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Golden Girls, er, Tub

31 May

In the spirit of wrapping up the final details on the bathroom reno, I thought I would share with you our spray painting bathroom extravaganza. Gold. It can work, in select settings. On my finger – yes. On my tub – no. Now I’m not talking about a nice authentic vintage brass, that, that is amazingness. I’m talking about 80’s builder grade – we all know it – most of us hate it. Let’s just say it had to go. I’m all about mixing the metals, but this was a bit too mixed for me.

Spray painting gold hardware

Gold Hardware

So in an effort to rid this bathroom of it’s final gold influence, we pulled out our favorite tool in the DIY arsenal. The spray paint. Whether it’s door knobs or bathroom fixtures, you can bet my first plan of attack is always that little can o’ paint. Call me trigger happy, call me cheap, but the bottom line – if I can solve the problem with $3 of paint, you better bet I’m going to try!

Rust Oleum Appliance Spray Paint

Rust Oleum Spray Paint

After chatting with the guy in the paint aisle for a few, we decided on this appliance grade stuff. It’s supposed to be super durable so I’m hoping it’s able to stand up to the test of our bath jets – we shall see! I can tell you when we were applying it that this stuff definitely felt a lot more substantial than our typical spray painting fare. It went on thicker, and had more precise directions to reapplication. Per it’s suggestion – we had to wait a full week before applying the second coat. Dang a langa.

How to spray paint tub

Spray Painting

This stuff stunk with a capital S, so we kept it out on the screened in porch in order to avoid too many fumes entering our lungs. After one coat, they were definitely looking much improved and on their way. There were still a few spots of gold sneaking through though, so we did opt to wait it out for the week and apply another coat. (Waiting a week for me is like waiting YEARS!! 😉

Spray Painting Bathroom Vent

Bathroom Vent

In addition to spray painting the gold tub hardware, we also opted to spray paint the air vent that is around the tub surround. We knew that since this guy butted up right next to the new crisp and white subway tile, that anything other than white was going to stick out like a sore thumb. Look how purty and white this guy looks after a solid two coats!

One kink in our remove it and spray paint it plan was that one of the vents would not budge. Not sure if it was stuck on there, or if it was designed to just not come off, but this guy was not moving. In an effort to complete rid the tub surround of it’s goldie locks, we proceeded with taping the entire area off to all of the hardware to be white.

How to spray paint bathroom hardware

Spray Painted Hardware

It took some time, but overall, I think this new look is preferred in our white and bright space to the gold we were rockin’ before. Final step was applying an ample coat of caulk. I think you can pretty much chalk that one up as our final step with all projects 😉

White Spray painted bathroom hardware

White Hardware

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Something Has Got to Give

27 May

Sometimes you just get to a point with a renovation where you know you have to do something drastic to make the magic happen. When incremental little steps just won’t do. I hit that moment. At 4pm last Sunday, actually. I just looked at Jay and said – that wall has GOT to come down. Now, mind you, we had played around with the idea of removing the wall, but kind of got sidelined with it, and thought that maybe we would just widen the doorway, or just leave the room as is.

But then, at 4′ o clock on Sunday, I just knew that this wall was not going to live to see another day. Jay, Jay wasn’t so sure such drastic measures had to be taken. He thought we could try talking it out with the wall before we told him to pack his bags, maybe give him a second chance. But I knew it was over. It started with just a little exploration, we wanted to just see what was under the wall. Plus, after we removed the cabinets we noticed that there was a vent popping out that needed some attention any way. It always starts small…

How to remove floor vent

Removing Floor Vent

With the left side of the wall already looking kinda gappy, we decided a bit more exploratory tapping on the other side couldn’t hurt. Here is Jay giving it the initial ceremonial tap.

How to remove wall

Removing Wall

Then, this happened. Kind of one of those things that when you start to get momentum on it, you just keep moving forward. Once we had the first chunk of wall up and out – I started to get really excited. It was really happening! We didn’t let our fears of wall removal stop us. Nope, we conquered it and busted that sucker out! It felt good. It felt great! Liberation from the walls that had constrained us for so long!

How to remove wall

Wall Removal

If you notice in the picture above, there is a slight little wrinkle in our wall removal plans. See that little white vent pipe attached to the second beam. That is our sewer venting stack. The original owner of the house gingerly informed us when we closed that this wall could never be removed, since it had the sewer stack vent line in it. Turns out – with a little bit of research – this little guy could be removed, it was just a matter of re-configuring a few things. Anytime a wall comes down, I think you’re bound to have something in the way. More than anything, it’s just a matter of making sure whatever is in the wall can be re-diverted, etc.

