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The Story of a New Kitchen Faucet, Part 3 {the reveal}

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Thanks to Delta Faucet I made over my kitchen starting with a new kitchen faucet!

A Delta Faucet Inspired Kitchen Makeover #deltafaucetinspired

When we last left off in our story, the new kitchen faucet had arrived and the girl (er, me) was anxiously waiting for it to be installed.

As much as I’d like to think I’m a DIYer, I’m SO NOT. Like, the thought of touching plumbing gives me shivers. So instead, I hired a skilled plumber to install my new Delta Faucet (the Cassidy with Touch20 technology).

FYI, if you live in the Sacramento/Roseville/Rocklin area and need a plumber, let me recommend Jeff Clark to you. He is going to be my go-to from now on, whenever I have a plumbing issue.

While he was installing my faucet, he told me that this plastic piece is one of the most important parts. Because the faucet is operated by battery, there is electrical current running through the parts. You have to have the plastic piece between them for the faucet to function properly.

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The faucet is run by 6 AA batteries, in a little case under the sink. I have it stuck to the back wall of my sink with some of that tacky putty, but velcro would be better. There is a light in the faucet that shows the power. It’s blue when you’re good to go. I’ve been using it for several weeks now, and the light is still blue!

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The only issue we had with installation, and it was totally my fault, wast that my sink is a 3-hole, not a 1-hole as I’d thought. Because the faucet was a 1-hole faucet, it didn’t come with the bar across the sink to cover the other holes. Jeff was able to get my old one to work (and it matched just fine). So be sure to triple check before you order your faucet!

Watching Jeff install my faucet made it look so easy. Like, I probably could have done it myself. So if you have an inch of DIY in you, I bet you could totally do it alone!

So, ready for the reveal? Not only did I change my faucet, I also spruced up the kitchen a little. I’d have loved new counters and new cabinets, like in the dream kitchen I showed you last time, but that’s not happening, for at least 5 years. So, a little paint some curtains it was. And it’s made a huge difference in my kitchen and family room!

Ready?? Okay, here was before, to refresh your memory:

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And now…here is my new faucet and spruced up kitchen!

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I absolutely love how much more functional my kitchen sink is now that I have the new faucet. The sink is very shallow, so before I was constantly over filling it and unable to wash dishes without rearranging. Now I can pile them super high without any issue!

Want to see the faucet in action? I made a video! I wanted to make one like that awesome commercial where the guy plays music using the faucets and pots and pans, but well, I had to settle for turning the faucet on and off. :)

So, along with the new faucet, we painted 2 walls. We have one of those houses where, once you paint a wall, you almost can’t stop until the whole house is painted. (I swear, would a hard edge kill builders these days? Maybe some trim?) So we painted the long wall that joins the family room and kitchen, and one wall in the kitchen. I’m considering painting the other wall in the kitchen, but I’d almost rather get backsplash instead. I hate painting!

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The kitchen windows needed curtains in a bad way. But I wasn’t sure how to do them We have to have blinds, because our neighbors behind us are so close. When I was hanging the family room curtains, I realized they came with matching tie-backs. So I pulled out some old sheers I had (63″ ones) and hung one over each window with a cafe rod, and use the tie-backs to make them look like shades. That way it adds some color, and ties in the family room.

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And I made my own soap dispensers out of mason jars. I was worried they wouldn’t turn out, but they were so easy. You can find the tutorial on my friend Liz’s blog. One is for hand soap, one is for dish soap.

We finally hung the curtains in the family room and it’s made a huge difference!

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It’s like we live in a whole new house. I’m loving that it finally looks nice. Only took 2 years!

And it was all inspired by this, my new delta faucet!

A Delta Faucet Inspired Kitchen Makeover #deltafaucetinspired

I cannot tell you how many times I have been thankful for this faucet. Like when I make chicken and have yucky hands – I can use my forearm to turn it on. And it’s fun to show off too, everyone loves to play with it. The delta faucet really did inspire me to makeover my kitchen, which is something I’ll get to live with for a long time.

Thanks so much for reading about my journey! What would inspire you to makeover your kitchen? What would you do?

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21 Responses to “The Story of a New Kitchen Faucet, Part 3 {the reveal}”

  1. Madison posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:25 am (#)

    I love it! It looks so chic and organized. :)

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on September 16, 2013 at 6:20 am (#)

    SO COOOL! I love the lil changes to your kitchen-it looks amazingggg

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Kayle!

  3. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry posted on September 16, 2013 at 7:28 am (#)

    I love those touch faucets! I can’t wait till we own a house again so I can customize my kitchen! :) Love the curtains too!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Shawn!!

  4. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on September 16, 2013 at 7:45 am (#)

    Looks pretty! Love the mason jars as well!

  5. Mom posted on September 16, 2013 at 10:32 am (#)

    Looks great, Kiddo! I love the use of the tiebacks from the curtains. Is it really a good thing that you can pile your dishes higher? lol

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      So the dish fairy can come while I’m at school pick-up….

      • Mom replied on September 17th, 2013 at 8:00 am

        Aaaahhhhhh!! :)

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:24 am (#)

    Looks awesome Dorothy ! I need to get me one of those faucets :)

  7. Emily @ Life on Food posted on September 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm (#)

    Lucky you! This is so fancy!

  8. Ashley posted on September 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm (#)

    Love it. Want it. Have to have it!!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      LOL@ Thanks Ashley!

  9. Susan posted on September 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm (#)

    I want to get one of those faucets and my husband is a plumber so installation will be easy! I love the mason jars.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 16th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Susan!! Lucky girl, I wish I could do more stuff around the house!

  10. Heather @ French Press posted on September 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm (#)

    I am loving that faucet…and your soap jars :) so cute

  11. Kristin posted on September 17, 2013 at 3:32 am (#)

    I agree that new curtains make a huge difference. Okay, making those soap pumps this weekend. I’ve been wanting to for a very long time, but never saw such an easy tutorial!

  12. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on September 17, 2013 at 9:56 am (#)

    Your home looks so nice and fresh! Who would have thought that a plumbing problem could bring such a nice outcome?

  13. jackie posted on September 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm (#)

    everything looks fabulous!

  14. iscribbler posted on September 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm (#)

    Love that faucet and I really love the video! :D I have the sensor soap dispensers and love them completely, but they aren’t as cute as yours! Great looking kitchen and it’s so fun to see how people redo their spaces. Gives me ideas for when we have our own home!

  15. Amy posted on September 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm (#)

    Aww so happy it’s finally finished Dorothy! The green is really inviting and makes the kitchen look cheerful. I’d never leave to blog on the computer — I’d just want to bake all day!

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