Happy Friday, Everyone! As promised, I’m sharing a quick and easy way to update a kitchen sink in about an hour and a half. Yesterday my husband (and his trusty assistant, me) replaced the old kitchen faucet with a new Glacier Bay Faucet!
Our house is over 15 years old and we are in the process of putting our house on the market to sell soon. So, we are trying to update the things we can. The old faucet was by Moen and original to the house. It still worked fine, but we wanted to get a newer model with a more modern look to go along with our new appliances. Here’s the old Moen faucet:
Nothing wrong with it, but we just wanted to freshen things up a bit.
So, we purchased this model faucet from Home Depot over the weekend. It’s by Glacier Bay, model 67536-0508D2 and retails for $199.00. It features a sleek design with a pull down spray hose with a LED light and touch sensor controls. The kit comes with an escutcheon and a soap dispenser which we didn’t need. Here she is!
Approximately an hour or so later, the new faucet is installed! The trickiest part was removing the old one. Note/Tip: The kit comes with a funky looking wrench, which looks like a black plastic pipe and is perfect for installation due to the tight space underneath the sink. Use the wrench. And read the instructions.
The matte stainless finish looks perfect with the stainless steel sink and the handles on the new appliances. It also matches nicely with the backsplash my husband installed a few years ago. When everything coordinates, my universe aligns.
And, yes. That is a light coming from the water steam. Between the light and the touch-less sensor, turning on the faucet feels like a magic trick.
Not to be outdone by the new faucet, the soap and lotion tray had to step up its game too. I found these soaps, lotions, and cleaners the other day at Tuesday Morning. The brand is called “At the sink” by A’ l’ evier (Ah LAY-vee-ay) A “Produit de France”.
The scent is Wild Mint and has such a unique and fresh smell. Not only are the bottles pretty but the products are 99.1% naturally derived, biodegradable, free of artificial coloring, BPA, Formaldehyde and animal testing. (which makes me feel environmentally responsible.) At about $5.00 per bottle, it’s a nice, pretty change. If you must have it by the sink, why can’t it be attractive? Put them on a silver tray with a new scrub brush? Done!
I love the change! The new faucet is much more steam-lined and updated and matches the new appliances for a more cohesive look in the kitchen. Hopefully the future owners will love the new look as well! What do you think?
Yes, things are coming along nicely. My clean-a-thon continues as we purge the closets and get the house ready to show. I’m sort of wondering, why didn’t we do this sooner? It feels great!
Off to tackle another project! I hope you have a lovely weekend! Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Dell