Friday, March 27, 2009

Men at Work/I Just Had to Have It

Okay, I don't get fixated on much, but I saw this bathroom faucet in a friend's house and it just stuck in my mind until finally I said, I just have to have one too! It is rustic pewter and fits right in with our rustic-style home. The old faucet (I forgot to take a picture of it) was also a rustic style, but silver and, unbeknownst to us, the previous owner of this home had painted it gold. We discovered that when the paint started to fleck off. It looked awful and we didn't want to keep on painting it. It was still functional but when the men took it off, it literally fell apart so it is a good thing we replaced it! Well, that's what I tell Doug, who was not enthused about the idea. See, he and plumbing jobs don't get along very well. Our neighbor, Al, luckily, did that kind of work for a living so he came over and they worked on it together. The directions made it sound so easy and that all you need are a mere four tools; isn't that what they always say? Al, who is familiar with such things, brought his entire toolbox anyway and lucky he did because three hours later, they got it put together after using most of the tools in his box! We bought the faucet at Lowe's. They had some at Home Depot that were similar, but the color wasn't quite the same and I like this one better.

I bet I'm the only person in the whole world who is blogging about their bathroom faucet! :)


  1. Nice faucet, you are right, it fits exactly with the bathroom. Hey, we can blog about anything, right? Thanks for showing us!

  2. I want one of those !
    Where on earth did you find that faucet ?
    Looks like you have a country house, do you have pictures on your blog ?
    Nice to hear from you again....
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi, Cedar & Josephine -
    Thanks for checking out my weird blog entry! :)
    Josephine, I found the faucet at Lowe's after seeing it at a friend's house. I believe that if you look back on some older entries, that there may be a picture or two of our house. It is made totally of poplar - inside and out, even the walls, with only a few exceptions. It has a rustic atmosphere to it - the doors are all made from poplar planks and have wooden latches rather than door knobs. We had wanted a log home but it was a little beyond our price range!

    Thanks again