Duct Work In Wall

Duct Work In Wall

On the other side of the wall, we had a lovely stack of duct work, that lucky for us, actually did not connect to anything. Huzza!! It was just chilling there, completely separate from the HVAC system above and below, so that was a relatively easy work around. Just rip it out! 😉

By the time we had moved onto the dining room side of the wall, the plaster was coming out in nice, neat pieces, which really limited the dust in the room, and helped with ease of removal. With a little bit of prying, Jay was able to just rip each piece off the wall. With plaster, there is usually metal lathe at the corners, too, so we had to pull a little harder to get those pieces to come down.

How to remove plaster wall

Removing Plaster From Wall

Also, just to provide a heads up to all reading, we were able to confirm that the wall was absolutely not a load bearing wall, which is obviously crucial to determine prior to grabbing yo sledgehammer. Basically, the information we got that guided us toward knowing this was not load bearing was that the floor joists above the wall ran parallel with the structure. If the joists ran perpendicular, than this would have been a load bearing wall, and we would have needed some type of supporting beam to help keep the house up 😉

This is what we started with in the kitchen and dining room, and here is the layout of the house, if helpful. Basically, it was a 34″‘ door opening that was sufficient, but felt pretty narrow when you passed in between each room.

Removing Non-Load Bearing Wall

Kitchen | Dining Room Before

The biggest difference I noticed right away was how much more light came in through the combined spaces – and – how much larger they felt. The ceilings, especially! Immediately I just looked at Jay with a crazy sauce grin on my face and proclaimed this was the best DIY decision we had ever made. By this point in the demolition process, he was drinking the kool-aid right along with me and smiled on back. 🙂 We were feeling it, man. Demo work at it’s best.

How to remove wall

Wall Removal

Now instead of two rinky dink 9×10 rooms, we have one big ole’ 18×10 room, that feels oh so spacious and oh so open. I can’t even put into words how profound the difference is, but it’s a big deal (at least to us!). Like epic. Plus, our handy little handy man is coming back this week to add a new doorway for a french door off the side of the house and to help re-route some of the electrical. Once we have the door installed, I think this room will be the ca’ts meow. Malcolm conquers.

Let There Be Gas

21 May

One of the first steps to our little switcheroo in the kitchen was getting a new gas line installed so that we could move the oven along the back wall where the pantry used to be. I’m pretty pumped to get the oven off the wall it’s on right now, since the placement is pretty funky and aesthetically  it just doesn’t look good.

Moving Gas Line

Gas Range Switcheroo

Since anytime I think of gas lines, I think of explosions where people lose limbs, I made Jay hire this one out. We found a really nice handyman online and he had our kitchen up and running in no time. Plus, his quote came in $250 less than the other guy, so that bumped him up a notch in our book, too. Both were certified professionals, but this guy worked independently, with no over head, which keeps his costs down. With tax, our total was $252.40. A wee bit higher than I wanted (I’m an internal optimist when it comes to stretching my dollar bills), but overall, I think the move is really going to aid the flow and feel of the kitchen, so it’s a price I’m willing to pay.

Old Gas Line

Old Gas Line

Our last gas line was problematic since it was installed below the joists on the floor, which is a rather large issue if you want to finish off said room at a later date. Since I would love to finish off this room down the road, the low hanging wires and lines really had to get the boot. One of these offending utility lines happened to be our gas line, so moving this guy was going to get us one wee step closer to my dreams of a finished laundry room (down the road, way down the road…)

How to turn off gas

Turning Off Gas

Since we wanted to avoid any explosions, the first step, before any jerry rigging went down was to turn off the gas. Fairly obvious, but then again, I’d hate to read about ya in the papers. Remember, lefty loosey, righty tighty.

Gas Line

Gas Line

After the old gas line was popped out, we were left with this. A little beam of sunshine (remember the window right below?). Ahhh – progress!

How to install a gas line

New Gas Line

The best thing about the new gas line, is that it has a flexible tube, versus the rigid piping that was in place before. Which is awesome, since this makes the line much more maneuverable, and easier to bend into places to avoid it falling below the rafters. Winner winner chicken dinner.

