Do not get me wrong, Mallery does have good taste (look at her choice in husband), but she tends to complicate projects and doesn’t understand what it means to stick to a budget. The original plan for the bathroom revolved around this unique leaf sink. She wanted me to ombre the walls to match said sink and added a $400 sun shaped mirror to the shopping list.
I quickly brought her back to reality, both on cost and feasibility.
After some compromising, (She traded ombre walls for a pre-lit Christmas tree.) we did finally finish the bathroom and it looked good. Except for one thing… the faucet.
Fast forward a few years to now, and we had finally agreed on a faucet. We were ready to replace our bandage faucet and round out the bathroom renovation with the Arterra Single Handle Vessel Faucet by Pfister.
I don’t know why but the contractor who built our house in the 60’s did not think it was important to have shutoff valves in the bathrooms, so the water to the house had to be shut off.
The lines coming off the faucet had two O rings for enhanced protection, so we did not see the need to apply Teflon on those threads.
After securing the hot and cold lines together, it was time to turn on the water and check for leaks. I knew we were good when I didn’t hear her scream through the floorboards! Which is when we realized the trendy leaf sink wasn’t a perfect oval and was installed backwards the first time.
Live and learn.