A NEW KITCHEN FAUCET

A few weeks ago, before Christmas actually…which tells you how behind I am on my blog, I was grabbing a few things from the kitchen before heading out to a Christmas dinner.  Right before I was getting ready to leave I hear a sound no one wants to hear.  The sounds of gushing water.  You can only imagine me freaking out trying to figure out where it was coming from…since most of our pipes are in the ceiling, I was frantically looking up waiting for a big water spot to emerge, while screaming for Ryan (who was out in the shed) and screaming at the kids, “get your dad!”  As the water started pouring out from under the sink I finally figured out a pipe had broke from the sink.  I’m a smart one I am.  And you would think with all of my DIY skills I would have known that there is a little shut off valve on both the hot and cold water pipes under the sink.  But nope.  Didn’t know that one.  Ryan finally came inside to show me that just about the time I realized I could grab the broken hose and squirt the water that was pouring out into the sink.

After all of the craziness settled down, Ryan and I counted our blessings.  We were both on the way out of the house and we don’t want to even think of the mess that we would have come home to had we left 5 minutes earlier.  Thank you Jesus.  With that being said, Ryan diagnosed the problem and found out a part had broken off of our faucet which popped the pipe loose.  He didn’t think at the time that it was fixable, so until I ordered a new faucet, I would only have cold water to use.

I’ve had worse problems, like doing my dishes in the sink, so I wasn’t freaking out too much.  Actually not too much at all since I didn’t even order a new faucet til 2 weeks later.  A faucet is one of those kinda big deals in our house .  One of those things that a.) I can’t fix and b.) therefore I cannot change without telling the hubby:)

I’m gonna show you our old faucet that sadly was put to rest…

bridge faucet

It’s the best picture I could find.  Needless to say I loved it.  I loved that it looked like a bridge faucet with only using 1 hole, cause that’s all the IKEA sink comes with.  Pre-drilled at least.  I loved that it was a $750 faucet that I got for $75 thanks to a smoking deal from my sister.  But there were a few drawbacks.  I hated that I didn’t have a sprayer, especially with this big sink.  The sink never got cleaned out well or if it did it was a pain in the but.  And I didn’t like that IT BROKE! ha:)

So I was on the hunt.  I was still so drawn to faucets like this…

faucet

and there are holes drill mostly through the sink that I think we could have added additional holes.  But after researching it a bit more, I just didn’t want to take the risk of popping those holes out.

faucet2

another similar one.

I thought I could play it safe and keep it almost the same..

faucet3

but what fun is that?? Allie keep something the same??  Crazy idea.

So lately I had been noticing a little bit more of an industrial look that I kind of liked.  Like a little mini restaurant sink right in your own home!:)  Faucets like this…

pull down faucets

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So I started looking, and found this cutie on Overstock

American-Classic-Modern-Satin-Nickel-Spiral-Pull-down-Kitchen-Faucet-07f26dcd-d458-46(1)

I loved that it has a great spray and the reviews were actually quite good on it.  It was $149 on the site, but after a 10% off and some club O rewards I had I got it for $125.  For a faucet that is quite inexpensive.  Here’s how she looks all at home now…..

Industrial faucet

I like it much better without the bottom plate on it..

farmhouse sink

and she’s really quite big!  It took some getting used too.  The sprayer works amazing though.  The pressure is ridiculous.

farmhouse sink

I love it.  Even Ryan cleans the sink out now.  Every time:)

Farmhouse Kitchen

Oh, and it’s good to have the hot water back:)

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7 thoughts on “A NEW KITCHEN FAUCET”

  1. Hello! We are doing a slight kitchen makeover and are considering this Ikea sink…how has yours held up to daily use? I have heard conflicting stories about scratches and stains….any info you are willing to share would be wonderful! Thank you so much!

    1. I think it’s held up great. This is the second Ikea sink I’ve owned, the first being in our last house. It can get a little “yellow” but a little soft scrub and it washes right up. I would definitely recommend it, especially for the price!:)

      1. Thank you! I have been looking for a top mount farm sink and they are pricey. I really like the looks of them and this one fit the bill as far as look and price go. I just needed a little reassurance! Thanks again!

    1. Oh funny. Don’t let this picture fool you! I held off over a week to post this blog cause the sink was always full and countertops dirty:):) I FINALLY got it clean enough to photograph it…and then had to make lunch:) The life of a momma!

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