How to install gas line

Gas Line In Rafters

Now, instead of coming out beneath the rafters, we have a line that is definitely in the rafters. Huzzah!! That means, if I get an idea in my head one weekend and start thinking about slapping some dry wall up in this joint, I won’t be tackling funky piping falling down beneath the rafters. Hypothetically, that is. Jay – you’ve been warned. 🙂

New Gas Line

New Gas Line

After this guy was installed, the area was looking like this! Not too exciting 🙂 One thing that I didn’t think of (the handy man suggested it) was to move the line slightly to the right of your desired middle point, since this gives the lines room to bend a bit, versus having to connect straight down, which could be tricky logistically. Always nice when someone else thinks of these (rather practical) things for you 🙂 Now, just to move the new appliances over and into place! Oh, and the whole kitchen gutting thing, there is that, too.

B-B-B-Basement Bath

16 May

Since this is our main bathing local, it has been very nice to transform this little space into something a bit more updated, and a bit more our taste. Plus, relative to the upstairs bathroom, this one came in on the cheap. Still in need of a few more details, but the room now has paint, trim and tile so that is some solid progress!

Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs

Basement Bathroom

For the paint color, we went with Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs. It’s much darker than our normal paint picks, but I am totally diggin it. I like the warmth it adds to the space, and I like that it’s different than the rest of the house. Stands out a bit.

Northern Cliffs Bathroom

Basement Bathroom | After

With the more neutral (and lighter) tiles, I feel like the room is able to support the darker color a bit better. I’ve also thought about adding wainscoting at a later date, but for now I am really liking the look we got going on. Except that rug! I need to try bleaching it since it looks really dingy and almost pink next to the new tiles. So does the vanity top, for that matter.

Northern Cliffs

Cabinet and Wall

Funny thing is, the cabinet, and wall color are pretty much the same. The dude at Lowes messed up the cabinet color a bit, so it’s a shade lighter, but I really think it is difficult to tell how closely matched they are. They are also different sheens, semi-gloss on the cabinets and eggshell on the walls.

Down the road, I would definitely like to replace the light. In the interim, we should probably just get a new light bulb. he he. In the long term – I’ve got my eye on this guy. Kind of rustic chic. 😉

Lowes Bridgeview Sconce

Bridgeview 2 Light Sconce

Another big improvement is the door. Oye. This guys used to be lime green, like the rest of the room. And like the ceilings. Green – everything. I guess they had extra paint they had to use up. Here is what the trim used to look like.

Green Trim

Green Trim

Along with the green door. 😉

Green Bathroom Door

Green Bathroom Door

And the after! I think the oil rubbed bronze hardware on the door will look nice with light above the sink. Diggin’ it.

Simply White Door Trim

Simply White Door

So far our only costs have been the paint, the tiles and the trim!! So we are around $125 right now for the entire bathroom. Woott!!! After we purchase the new lighting, I’ll do a cost breakdown for you to get the total picture. As far as new bathroom reno’s go though, I think we will be sticking with these sweet little tiles from Home Depot. Marble – under $4 a square foot. Yes, please. There are still a few things that I want to tackle in the room, but that will come with time. For now – much better!

Small Bath Reno

Small Bath Reno

This post is linked to the William Morris Project over at Pancakes and French Fries.

The Green Has Got to Go

15 May

Hunter green and pink. If I had to pick two colors that would sum up the previous owner’s design taste – they would be it. Add some wallpaper and a few faux finishes and we are pretty much good to go. Not to say that hunter green and pink are not nice, but we’ve been phasing them out of our abode. Guess we are just a wee bit more plain jane round here. 😉 I’m a sucker for a nice, crisp, black exterior door and perfectly bright and white interior. What can I say, I’m a tried and true for the traditional.

Sunroom Door

Green Exterior Door

I felt an extra push to paint this door since we had already quasi tackled it by painting the interior, but not the interior door trim, so anytime we opened the door this spring to get a wee bit of air in the space, I would hard core cringe and the unfinished look.

Unpainted Door Trim

Door Trim

If I had my way, and a few extra dollar bills lining my pocket, I would get a french door installed here to open up the dining room, and to get rid of all the ugly gold trim. A la this photo. Fades off into dreams of converting the screened in porch into a sunroom …

French Doors Dining Room

French Doors

But since paint cost $20 for a gallon and doors cost a few benjamins … ya know. Some decisions get made for you. He he. 😉 It was looking pretty rough though. Definitely in need of paint.

