The World's Ugliest Condo: The Final Stretch is Always a Tough One

Renovation Diary

Okay, the countertops finally made it in, but I'm not thrilled with the work. Shocking I know, but hear me out:

Reason 1:The seam looks really messy. The installer said that it was because marble was a difficult substance to work with. After I complained (more), they offered to send out a buffer to take out the scratches and make the line look better. Sorry about the bad photo, but see what you think:

Reason 2: After everything that went down this month, the manager finally told me that they went off the sink template I provided them, which resulted in the now famous positive reveal. I'm not sure I believe them, but it's done and I am stuck with it. You can see the glue that adheres the sink to the underside of the marble. I don't know if that's normal, but I know it's not very pretty.

On a side note, a ceiling fan almost killed me this week; it just fell off the ceiling in the empty condo where I'm staying. It was on, so when it fell, it actually flew sideways about five feet before it landed. Oh, and it broke and knocked a hole in the wall. Awesome.

I had just been sitting under it about a minute before. Which means I've now added ceiling fans (along with barracuda and karaoke) to my top five list of all-time fears.

But I digress.

All this to say....we are in the final stretch! After the backsplash, we just have to put up the last remaining light fixtures, hang cabinet doors, affix knobs, etc... You know the drill. Next week I hope to have the final photos for you, with everything put together and purty.

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(Images: Dabney Frake)