Last weekend, it was the victory of installing a toilet. This weekend, it was a faucet. I am so stinking proud of my husband, who has just picked up plumbing skills along the way as projects required it. It involved two mid-project trips to the hardware store and he had to rebuild the entire P trap to make everything fit, but he got it done. The water runs, the drain pipe doesn’t leak and it looks beautiful.
The faucet we picked (and by we I mean I picked it and he said okay) was the Moen Weymouth Bathroom Faucet from National Builder Supply. This was the faucet I had my eye on for a while and I loved the one I got from Moen for my kitchen, so it was perfect timing when National Builder Supply got in touch with me. They carried the very faucet I wanted at 45% off the suggested retail price.
It was not the easiest faucet to install. There were tons of rings and washers and small parts in little baggies and an extra box with hoses and more small parts in little baggies and washers and rings. It involved two sets of instructions as well, but my smart, handy and detail-oriented hubby was able to get it all figured out. It’s a doable DIY project, but it was a little complicated.
This was an amazing sight…
I could hardly wait to get everything cleaned and prettied up.
So, I hung the mirror that came with the antique-dresser-turned-vanity and it looked great, but there was a problem. It was too wide to fit my antique sconces on either side. I knew it would be tight, but it wasn’t going to work. Bummer.
Fortunately, I have several orphaned mirrors, so I went to the basement stash and found one that was perfect.
Oooo…okay, there’s a problem with putting in a mirror…
…the reflection. Back to the basement stash. Surly I have something that would work to cover up that linen closet.
I found the tall, skinny shutters that used to hang in my family room. I carried them up the steps and leaned them over the space. They were a perfect fit. I just need to trim out the closet and put the doors on hinges.
They are a little short, but trim is going to solve that problem.
I hung the mirror and finished the trim, fitting it around the mirror. (I do still need to prime and paint the trim, but I’ll wait and complete the rest of the painting all at one time.)
Everything is looking amazing.
I’ve been dreaming of a faucet with cross handles and I’m quite smitten with it now that I have one. If you’re smitten with it as well, I’ll be offering one up from National Builder Supply this week, so keep an eye out for it.
Now I’m shopping for some of the final touches…
…like a soap dispenser.
Disclosure: National Builder Supply provided the Moen faucet in exchange for a feature post on my blog. I love it when I can partner with a company to promote a product I love. A big thank you to National Builder Supply for working with me on this bathroom makeover project.