Green Exterior

Exterior Door

Here is how it looked after two coats of Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Simply White Trim

Simply White Patio Door

The trim panel is looking a lot better, too.

Door Trim Simply White

Door Trim

Oh, and the door hardware. That has to go, too 🙂 After lots of looking around at the big box and local stores with nothing striking my fancy, I stumbled across this guy when I was buying our appliances at my new favorite website, build.com. Plus, they are actually quite a bit less than the big box option. Yippie skippie. Perhaps in the summer we will snag this guy for the door.

Exterior Door Hardware

Exterior Door Hardware

The Last of the Mohicans

13 May

That’s a wrap! The last of the ugly bi-colored, paneled, who thought this was a good idea, doors, are officially out of my life. Woo to the hoo. For some reason, every single door in this house had the middle panel left au natural, and the rest painted some color (usually pink). I’m all about the natural wood look, but it’s all or nothing to me. It was like they were framed, in pepto-bismal pink. No, that simply will not work.

Pink Paneled Closet Door

Pink Closet Door

While were were painting the front closet, we also opted to tackle the one remaining paneled door, which leads to the attic. This one already had a bit of paint slapped onto it, since I used it as my paint getter-ridder surface before I washed it each time 🙂 I figured it was a good a place as any for it! 😉

Attic Door

Attic Door

The closet had a pink interior, and pink trim too. Sensing a theme? It also had a messy interior before, as this became the dumping ground for all our project odds and ends that we wanted close at hand during the bathroom reno. Easier than carting our patooties up and down the basement steps, but certainly uglier. Well, perhaps that is debatable, but I’m going with the messy closet on that one.

Closet Organization

Closet | Before

Since it has also helped us get a smooth, even coat in the past, we opted to use the primer this time around as well. Kilz, I swear by it man! It’s it is the best! After one coat of primer, things were looking very improved, but still very spotty.

Primed Closet Door

Primed Closet Door

Malcolm took his job of watching over the closet contents very seriously. Don’t mess with the orange tabby. I think he liked the tower effect. That whole cat complex of being higher than you. 😉 What – you looking at me?

Orange Tabby

Orange Tabby

After a coat (and some touch-ups) of Simply White by Benjamin Moore, the two doors were looking like this. Voila. Amazing what a coat of paint can do.

White painted closet door

Closet Door | After

And the upstairs attic door. Notice the pink carpet leading up the stairs. He he – more of the same! When will it stop! 😉

White painted paneled door

Attic Door | After

Bathroom Reveal | Pinterest Challenge

8 May

From the wall tear out to the floor install, it’s been a long time coming. Now that the faucet is installed, I’m extremely proud to introduce you to the official after shots of our upstairs bathroom (sans a mirror). 😉 In spirit of the image that started it all, I’d like to present my pinterest inspiration photo. Rubber ducky and all.

Herringbone Subway Tile

Herringbone Tile | Inspiration Photo

Here are some after shots of the tub surround and built-in. I love how much more open and airy this room feels now. Big improvement! Here is how our bathroom compares to the inspiration shot. I still need to get a rubber ducky to complete the look 🙂

Herringbone Subway Tile

Herringbone Subway Tile

Probably one of my favorite details about the new space is this little hutch we found at Homegoods. I thought that it would definitely be too large to fit into the tiny space, but I think it really works. It’s the perfect place to stash all our toilet paper rolls. 😉

Small Bathroom Storage

Small Bathroom Storage

I’m also totally in love with the sink and tub hardware. Both are Kingston Brass, and after purchasing this brand for the first time with this renovation, I can say I am a huge fan of the quality and workmanship with these pieces. They really make the room feel a bit more old school authentic to me, and I love that.

Kingston Brass Cross Handle

Kingston Brass Faucet

Storage wise, the built-in has been a life-saver for us, and it completely transformed this bathroom from a very non-functional space, to a much, much more practical room. We actually have a place to put our toothbrushes now – go figure! 🙂

Bathroom Builtin

Bathroom Built-In

And although the sconces are not what I original had envisioned for the space, I’m pretty glad that I came in $120 under budget on these. Life lesson. Being flexible can save you money.

Completed Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

This room has come a long way! There are still some minor revisions that need to happen (door threshold, etc), but I think it’s safe to say that we are back in the bathroom business.

