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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DIY Laundry Room Makeover

With three kids and all the time I spend in my laundry room, I decided it was time for a DIY laundry room makeover.

DIY Laundry Room Makeover

Below is a before photo of my laundry room.  Between the green cabinets and lack of natural light, it was a dark space.

Laundry Room - BEFORE And here is the brighter (and much happier) after!

Laundry Room Makeover For $200, here’s what I did:

  • Painted the cabinets
  • Removed cabinet doors and painted their interiors
  • Updated the cabinet hardware
  • Hung fabric on the wall
  • Painted the faucet

I painted the cabinets using Amy Howard At Home One Step Paint.  The cabinets were painted in Linen and the inside of the open cabinets was painted in Vintage Affliction.  I’ll be sharing the tutorial for painting the cabinets soon!

Amy Howard One Step Paint Linen

The hardware was updated with Hickory Hardware. The knobs are Hickory Hardware’s 1-1/4 In. Tranquility Veneti Bronze with Light Almond Cabinet Knob.

Hickory Hardware in Laundry Room

The drawers all have Hickory Hardware’s Cup Pull.

Hickory Hardware Gold Pull

I added fake boxwoods and storage baskets to the open cabinets.  I also put my laundry supplies in cute glass containers I found on Amazon.  I spray-painted the lids gold, and here are the affiliate links:

Laundry Room Decor

Fake Boxwood Decor

Laundry Room Lables

I painted my faucet to match the cabinet hardware.

Starched Fabric Wall Tutorial And my favorite update is the fabric wall.  I used liquid starch to hang it, and you can see the full tutorial HERE.


Laundry Room Makeover Reveal

Laundry Room Decor Ideas

Laundry Room DIY Makeover

Do you think my $200 was well spent on my DIY laundry room makeover?  Maybe now I won’t dread laundry quite so much!

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