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Boardwalk in the Bathroom

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Hi Friends!  Today I’ve got a fun update to share with you guys… an update to our downstairs’ bathroom.

Installing a Bathroom Faucet

I received a gorgeous Moen Boardwalk 1-Handle bathroom faucet in Spot Resist and knew I wanted to install it on our pedestal sink.

The first step & hardest in my opinion is removing the old faucet.  Here’s my old one… not to shabby.

Removing your old bathroom faucet

To remove your old faucet and install your new one you’ll need a pliers, wrench, towel and/or bucket and for me at least, some WD 40.

Installing a Bathroom Faucet

First step is to turn off your water lines.  Once you’ve twisted to the off position, twist on the faucet’s handles to help release the air pressure.  Now you can remove the water line hose with your pliers.  Keep some towels and/or a bucket near by for the residual water that will be in the line.  Next you need to loosen the screw that is holding the drain plug.  The final step to remove the giant screws that hold the faucet to the sink.  That’s when I wanted to put my hair out.  I couldn’t budge them… husband was out of town… I had my 13-year-old son climb under and try too… goodness!  Thankfully I thought to try WD 40.  I sprayed it on liberally and let it sit a good 15 minutes.   Guess what, they twisted right off.

Finally I got to install my new pretty!  I inserted the water hoses and rod through the center hole.  Then I attached the mounting bracket before tightening it with the nut.  Insert the new drain plug pull and reattached it by tightening the screw on the bar to the drain plug.

Final step is reattaching your water hoses.  Making sure you make them snug with a pliers.

Installing a Bathroom Faucet

Isn’t she pretty!  I love the contrast of her square’ish shape to my round pedestal sink.   Another thing I LOVE is her Spot Resist Finish which repels fingerprints and water spots… perfect for our downstairs bathroom where the kiddos are always washing their hands.  No fingerprints all over her pretty finish.  It is also WaterSense compliant which means it helps to conserve water, which is great here in Southern California where we seem to be in a drought half the time.

Installing a Bathroom Faucet

This gorgeous faucet can be purchased at Lowes!

Installing a Bathroom Faucet

Make sure you Like Moen on Facebook to keep up with latest news and info.  It took me about 2 hours to swap faucets and that was with the WD 40 soak time… not too bad!

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