Marble Hex Floor Tile

Marble Hex Floor Tile

To bring y’all back to the beginning, here is how the bathroom looked when we moved in.

Bathroom Before

Downstairs Bath | Before

And since seeing a room reno is no fun without knowing how many dolla bills went into the mix, here is the total cost breakdown for you. (I rounded up to the nearest dollar)

  • Marble Flooring (including grout, mortar, a new tile blade, a few new tools and sealer) $296
  • Subway Tile $84
  • Backer board $42
  • Paint – Free! (used a color already in the house)
  • Sconces – $80 (Lowes)
  • Built-in (including wood, supplies, veneer and accessories) $74
  • Sink (splurge…) $282
  • Tub Hardware $108
  • Sink Faucet (including plumbing) $162
  • Spray paint for tub hardware $4
  • Privacy screen for window $17

Grand Total: $1,149 

So although this certainly was not a cheapity cheap renovation, I’m pretty glad to have this sucker d.o.n.e. We laughed, we cried, we went home happy. Actually, there was probably more crying than laughing – but in the end – we definitely went home happy. 🙂

Greige – The New Black

6 May

Literally, he he. Black is chic and all, but it just wasn’t working for me in the downstairs bath. It was high time for some updating! Plus, I’ve got a weak spot for painting things – anything – so the cabinet was my latest victim. Waa haa haa. To refresh your noggin, we started out with this. It is hard to get a good angle is this room, so sorry about the cramped shot! 🙂

Benjamin Moore Simply Black

Cabinet | Before

Notice the green trim and doors. Lovely. After testing out lots of paint samples from Benjamin Moore, I decided on Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs and carted my booty out to Lowe’s to get a gallon of the stuff color matched (since our cc gives us 5% back this quarter at Lowes – woot!!) When the dude at Lowe’s was mixing the paint, I swear it didn’t look quite right. I know he thought I was crazy sauce, but what can I say – I’m persnickety when it comes to my colors. Sure enough – got home and slapped some paint up on the wall and it was NOT the same color. Paint sample A above, what I got from the Lowe’s man, below. Way more silvery gray, no?

Not going to lie, I found this pretty annoying, since the whole reason I carted myself out there in the first place was to buy the sample, to make sure I liked it. Oye. In the end, being the (not) patient person I am, I opted to give it a try, and decided they could always retint it if I absolutely hated the color. Can’t win em’ all, right?

Northern Cliffs Benjamin Moore

Northern Cliffs Color Match

Grabbed a gift box from the storage room and got to moving and shaking on this thing. As it was going on the door, I was liking it more and more. Looks to have a bit more brown in it on the cabinet, to me. Which was ultimately the look I was going for.

How to paint cabinet door

Painting Cabinet

The other thing I found tricky about this room was how different the colors looked on the wall, vs. on the cabinet. Here you can see the same paint color, and how different it looks between the two surfaces. It reads a lot cooler on the wall to me. Crazy town. Same color people – same color!!

Paint Color BM

Northern Cliffs

Since the hubby was out of the town, I had to resort to creative solutions to get this installed. Probably took me 30 minutes just to get the darn thing at the right height, he he. When I finally found the right combination of magazines and got the height just right I practically did a happy dance. Then I started signing the Bob the Builder theme song. Something about using power tools always makes me start galavanting around the house and singing that tune. 😉

How to install cabinet door

Magazine Propping

And after the hardware was installed, this little baby was looking mighty fine! Normally I’m not a crazy huge fan of the polished nickel, but I’m digging how it looks on the cabinet. Ties in nicely with the marble floor tiles, too.

Greige Bathroom

Greige Bathroom Vanity

I’m pretty pumped to show you how the whole room is turning out! I’ve already got my eye on some sweet etsy art to tie the room together. One thing I am noticing though, now that the vanity has been painted, is that the vanity top looks kinda pink. The cultured marble may have to go in favor of something a bit more neutral and less 90’s (hard to tell in these pictures…). But that is another day, and another dollar my friend.

Northern Cliffs perfect greige

Greige Bathroom Vanity

This post is a part of the William Morris project at Pancakes and French Fries.

It’s Like Thunder, Lightning

2 May

The way I love my new sconces is frightening. It might have something to do with the fact that they were only 40 beans a piece. And I had budgeted $100 bucks a piece. Zin-Zin-Zinga!! So when I was shopping at Lowes the other day, and saw these little beauties, and had to pull out the plastic and just commit already.

