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Monday, March 10, 2014

Such a little thing, such a little thing

But the difference it made was grave. 

You may remember my kitchen is a dark, dark place that has had few updates. Those updates were meant to brighten and sleekify. Sleekify meaning to modernize and generally improve the space until we actually "do" the kitchen, and even then it isn't going to be a complete overhaul. This means to me, then, that even the slightest improvement will have a big impact.

So for about two years we've been sitting on this kick ass faucet that we got at a tiny kitchen and bath store that was going out of business. And if you've ever gone to a sale like that, you know people aren't messing around and needless to say most pieces were gone.  But i spied a faucet i had only ever dreamed of owning since these things cost a pretty penny.  Problem was this piece was a display piece, not for sale-do you know that means it's not a usable piece?  The faucet was only the pretty parts, not the parts that one needs for use, like tubing and connectory...things.  And usually they are not for sale for this reason. 

I'm sure you know where this is going.  We bought the faucet and were told we could contact the company who would send us parts, which we might have to pay for.  Only we didn't have to pay for them, they sent them for nothing.

It's the Elkay Arezzo faucet, priced at 375, on sale from 578, also on houzz for same price of 578.

Now here's the part where i get giddy over the fact that this gorgeousness now lives in my home for only sixty dollars.  Yes, sixty.  60. 6, and then a 0.  And then a...nothing. 

 Let's actually change this from "lives in my home" (as it was for 2 years, wrapped up in towels and waiting to be installed) and actually say "installed and ready for use".

single handle fauctet

Little things exciting me in this picture-Filtrete water system, push button garbage disposal...


 happy little rug.

Speaking of little kitchen contents, i can't stop buying have enhanced the milk glass open shelving by a few pieces.

And that is all.  

What little thing is making a big impact for you these days?  Faucet?  Decor? Infant child?

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Rachel said...

Ohh! I like the faucet! What a great steal! It looks like the fancy ones you see TV chefs use! :D

P.S. I think I have the whole no reply thing fixed. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Now that my dear, is a faucet!! Wow what a deal and lucky you for seeing the chance and jumping on it! I am also loving your shelves of milk glass!

hugs, Linda

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

LOVE the milk glass! I collect it, too. I have a couple of the same ones you do. The one on the top left of your shelves is one of my favorites in my collection. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That faucet is amazing! And I love your milk glass collection! ... And oh yes, it's a small and sweet baby girl who is rocking my world!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congrats, that is a fabulous faucet.
Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

That is a fabulous faucet and I love the shelves.

Esculent Dreams said...

Not to echo everyone else, but wow at both!! I've also fallen madly in love with your milk glass collection ;)

Kelly said...

Holy crap. That is a fancy faucet for a killer deal! NIIICE.
Kelly @ View Along the Way

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

I love that sink faucet!

WoodsofBellTrees said...

OH MY GOSH! What a steal for an amazing piece! You hit the jackpot! The faucet looks awesome!

tablescapesbybev said...

Your milk glass collection is awesome.

Alexis Middleton said...

Digging that faucet and love your milk glass collection. Thanks for linking up at The Makers. :)

Kerri said...

i love that faucet! seriously… $60?!? i want in on that deal! definitely a statement piece! ;)


Cranberry Morning said...

Cool faucet! I was just pricing kitchen faucets yesterday. Some of the are expensive, but oh, so beautiful!!!

Have a wonderful time during your upcoming Paris trip! So glad you stopped by today.

normaleverydaylife said...

Your milk glass collection is pretty and that faucet was a great deal!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Awesome faucet and love your collection of milk glass too.

Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

Did you say a 6 and a 0 and then a nothing? That is seriously awesome. And the faucet is so purrrrrty! One day my faucet will grow up to be like yours. :)

Morgan said...

Wow...... 60? That is insanely good!! It looks great in your kitchen. :) I love that happy, little rug too.