The bathroom faucet that almost required therapy
I have been kicking myself in the pants a lot lately, working really hard to get this master bathroom project done! The “new” mirror and frame have been installed, and outlets and switches have been changed. But the pièce de résistance by far has been the new bathroom faucets I ordered online from Westside Wholesale.
Two of these beauties were sitting on my dining room table for about a week before we got around to installing one over the weekend. You know, some ladies love jewelry; others love clothes or handbags. This DIY diva can get pretty excited over a plumbing fixture. 🙂
I may have been spotted a few
dozen times last week, holding and caressing these faucets as if they were my own children. They are that gorgeous. The hubs spotted me ogling them in the dining room and I overheard him mumble something about “needing professional help.”
All kidding aside, I am really happy with the Moen faucets I chose. They are brilliant chrome with some real weight to them. I am also totally digging the cute little “H” and “C” buttons.
Do you find it intriguing how different faucet finishes seem to come in and out of style? I remember when anything and everything was oil-rubbed bronze. I still really love that finish and it is in several places in my home. But I’ve noticed lately that the shinier, cooler finishes, like chrome, have been making a serious comeback.
My goal for this bathroom has been to communicate a style I like to call “coastal elegance.” I want to feel like I’m in a posh, waterfront hotel bathroom when I’m in here. In fact, in nearly every room in this house, I try to give a nod to a natural, coastal-infused design that reflects our home’s location (in the woods near a lake).
The hubs actually installed the first faucet for me. But I took great notes and will be installing the second one myself. I’ll be sharing my “how to install a bathroom faucet” video with you later this week. (Ladies: If I can do it, you can do it.)
Just so you can see what a difference one fixture makes, here’s the old faucet:
Next on the project docket (after the second faucet) will be installing a new lighting fixture and painting the vanity.
What do you think of the new faucet? Also, if you live in the local area (central Pa.) and are in need of two free, working bathroom faucets, I’d love to find a home for our old fixtures. You can contact me here.
Disclosure: Westside Wholesale provided me with my choice of fixture in exchange for a review on this blog. As always, all text, opinions and sweat equity are mine (and the hubs’).