I think the conversation usually went like this:
Me: Hey, we could use the tax return to put that half bath in.
Dave: yeah we could
Me: Or we could go on vacation
Dave: yeah let's do that
Me: k cool
Enter Dave's parents: "We'd like to help you guys out and put that half bathroom in for you"
Them: "yeah, when works for you?"
Us: "umm whenever... seriously? Thank you!!!"
A couple of months later, Dave cleaned out the utility closet and the plumber came over and did his thing.
So we went from this:
yes, that's me modeling where the toilet will go.
And in case you're interested here's a list of the items:
Towel Bar (we actually went with a grab bar as we couldn't find any towel bars that were small enough)
Towel - old from Pottery Barn but here's a VERY similar one.
Glass balls - purchased on the boardwalk in San Diego
And for the artwork - I actually recreated a painting I fell in love with on pinterest:
My best attempt:
Hey, it's not perfect, but I didn't spend $350 on mine so there.