Are you all tired of hearing about wedding stuff yet? I hope not, because we just got the photos from the photographer last week, along with her okay to share them here, so I have lots more to tell you about! I have one more bathroom-related project I’d like to share with you before I reveal the whole thing next week. I know it’s weird to be so focused on the restroom, but it was just adorable, and this project was the biggest focal point.
We found the tub and watering can at Ikea last spring, so this wasn’t an expensive project at all.
It was important to my husband to have a unique handle for the faucet, so we visited a local antique hardware store and found the one on the left for about $5. He also needed a piece of 1/2” copper pipe and a drain, found at Home Depot.
Replacing the faucet handle with the older one was as simple as unscrewing the nut, removing the one it came with, putting on the antique and screwing the nut back on.
He pushed the copper pipe into the spout on the watering can just hard enough to make a small indent in the bottom.
After that, he drilled a hole at the point of the dent…
…large enough for the pipe to fit through.
He put a piece of wood under the tub and pounded lightly on the bottom in the center to create a recessed area for the drain.
He drilled a hole in the bottom that was slightly bigger than the diameter of the pipe. After the hole was drilled, he hit it a few more times with the hammer to flatten the rough edges.
He removed the rubber gasket and nut from the bottom of the drain. He pushed the drain into the drilled hole, adding some sealant to the underside. Then he threaded the gasket and nut back on, tightening it with a wrench.
With the drain securely in place, installing it involved some plumbing skills I won’t get into here.
It turned out even cuter than I pictured when my husband suggested it. And it worked!
Next Wednesday – the big bathroom reveal!