August 29, 2018

Replacing A Sink Faucet - If I Can Do It, So Can You!

Hi Friends!! So good to check in and chat with you all again! Summer has been so wonderful! I'm trying to enjoy every single warm day!! 😎

Today, I'm going to share my experience in replacing our kitchen faucet. Boy, what an experience!
Replacing A Sink Faucet

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Our sink faucet was from 2009, when we built our home.  It was okay.  I was never in love with it, but it worked and I just couldn't see any reason to replace it.  Well, now I have plenty of reasons!

The sprayer didn't seat well any more...
Junky faucet

Grody gross stuff was always 'appearing' around the base...
gross stuff at the base of junky faucet

The sprayer didn't sit high enough, I always had trouble fitting pots under it.  I'm sure some of you know what I mean. It was time for a new faucet! Yay!! 🙌 

This is what we decided on.  We purchased this one at Home Depot for $120.  Here's the same one on Amazon, it's even cheaper! American Standard Fairbury
New Faucet

At first, this was on Hubby's To Do List.... but as I thought about it a bit more...  I was thinking, why don't I do it?  I should know how to do this!  It turned into one of those moments where I felt I needed to do this! Let me tell you, by the time I finished this project, I felt empowered by the shear fact that I accomplished this!!

Hubby at first, wasn't so sure.... but he quickly jumped on board and taught me and encouraged me through each step!  Don't forget to watch the little video I put together. 😉 😂

First things first. Um.... this needs a little work.... We'll deal with that later. (btw, it looks so beautiful and organized now, keep scrolling... you'll see!❤️)
Mess under kitchen sink

So, the first thing I needed to do was turn off the water and disconnect the water lines.
Under sink faucet replacement

Then I had to wedge myself under the sink to access where the faucet was connected and loosen everything up, to disconnect the faucet.  Lots of pillows to make it easier on these ole bones. 😉
Working under the sink

It was pretty tight under there... surprisingly I managed to disconnect it! That odd looking tool in the left upper corner is a Telescoping Basin Wrench.  I couldn't have removed that nut without it!  
Disconnecting Old Faucet

Here's the video explains the whole process in more detail.  I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it! 😉🤣

Hubby ended up having to maneuver and pull that faucet out! What a beast! It definitely needed to be replaced.
Old junky faucet

Now we get to install this beauty!
Brand new faucet

This is so shiny, clean and new! Love it! I know this sounds corny, but look at those hoses.... love the flexible hoses and they are labeled hot and cold. 💗

Let's get this installed! First, I installed the gasket at the base of the faucet.
Added gasket to sink faucet

These are the parts that will attach the faucet to the sink.  That's it! Soooo easy!
Faucet attachment pieces

I stuffed the hoses through the hole and fixed the faucet where I wanted it. Now its time to crawl under the sink again.
Seating the faucet in place

This was so much easier to install than it was to remove the old one! Night and day difference!

Just look at this beauty!!
New Sink Faucet Replaced

Soooo much nicer!!  And I did it!! 😊

The last step was to reconnecting the water lines and attaching the weight for the sprayer head.  Super simple! I actually added the second weight from the old faucet, it made the sprayer slip into place much quicker and easier.
Water lines and weights for sprayer

After all of that was done, there was no way I could leave just stuff all that 'mess' I had back under the sink.... remember this...
mess under sink

I went to Target and purchased some baskets and a little rack and voilé!
Organizing under the sink

Now everything is in it's place, plus I purged a bunch of junk.  I love the paper towels right there, and my gloves hanging. 😊
under sink organized

The little baskets can slide out. It's perfect!
Baskets organized

As I said earlier, this project really boosted my confidence.  It was thrilling to realize something I felt I couldn't do, that was overwhelming, that my hubby would normally do.... I DID IT!!  Hubby even said that he was proud of me and that I did a really good job! 😍  Yay! Me!  So, don't be intimidated by some of these small projects.... If I can do it, so can you!

Blessings!!
Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 6 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 30+ years!

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