Painted Faucet Update – Two Years Later

Painted Faucet Update – Two Years Later

One of my first (and most popular) DIY projects in our new home was our painted faucet.

Painted Faucet Update - Over Two Years Later

Our home was filled with lots of brass, and I was loving oil-rubbed bronze everything at the time.  Since moving into a new home comes with lots of expenses, I could not justify replacing a faucet that worked.  As a girl who turns to paint to solve almost any problem, I decided to paint it.  I knew the worst thing that could happen would be buying a new faucet.


In the early spring of 2014, I said goodbye to the shiny brass faucet and welcomed an oil-rubbed bronze faucet.

Painted Faucet - over 2 years later (1 of 1)

Being a little bit of a germ freak meant that that painted faucet experience a lot beyond normal use.  It was scrubbed with harsh cleaners and surprisingly held up fairly well.  The first year I would occasionally touch up nicks with a q-tip and paint.  However, I stopped the touch-ups in year two.

Painted Faucet Drain - over 2 years later (1 of 1)

After 2.5 years, there was quite a bit of paint missing from the drain.  I knew the painted faucet was temporary (and I had quit touch-ups long ago), so I decided it was time to say goodbye to the painted faucet.

Why I chose to paint my faucet (1 of 1)

I had no idea what the amount of work replacing the faucet would require.  We (when I saw “we” I actually mean my dad) had to remove the pedestal sink from the wall to even get back to the faucet.  Removing the pedestal sink was just a chain reaction which meant removing part of my paneled wall which required the paneling to be redone and recaulked and repainted.

Inexpensive Bathroom Updates (1 of 1)

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It was all worth it for my Ultra UF55113 Two-Handle Brushed Nickel Lavatory Faucet.  

I think it is funny that all I wanted 2.5 years ago was a dark, oil-rubbed bronze faucet.  Then when it came time to select a replacement I went with brushed nickel.  If I had waited a little longer, I may have ended up with another brass faucet.  Preferences and styles change so fast!

The end of the painted faucet (1 of 1)

This faucet cost a little more than my painted version, but having a pretty, brand-new faucet is wonderful!

DIY Painted Faucet (1 of 1)

Do I think painting the faucet was worth it?  

Absolutely!   It bought me over two years of replacing a faucet!

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