Monday, April 20, 2009

A Farrah Faucet

Our guest bathroom was 98% completed. To put this in perspective, Megan Fox is 98% of Angelina. Not the same thing, right? Same applies to home renovations. Some say work hard. Some say play hard. I say "Reno hard".

So our bathroom...on the left is the photo before. The right has some small changes...one renovation change in particular.


That's right! I now have fairer (or Farrah) faucets! And the proper knowledge of how to use the white balance on my camera :)


Before, I had the basic builder-grade silver toned faucets. Totally not groovy with the oil-rubbed bronze accents that were floating around the room. Since the shower curtain rod, the vanity knobs, the towel rack, the toilet paper holder, the light fixture and the misc. bathroom accents were luscious and dark, the shiny nickel spigots stood out like a sore thumb. Not cool.


So I decided to do something that I have never done before. I ebayed. And I am so glad that I did. I found a seller that sold this good looking feller and shipped it to me for free! Not only did I save by not shelling out a single red cent for shipping but I also got each faucet for the low price of $54! You may not scour home improvement stores websites like I do, but rest assured this is an amazing price. In fact, the lowest Lowe's bathroom faucet in oil-rubbed bronze was $108. I love Lowe's but I gotta go with the price that is easier on the wallet. So just like the Olsen parents, I got two for the price of one.


Just wanted to show you how beautimus this baby looks from the top! I don't usually say this about drain holes, or holes in general, but yum! Just look at that deep chocolate color...delish!

The best part is that it looks like a really expensive improvement but really it took only a little over a hundred bones and 30 minutes to install (yes, installation instructions came with the lovely water spouts). In the end, it improves the richness of the room and that my dears, is priceless :)

Have you made faucet decisions lately? Where is your favorite place to score a good deal? And dude, is ebay the best or what?!?

12 comments:

Emily said...

Your faucets put mine to shame. Love that chocolatey oil-rubbed look. Delicious!

Arlynn said...

Great choice! They're rich looking, and I love that you didn't go with brushed nickel; I'm almost over that.

Although I'm not one to speak since we're leasing a home with your "before" faucets & no intent on changing them ourselves : - )

Awesome reno!

LyndsAU said...

It looks great :) I love it!! you have great style girl!

Heidi said...

Ooooh, very pretty. I seriously can't wait to own a home and enter the world of serious home renovations. Sure, I know once I do I'll hate it, but in the mean time I'm jealous of anyone who gets to change faucets.

Liz said...

Love it, they look great! And I'm so impressed with your DIY skills - way to go!

Jenny said...

Looks great! I hear you about ebay....we got our kitchen faucet there for cheap as well as lots of oil rubbed bronze doorknobs. Great find!

Lindsay said...

so rich looking! i love oil rubbed hardware. wonderful style!

Melissa said...

Love the color of those faucets! We are in desperate need of a change too and ebay is always a great place. Also check out Craigslist if you haven't already, there are good deals to be had.

Centsational Girl said...

Girl, your faucet quotes are a crack up. Nice improvement !

Freckles Chick said...

Simply gorgeous! Don't be shocked if you find me in your bathroom, stroking your new faucets and crooning lovingly "My precious...."

And you know my obessesion w/ pretty faucets. Don't we have the same hawt kitchen ones? I knew we'd get along =).

Katie said...

Haha! We do have the same kitchen faucets Freckles! Dontcha just love it!?!? In all seriousness, it makes my life better...as do these bathroom spigots.

XO - Katie

Jen M said...

Totally amazing, I adore them. You can't get taps like that in England at all.