Portfolio Nickel Sconce

Portfolio Nickel Sconce

I had a few other options that I was considering prior, but my top choice was coming in at over $100 each, and in all honesty, I just couldn’t stomach the extra dollar bills. So I kept hemming and hawwing. And we kept using a flash light to use the lou. So when I saw these little guys, I jumped! 🙂

Brushed Nickel Sconces

Brushed Sconces

And I gotta tell ya, I’m loving them. Adds a little bit of a stately touch to the room I think 😉 Still need the mirror obviously, but this room is well on it’s way now that we can actually see what we are doing. That is always a bonus.

Bathroom Sconce

Bathroom Sconce Closeup

Here is another view of the sconces. The one on the left sits a little closer to the built-in than the last one did, but overall, I’m totally digging the look. Initially, I was looking for a fabric shade, and although I do love the softer look of the fabric shade, I love the price of these and ya can’t win them all in life. 🙂

Bathroom Sconce

Bathroom Sconce | Before

For reference, here is a good old retro shot of what the bathroom was looking like pre-new-sconce days. Black candlestick shades, be gone!

(Hard)ware

10 Apr

Our bathroom hardware has been giving us the run-a-round. Actually, it’s probably my fault for not correctly reading specs on all the items we had in cue to purchase for the b-room, but I am going to blame it on the hardware. 😉 First, let me formally introduce you to our new bathroom faucet. If you read the blog, you’ve probably seen peaks of it here and here, but I think it’s high time for an official, let’s get to know each other.

Kingston Brass Cross Handle Tub Faucet

Kingston Brass Faucet

Isn’t it luverly? This picture was taken before we caulked this beast, so it’s looking a little rough around the edges, but in all honesty, I’m so star struck by the gorgeous faucet that I kinda forget everything else and just stare at the main attraction. Here is a view from the side, as well. Squee!!

Cross Handle Tub Faucet

Cross Handle Tub Faucet

Have I ever mentioned that plumbing is my dear husband’s nemesis? So much so, that it’s become MY nemesis, and anything that can be done to avoid jerry-rigging with the pipes is a priority in my book. So…. to avoid re-doing the plumbing, we had to find a faucet that had a hot and cold lever on each side, vs. the shared control device in the middle. This is actually harder than it sounds, especially if you are looking for something that looks classy, and not the 1980’s gold we had chilling in the bathroom before. Here is a picture, in case you needed some help conjuring up the memory. Cringe.

Bathroom Before

Downstairs Bath | Before

The only thing I’m not bonkers about on this set is the shower head. It’s just kinda plain. Better than super ornate, I guess. It looks neutral enough though, so I’m a-ok with it. The total cost for the new shower set was under $100 (we got ours on overstock), so I was pretty happy with the cost of this upgrade, especially for the quality we got! We opted to go with the Kingston Brass collection and this stuff is really high quality – it looks and feels fantastic and the craftsmenship shows hardcore.

Kingston Brass Shower

Shower Head

Being that I was so impressed with the quality, look and feel of the shower combo, I decided that I would love to find the same brand for the sink as well. That thought was all good in theory, but when the faucet arrived, it was pretty obvious that it just wasn’t going to work. Whomp, whomp. Cue the sad face. It just looked hilariously small on the sink, which was a bit larger than our previous sink, so I think I just had the measurements all crossed in my head. Bummer dude.

Kingston Brass Mini Widespread Faucet

Kingston Brass | Mini Widespread Faucet

It is a really beautiful faucet though, so I would love to try and use it either on the basement sink set-up, or perhaps for a sink in the upstairs (after we convert that space to our Master Suite). For reference, we also purchased this faucet from overstock. Back to the box it went. Boo hoo. Here is the sink, still looking mighty bare with no faucet, and mighty not functional.

Porcher Sink

Porcher Sink

Right now, I’m leaning toward this guy as a replacement. It’s an inch longer in total spout length, so I think it will be just the right dimension to not make the sink too overpowering in the room. It’s the same manufacturer, so I think it’ll tie in nicely with the tub set. I still haven’t ordered it, as I’m waiting for a coupon, etc to pop up to bring down the price a bit.

Kingston Brass Faucet

Kingston Brass Faucet

This post is a part of the William Morris Project over at Pancakes and French Fries.