Okay, you can pick your jaw up off the floor now, and I'll do the same, because I'm not kidding! We've been ambushed! (I'm restraining myself from a punctuation overdose.) Matt Muenster and the crew from Bath Crashers will be at our house this week to turn our disgusting Master Bathroom into a luxurious master suite! Yep, you heard me right, this week. In fact, I'm probably swinging a sledgehammer in the dump right now!! (A girl can have 2 exclamation points for sledgehammer swinging, right?)
So let me guess, the first three questions you have are:
1. How did you guys get chosen?
2. Do you have to pay anything?
3. Can you send them to my house?
At least that's what we keep hearing. I'll start with the first one, and I'll be honest and say that it was one part insider information, and one part luck. I was given the heads up by a friend that Bath Crashers would be filming at our local Lowe's store at a specific time and date. That person (who shall remain nameless) gave us some tips on how to turn the tables in our favor; (i.e. talk about how big your bathroom is or if there is room to expand, don't be too quick to say yes, act unsure and make them work for it, be out going and not shy on camera, etc... ) So we headed to Lowe's on the designated shooting day, and that's where part 2 came in, luck. We just hung around the store, shopped, and without trying to attract any attention to ourselves, were quite literally ambushed by the filming crew. We turned on the charm, and went on-and-on about how terrible our bathroom was, but hemmed and hawed about whether or not we would want to bring strangers home. Ryder was fantastic, and somehow managed to be adorable on cue, but silent when necessary. It was like the clouds parted, the sun shined down directly upon us and a deep voice said, "You really do need to replace that hideous bathroom." After, the Bath Crasher crew came to check out our big dump, and agreed. I mean, let's face it, as soon as they took a look at the turd sandwich that is our Master Bathroom, they couldn't resist the chance to take a sledgehammer to it. I know I've been dying to do it for months!
|Entrance to bathroom from Master Bedroom. Vanity to the left, pocket door into the "Water Closet" with toilet and shower on the right. No door, carpet, strange glass block window, the list goes on.|
|Vanity, which is open to the Master Bedroom. Carpet, white tiled counter top, hexagon sink, duo-tone faucet, seen better days vanity, 3 walled mirror...|
|View from the closet, through the bathroom into the bedroom. Gives you a better look at that row of light bulbs. Sorry about that.|
|"Water Closet" to the right with toilet and shower. The tile is white with brown grout|
(at least we hope it's the grout that's brown.)
|Glass block peak-a-boo window from inside the water closet to the Master Bedroom.|
|Close up on the space ship toilet and gross tile in the "Water Closet."|
Second question: "Do you have to pay anything?" The amazing, I-still-can't-believe-our-luck answer? Not a dime. We don't even need to pay to pull a permit. All the labor, construction and incredible luxury items are all ours for free. Pinch me. I must have passed out from home improvement exhaustion and woken up in the Emerald City. Why are all the little people singing and dancing? Oh wait, that's just Jason and Ryder...
Third question: "Can you send them to my house?" We'd love to share the wealth if we can, but right now we're just counting our blessings and praying that they don't change their minds. You don't want to tempt fate on this stuff.
Another question we have been getting is "Do you have to do the work?" Yes we do
UPDATE: Follow our whole Bath Crashers Experience Here: