Interchangeable Faucet Words

I have one of those cheap faucets from Moen.   You know the kind that they put in a new house where you choose the option “stock” when they ask if you want upgraded faucets?   If you go to Moen’s website and you click on bathroom faucets and you order them from the least expensive to the most expensive this is the winner for the cheapest faucet…lucky me!   So I decided to get creative…

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I mean, who wants the boring ole faucets?

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The other day while perusing Pottery Barn I came across this pretty faucet.

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You totally know where this is going, don’t you?   At $449 for a new Pottery Barn Ashland Faucet I decided to take a pass.

But then I flipped off the plastic cap and took a small stick pin and removed the metal inserts for the hot and cold.

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Then using my Silhouette machine I designed and cut out new labels for my faucet. Now if you don’t have a Silhouette machine you could just trace your caps and cut out the words. The way the caps are formed I don’t think they will get wet so I didn’t reinforce them or anything I just popped the cardstock circles in.

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But then I started getting giddy, sort of slap happy and goofy.   I thought, why stop there?

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LOL!

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I crack myself up.   I have 6 faucets in my house like this…oh the fun I will have!   If you have the same craptastic faucets (no offense Moen) and a Silhouette machine and would like the file click here to download my Silhouette file.

P.S.   Make sure you save the little metal inserts.   If you ever move your new residents might not appreciate your humor. Smile

P.S.S   Why is my mind totally in the gutter of all the things I could put on my husband’s faucet? Smile Smile

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Comments

  1. LOL! That is too awesome. Girl, how did you get so creative?! Is it bad that I instantly thought of “those hands” & “are disgusting” or seeing what I kinda reaction I get with my mom? “well, hello” & “mom”

    The possibilities of freaking out guests are endless! ;)

  2. you are so creative! I love it!

  3. Honestly, those are so cute and funny – I’d have to leave them for the next owners :)

  4. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    This has to be one of the most genius and hilarious things I’ve ever seen! LOVE it!! :)

  5. This is one of those projects that made me “Hee Hee” out loud. I love how cute and simple this is. You are so ingenius. I just love you. PS I stumbled this!

  6. LOL! Okay, you crack me up too! I’m thinking of all kinds of saying I could put in ours.

  7. This idea is amazing! I love it. I have these same facets…. my mind is working a million miles an hour!
    Thanks for the inspiration!! Looks awesome!

  8. Oh my god, this made my week. Seriously, like 8 high-fives on this one, you are freaking awesome.

    • I am so glad you like it. Sometimes I freak out over a project and other people don’t. I am so glad when people think like I do. HA!

  9. I LOVELOVELOVE this idea!!! Super cute! I just know that there is a Merry Christmas one arriving in December.

  10. That is brilliant! I think that just might be my answer to my ugly bathroom faucet! Definitely cheaper than a new one! :)

  11. That is just a crazy fun idea! I may have to copy that. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh my gosh these are sooo funny!! That is so clever. And so much more fun than boring old Hot and Cold. hahaha.

  13. ShannonR2 says:

    I absolutely LOVE this! I am so going to do this and just wait to see who notices first, my son or my husband….maybe for April 1st. Oh I can not wait!

  14. Great idea Beckie!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xoxo
    Jen

  15. Girl, you are so stinkin’ creative! :)

  16. My dad did the same thing in his bathroom, only he put a picture of an airplane he likes in his. It’s a fun reminder of my dad’s favorite hobby every time I wash my hands while I’m there!

  17. I love this! Great idea.
    I’d love to scope out my friend’s houses and make some words and replace their silver thingies on an apparently innocent trip to the bathroom while visiting.

  18. I got the giggles when I read “Happy Easter” (funny)

    Cute idea Beckie!

    You could…put “Wash your stinky hands, Dangit!”

    ps. How can I get “giggles” to comment on my blog? ;)

  19. That’s such a cute idea! Made me smile.

  20. Love it! Hm, what could I do with only the one-circled faucet? :)

  21. Ha – you are so cutely creative! I agree best idea ever! You’ve got my mind going too –
    Ouch/Brrr
    Sugar Free/No Calories
    Left/Right
    for April Fools Day – Milk/Orange Juice
    Okay, I’ll stop now… LOL

  22. Next time:

    DESTROY GERMS

    Great sense of humor and making the best of what you got!

  23. You could try, “Hint, Hint” on his two faucets… ;) Let his mind go in whatever direction it wants.

  24. You are a genius!!!! This is adorable. I almost wish I hadn’t changed my powder room faucet now. I still have one. 8)

  25. Cindy S. says:

    This post cracked me up! Love your ingenuity and touch of “craziness.”

  26. Dara Lynn says:

    I have those craptastic faucets too! What a wonderful….totally fun idea!!!!! You are my kinda girl:)

  27. Love this! How cute!!! :) You crack me up!

  28. Love it!!

  29. Heehee! Love this idea! We have those same cheap buildergrade faucets. Tons of phrasing going through my head right now. Mostly inappropriate for a nice family site such as yours, but tons of phrasing. Thanks so much for sharing.

