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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Faucet Face Lift - Spray Paint to the Rescue

Hey there! Happy Wednesday!  We're slowly getting back in the swing of things after our amazing, relaxing trip to the beach!

We're back with more bathroom DIY projects!  Woo Hoo!  Raise your hand if you're excited!!! (me, me, me!!!....I'm still excited and in love with my new bathroom.  you can't tell, right?)

How about a little faucet face lift to brighten up your day???

Take a look at this BEFORE pic...


It's just your basic cheap-o faucet.  You know, the kind you buy for like 25 bucks because you spend your house budget elsewhere, and all the cute, pretty, fancy ones stare at you as you grab the plain, tacky, shiny one.  Ya, that's the one.  

This is what happens to the cheap-o's...  (at least in my house)


So, since we were giving our bathroom a major makeover ON A BUDGET, I needed to come up with a cheap way to fix this nastiness.  

Enter -----------> Spray Paint

What doesn't spray paint fix anyways!?!?

We lightly sanded the surface of the faucet with our grinder equipped with a wire wheel.  Then, gave it a quick coat of primer  (all we had was tractor enamel? You work with what you got when you live on a farm.)


Did you check out that hint???

Then, we used our favorite Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze and gave it two coats, letting it fully dry in between.



HELLLLOOOO!!! Lookin' better already, right???




So, this transformation was enough for me to jump up and down...twice!

Plus, we already had the spray paint and the primer.  That means this face lift was FREE!

How about a before and after...?


This is my first time spray painting a faucet.  That means I'm not sure how long this is going to last.  For all I know, my rust will sneak back to the surface after awhile.  But until then, I'm going to enjoy my FREE faucet face lift for as long as it lasts.  I'll take FREE any day!

It's been a little over a month and it's still looks great!  I'll keep you posted...

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you Friday for Finally Friday!  Have a great day!

Check out the entire bathroom transformation HERE

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124 comments:

  1. Wow...huge difference. I'd be interested in how long it holds up. Hopefully a long time. Spray paint to the rescue! :)
    Kelly

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    1. Hey Kelly! I'm interested in how long as well! It still looks great right now and it's been about 2 months, plus it's our only bathroom! Hopefully, it stays this way! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Emily
      It still works
      And whats the name and brand name of the primer plz

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    3. Hi Emily
      It still works
      And whats the name and brand name of the primer plz

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  2. Your "new" faucet looks AWESOME!! I love spray paint!!

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  3. This turned out great! This is a great frugal way to change the look of a faucet! Would you mind to link this to my blog hop? Thanks :)
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    1. Hey Carrie! I just linked up! Thanks so much for letting me know about your party and for stopping by! :)

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  4. What a great project! I am interested to see how long this lasts! I hope it will stay beautiful for a long time!

    I have a link party that is for crafts, DIY projects and recipes and would love it if you would link up! It is the In and Out of the Kitchen party and is live right now!

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    1. Hey Cynthia! Thanks for stopping by! I hope it lasts awhile too! I'll head over and link up! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  5. By the way, you had me at wine!

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  6. Ahhhh! This is amazing! Saw you on the frugal crafty home blog hop that I'm also participating in and I have to try this for sure! Thanks:)
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    1. Hey Corey, Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try it! :)

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  7. So glad you dropped this off at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! It is a great inspiration to me and I am sure others who have been wanting to make a few changes!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

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  8. Since, it became necessary for me to replace the cracked sink in my kitchen, I thought of changing the faucets as well, so that it helps bringing a feel of newness, and my children too loved the idea.

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  11. It looks like this post was a while ago. How does it look now?

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    1. Hey Kristen! It's been almost 2 years and I'm totally pleased with how it currently looks! There are a few places that have rubbed a bit (mostly where the rusty places were on the top), but I could quickly and easily touch it up with another coat of spray paint! I need to do a follow up post on this! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. This may be a really basic/"duh!" Question, but how do you spray paint the knobs in a way that they don't get "stuck"?

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  13. I was actually going to ask the same thing Deanna did. How did you keep the nobs working

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  14. Donna & Deanna - We didn't do anything special, actually! We didn't remove the knobs so technically the spray paint didn't get underneath the turning parts, if that makes sense! We just spray painted it, let it dry, and it worked fine! They didn't get stuck at all!

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  15. Amazing! 2 years?! Wowzers! Do you think this would work on an actual sink?

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  16. I did this with a shelving unit, but used spray poly for a topcoat.

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  17. Another tip is to use the same spray paint to spray your gold door handles. They look sooo much better!

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  18. How do you get if from not going into where water comes out? But getting a good coverage everywhere

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  19. How do you get if from not going into where water comes out? But getting a good coverage everywhere

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  20. Katie Miller, roll up piece of tissue & put it just inside the faucet,or small piece of tape. Once it's dry use a tweezer to pull it out,or off. Then you don't have to worry about your drinking water,ect. 😊

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  21. Katie Miller, roll up piece of tissue & put it just inside the faucet,or small piece of tape. Once it's dry use a tweezer to pull it out,or off. Then you don't have to worry about your drinking water,ect. 😊

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  22. Looks pretty�� i would like to do the same. Can you please be more specific about the grinder and yhe primer..thanks alot. Lital

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  23. Looks pretty�� i would like to do the same. Can you please be more specific about the grinder and yhe primer..thanks alot. Lital

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  24. The primer, is that a metal base primer? I know nothing about primer.

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