We remodeled our two bathrooms in the fall of 2008. When I say we, I actually mean Mr. Bird Nest remodeled them. And when I say he remodeled them, I mean all of it: plumbing, wiring, carpentry, drywall, painting, etc. He is a one-man machine when you get him going but sometimes you can't shut him off when you (I mean me) get tired. Ugh.
This was our guest bathroom. It was like a bowling alley. I mean it was long and big and also ugly. OK, this was when the wheels started turning in my head. Back to that later.
Now, I don't know how you get your husband to do things but my favorite of Mr. Bird Nest's aunts once told me to always plant the seed of an idea in his head and wait to see if it grows. Don't nag. Just wait. Usually by the time they are done thinking about it, the idea will become theirs. Lordy, she was a smart woman and I miss her since she passed away.