Sunday, October 1, 2017

Master Bath Shelf

It's embarrassing that we've taken more than two years to finish our master bathroom remodel. But I finally, this week, managed to sand and stain the wood for the master bathroom shelf. Jeff hung the board for me earlier in the week and I varnished it. I used an old can of varnish, so it took quite a long time to dry.
Today we finally attempted to install the shelf, but it turns out we didn't get screws for them. Jeff used ugly sheetrock screws to hang the brackets up, with the plan to replace them when we got the replacement chrome-plated screws.
But then when he went to install the hooks, the pilot hole wasn't big enough and the screws were binding and he thought they might strip. He needed to drill larger pilot holes, but he didn't have a bigger drill bit because it had broken, so we decided to get him some replacement drill bits. So, needing screws and drill bits, we got quickly derailed.
Yes, we could run to the hardware store and buy drill bits and screws, but in my experience trips to Lowe's or Home Depot cost us way more than the original items we went for. Instead, I just ordered some online and we'll get them in about a week. Hopefully, we'll get this project finished next weekend.


  1. Your preaching to the choir. I swear we run into the same stuff. I buy things and then can't find it so I buy again. Somewhere in this house is about 10 packs of blades for the utility knife.

    1. Yeah, I'm with you. I've bought several pieces of hardware more than once. And I know I had a package of screws somewhere, but a diligent search didn't locate them. Oh well.

  2. Oh yes, I'm a member of the choir, too. It's so frustrating. Even more frustrating when it happens AFTER I've 'organized' so I can find things.