My Danze Faucet is A Little Quirky, A Lot of Luxe
When we first moved into our house 2 years ago it had to be completely gutted. We were first time home owners with grand plans, a tiny budget and no experience. Fortunately my father had built a few houses in his day and he guided us along the way. Unfortunately even his advice and help didn’t keep us from creating a few DIY disasters. A few of which occurred in our kitchen.
The biggest eye soar was our cabinenets. We stained them ourselves and it turned out a wreck. A couple of weeks ago I repainted them all white and finally added the hardward that had been sitting in a cabinet for 2 years.
With my freshly painted cabinetry I decided 2 things.
1) Our kitchen was undergoing a style change.
2) A few things needed to go.
Our kitchen didn’t have a real style theme but it was too dark and now I wanted something light and whimsy. I chose a striped serving bowl and pitcher as my inspiration.
Gone were the dark cabinets but my counter tops, sink, and faucet were still too dark. Even my appliances are black. Well I can tell you which on that list is easiest to replace – the faucet. So out went the drab, stuffy bronzed faucet. In it’s place went something a little cute, a little quirky and a whole lot of fabulous – the Danze Opulence D404557.
I can’t believe how easy it was to install this! I’m not a novice DIY’er anymore but plumbing is not my forte. This was surprisingly simple though. The biggest help is that it came practically put together.
So it came put together, I had my hubby, my wrench and my plumbers tape – what could go wrong? Rookie mistakes, that’s what. I have installed 4 different faucets and a shower head in my short DIY career and you would think I know better but well..I just forgot. Upon install I did one of the most important things – turned off the water source. However, just because you turn off the water does not mean there still isn’t water in the lines.
If it can go wrong, it will.
We unhooked both the hot and cold lines at the same time and water went EVERYWHERE. We’re soaked, my cabinet is soaked and we have only just begun.
Thankfully, the rest of the install was a breeze. After putting the brass spray together (simple snap and tighten) it was just a matter of tightening the sink down. Lastly, I just took the corresponding hot/cold water lines and bolted them onto the correct knob.
I mean it literally took 5 minutes. I couldn’t believe it!
The Danze Oppulence added a luxe look while keeping the quirky, whimsical charm that I was going for. Even my husband was impressed and he had his doubts when he saw my inspiration!
Thank you the Danze for providing product for purposes of this review. All opinons are my own.