing from an original window (with an added shelf), so that’s pretty cool!
This was one of the only projects in which we were not “hands on”… which was weird. Apparently we both struggle with watching others work!
We feel extremely fortunate to have been able to make this update and can’t wait to have guests now! Come stay with us, friends… and use our shower!