Operation Heart of the Home: The little faucet redo
Why the heck do we have two sinks directly across from one another?
Weirdo kitchen. The design of this sucker is stranger than blood red eyeliner. Unless you are a vampire and crimson eyes are your thing. Excluding those vegetarian vampires of course. They are on my side. Of course Edward is on my side. Same applies to both Luke Skywalker and Darth Vadar, Chuck Norris and every single one of the Autobots.
Where was I? Oh right…red eyeliner…
We’ve been up to our blood-red-eyeballs in painting, tearing out backsplashes, putting up drywall and living literally around the clock in the living room that we were PUMPED to do a little project like replacing one of the gold faucets in the kitchen.
The old faucet was a leaky wobbly thing. It probably could have been easily fixed by removing it and a good cleaning and a proper reinstallation…but the color was not my jam, so it really would have been pointless.
There were some things that I liked about it…like the fact that it was smaller in stature…making it more proportional to the mini sized sink. And the fact that it swiveled was nice because I could put a pot on the countertop and just pivot (PIVOT PIVOT! Love that Friends episode and can’t say that word without screaming it like Ross)…I could PIVOT! it to fill er up to boil some eggs or my placenta. #instagraminsidejoke
We actually removed the entire thing (took zero point two seconds for Jer to do) prior to the painting phase…
and we had stored this Moen faucet from Lowe’s for ages waiting for the new sweetness to be installed.
We actually installed it without the sprayer (it’s attached because the faucet won’t work unless it’s hooked up but it’s stored underneath the sink since we only have one hole) and the base plate (see above for reference).
I like it a whole whole lot. The shape of the neck isn’t my favorite but the color, the base details, the swivel-feature – all very my style. Plus, it was on the smaller side of things. Most of the faucets on the Lowe’s faucet aisle were larger…so finding one that was on the petite side was tough. We really didn’t want it to compete size-wise with our biggie faucet that will be (say it with me) directly across from it. (!!) So…win-win.
And after living in the living room and washing all our dishes in the bathroom sink, we definitely appreciated the fact that 1. we had a bigger sink and a working faucet and b. more counter space than 36 square inches directly across from our toilet. Yeah. Splash zone. eeewww.
Have you guys been updating any faucets lately? It’s amazing how living without one for so long made me appreciate it soo much more. And how my eyes have completely adjusted to the nickel finish….it was painful to look at before…and apparently Clear Eyes does NOT take the gold out. just saying.