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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…


I mean, who wants the boring ole faucets?


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


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.



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.


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




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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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? 😉

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

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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*

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. Umm, fail….my son’s favorite is Lightning McQueen. So guess which one he constantly wanted to turn on. NOT a good idea. It only lasted about 2 minutes. I gotta rethink it a little!!

  24. 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 😉

  25. 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!! 🙂

  26. 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

  27. 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 🙂

  28. 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 🙂

  29. 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!

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

  31. Thanks for getting back to me! However, that link just sends me to a “Not Found” page. 🙁

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