I’ve started painting the bathroom faucets in John & Alice’s master bathroom, and wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the progress.
If you’ll remember, they started out like this…
After spending about an hour in Home Depot weighing my various options, I decided to use Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze for the faucets. I also decided to switch out the acrylic handles for something with a more attractive shape. The HD employee helping me could only find one in-stock handle that would fit the shape of the stem on the current faucet. They weren’t exactly the shape I had wanted, and they were $26 each (and I needed eight of them), but I decided to go for it anyway.
Unfortunately, the stem thingy was the right shape on the end, but it wasn’t long enough on these, so they wouldn’t work either.
That meant that I was stuck with the acrylic handles, so I just had to make the most of it. Here’s a peek at what they look like now…
|The paint is still wet in this picture. The final finish won’t be that shiny.|
|Still wet…and shiny.|
|With the original handles.|
So, while these handles certainly weren’t my preference, I still think that the paint makes a big difference. And really, for those of us on budgets, sometimes we just have to learn to “make do”, don’t we? I actually find the challenge to be fun most of the time.
And let’s face it…anything would be an improvement over this…
I can’t wait to see this tub faucet with a fresh coat of paint!!! Hopefully I’ll finish up today, give it a few days to cure, and show you the results next week. I’ll also show you the process I used, as I know that several of you will be curious.
Psstt…This bathroom is finished now! Want to see the completed bathroom makeover? Click here to see the whole before and after.