Guest Bathroom Reno – Day 63

When I was a little girl, I was certain I wanted to be a plumber when I grew up.

I kid you not. My fascination with unclogging drains started at a very young age…

From year to year, my passion for plumbing intensified.

I took my little “Plastic Fantastic” with me everywhere I went…

At age five I single-handedly modified a toy sink into one that had a fully functional faucet…

And by the time I was 18, I was installing garbage disposals all over town…


I had ya goin’ for a minute there didn’t I?

The following video showcases our actual plumbing skills.

Neither of us has ever even thought about what goes on under a sink.

(Note: If you’re a plumber, you can just go ahead and sign off right now. Unless, of course, you’d rather just point at the screen and laugh as we demonstrate our rookie maneuvers.)

And there ya have it!

So what if we prematurely celebrated as water flooded our floor!
So what if we went through a roll of paper towels soaking it up!
So what if we sprang four, count ’em, four leaks throughout the process!
So what if we had to make a couple extra trips to the store to buy the proper tools!
So what if our dog thinks we’re crazy!
It works!
It really, really works!

Take it from me- I’ve turned it on every fifteen minutes just to make sure.


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  1. says

    bbwwahhaha! You really had me going. I was thinking, really? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone wanting to be a plumber ….of all people , Layla?

  2. Jerrilyn says

    You guys crack me up! You really do need your own show! I know that feeling of jubilation of the faucet finally working, we’re almost finished with our bath room reno.

  3. says

    Wow, you two sure got your crash course in plumbing. My hat is off to you for havng the patience and determination to figure it out.

  4. says

    Why does this video make ME so happy? Because I just LOVE watching you guys work and play together…(and Kev’s hoofing to the Hallelujah Chorus ain’t bad….) Really. It’s the cleverest thing you’ve posted yet. Makes me smile. And gives me hope for young couples who are in love and who are figuring out great ways to live their lives.

    Thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us!

    • Layla says

      Awwww…thanks Mz V! We just try to have fun with it and feel insanely blessed to even be able to share this little fixer together!

  5. says

    This is the first time that I followed the links for your guest bathroom and I love them!

    I cheered along with you when there were no longer any leaks.

    I also laughed a lot!