  30. Possibly the most creative use of a Silhouette to date? ;) Have the same faucet upstairs…would love to try this. :)

  31. I don’t have these faucets, but if I did, I’d definitely go for the smallest font that would communicate, “please rinse your stinkin’ goatee hairs out of the sink” for the hubby.

  32. This is sooooo cool! I love it! I especially like the “Wash” and “hands”… Think they’ll remember?
    Great idea!
    Susan

  33. Beckie what a FABULOUS idea!! I LOVE it!!!

  34. Me too, that is what I have going on now.

  35. Thanks Liisa! Comic genius?? I will take it ;-)

  36. Barrie Marsh says:

    I have the SAME faucets!! I am doing this today!!! Too funny! I think for my son’s I am going to put Lightning McQeen (red for hot) and Doc (blue for cold) Since he can’t read yet!

  37. What a clever idea! It almost makes me want to have these faucets (I don’t – they’re some other cheapo brand).

  38. that is very creative! I definitely said “oh cute!” out loud when I saw the pic! Good job and thanks for sharing. Going to do this to ours.

  39. So cute!! I would totally do something like that.

  40. I love it and I can’t wait to do something for my husband’s bathroom. Hehehehehe

  41. CUTEST idea!! This totally made me smile. :)

  42. Oh my gosh I love that!! We have the same exact faucets, and they are ugly!

  43. Beckie,
    How would I do this on regular paper ? Any ideas for those of us who are so utterly deprived of a Silhouette machine ?? *GRIN*

  44. Yay! These are super cute – going to check if mine are craptastic right now.

  45. Love it!!!
    What a great idea!
    One summer, I replaced the stickers with jolly-jump-up flowers that I picked from my garden.

  46. I have those same faucets because we did not even think to upgrade our faucets when we built the house. I’m definitely doing this. Today even!

    Great idea!

  47. I have done this in for my bathroom faucet. I have the kind with just one knob. I took out the disc that was there. I used that circle as my pattern to cut out a bit of the fabric that was used for the curtains. Put that fabric circle in the faucet and then put the original disc back in to give the fabric stiffness. Looked adorable and it really was a huge improvement for the cheap faucet.

  48. That is the cutest idea ever!! I need to do this in my kids bathroom.

  49. Made my day! Kudos on your creativity!

  50. I really like that decor touch heehee. Very cute! You could change them for every season hee hee

  51. this is great! ☺

  52. Love it!

  53. So nifty, neat & creative. I invite you to share your wonderful idea with my followers, please link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. :)

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  54. What a great idea!! It’s amazing what a difference that made!

  55. Fun and creative! I love it.

    Following to learn more.

  56. What a clever idea! Love it!

  57. Oh, I have these but we have the single ball type. Any ideas on what I could put on it?

  58. My plan is for my son when he comes home immediately after graduation and in the interim of going off to his first job… CONGRATS GRAD ;)

  59. hi Beckie-
    I have these faucets too. What a fun idea. Will have to make some inserts to surprise my family. Very clever and creative.
    My best- Diane

  60. Heather says:

    LOVE IT!! I’m actually jealous! LOL!! My house came with the upgraded oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. Beautiful to look at, but totally eliminates fun, creative possibilities like this!! Nice work!! :)

  61. I think this is GENIUS!!! I absolutely love it!
    =)

  62. Lindy@ Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    That is just brilliant! Way to go. I am so going to have to give that a try. I hate our stupid builder’s grade faucets and keep pestering my husband to change them but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I could do his faucet with “Change Me”…haha

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  63. Kirsten says:

    Seriously! All the faucets in my house are exactly like these, and now I have reason to like them. Thank you!!!!!!

    I’m thinking….RINSE & SPIT for my upstairs bathroom :)

  64. I linked to this post today, from SCS Weekly Inkling newsletter. OMGosh! I love this idea. I live in an apt. w/these standard faucets in both bathrooms. I was just telling my housekeeper they are so icky but since I now rent, I don’t want to upgrade them. This idea is GREAT! It will surely take them from icky to FUN! I’m also going to pass the idea to two friends whose kids will love it! TFS :)

  65. I have these same faucets in my apartment, but they must be an older model; the inside circles are painted on! No fun there, sigh!

  66. I now have to go check all of my faucets to see if this is possibility for me. This idea is amazing! <3

  67. LOVE the “wash hands!” I need that for my boys! ;)

  68. This is such a fun and creative idea! I spied it on Pinterest. I am blessed and lucky enough to have the same faucets AND a Silhouette. I went to click on the link and it 404’d it. Do you still have a link to use? ☺ Thank you!

  69. I love this idea! The link doesn’t work though can you send it to me?
    Thanks You!

  70. Oh man I SO wish I had a silouette, we have these same ugly faucets and that would be SO cute to do!!

  71. Lady Dorothy says:

    Do you still have that Silhouette file? I would love to have it!

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