Thought I might be able to lighten the mood around here by setting our latest remodeling problem to the tune of a Broadway musical. I'm not entirely sure that it's working, but at least I'm humming songs from "Music Man," instead of mumbling some other choice words.
Now, I really don't want to complain. Seriously, I don't. I am beyond grateful to be able to remodel our master bathroom, and I know it will all be beautiful in the end. But, I just wanted to share a little predicament with you. Perhaps you can help me decide what to do.
We are sooooo close to the end of this remodel. We're talking a cabinet door, a couple of mirrors, drawer pulls and a toilet paper holder, and we're DONE!!!! But, a seemingly minor issue that we had a couple of weeks ago reared its ugly head yesterday, and I'm fearing a major setback could result.
Here's the deal...
When the trim guy was installing our upper cabinet (the one that didn't fit and had to be replaced that I wrote about here), he must have slid it across the marble and scratched the countertop. I pointed it out to our contractors who assured me they would have it buffed out and it would be good as new.
Well, we had it buffed yesterday, and it's not good as new. It's more like "good as a couple years old and several things dropped on it." The reason for this, according to the countertop fabricator, is that marble has little pits under the surface. When it is buffed, essentially the top layer of stone is removed, and the pits are brought to the surface. They then appear to be little nicks like this.
Okay, I know it's really hard to see in this picture. But, trust me, it's the pits!
We haven't even told our contractors about the buffing results. You know, because they haven't bothered to call or stop by to see how it turned out, because they care so much... Oh, that sounded like complaining. Sorry!
So, we are left with a choice. Live with the countertop and accept the imperfections OR have the countertop replaced. If we go the replacement route, we would have to have all the upper cabinetry and trim removed, the plumbing disconnected, the sconces disconnected, the sinks replaced AND we would have to wait until another slab of marble was available. Which means this bathroom ain't gettin' done anytime soon.
What would you do?
(That's not a rhetorical question, people. Please post a comment and help a girl out.) Thank you!