Why yes, that is a big hole in my Dining Room ceiling, and yes, it's right next to our brand new West Elm capiz chandy. If you guessed that our Bath Crashers Master Bathoom is leaking again... you would be right.
See those stains on the ceiling, and especially around the base of the light fixture? Those make me very unhappy.
My parents were actually the ones that brought the expanding stain of doom to my attention. In truth, I haven't spent much time thinking about this ceiling since I spent hours painting it after Bath Crashers left and patched the ceiling for the first time, and then hung the new chandelier. But as my parents looked up to admire the new light, they noticed the stain, and when I went to touch the area, my finger went right through the soaking wet ceiling. Super de dooper.
Our Bath Crashers producers immediately sent over the plumber who did the work on our home. I love John, he's a really nice guy and he went out of his way to help us out during the filming. He even fixed the outdoor water faucet at the front of our house while he was there at no charge. John provided us with this little nugget of a quote, "The hurrier I go the behinder I get." I definitely agree with John, completing a bathroom remodel in 3 days isn't the ideal situation. 6 weeks later, here is how the room looks:
|Entrance to the bathroom and Jay's closet- doors were removed to shorten them so that they could open and close. We're crossing our fingers that someone brings them back.|
|Bottom of this closet is a dusty and dirty tool storage.|
|Track lights were removed and replaced with two cheapo flush mounts. I have a plan for these, but we need to patch and paint the ceiling first.|
|Pocket door still needs poly.|
|My closet is still exposed to the world. We heard a rumor that they were bringing us new closet doors, but we haven't seen anything yet.|
Back down in the Dining Room, the drywall guy who opened up the ceiling spotted the leak immediately. It was a slow drip from one of the connections that wasn't tight enough, it's just been slowly dripping for 6 weeks. Once the drywall guy opened the ceiling this morning, John the Plumber came back to "fix" the problem. He must not have checked his work though, because now it's worse than ever and water rains down from the ceiling like a faucet when the shower is on.
I get asked all the time if knowing what I know now, would I still do Bath Crashers, and the answer is