Monday, March 31, 2014

Showering ourself with a job well done

I've posted before about our master bathroom and our journey to embrace the gold fixtures.
And after having made some changes that you can read about here, here, and here, the gold really is growing on me.
Recently however, we decided we just couldn't live any longer with the tarnished gold shower head.
It clearly has seen better days:

So after doing a little research and watching a few You Tube videos, Chris learned that switching out this shower head for a newer one without a plumber would not be as complicated as we thought.

We went ahead and purchased this shower head from Home Depot, sticking to the same color and style as the existing shower handle. The price was reasonable, shipping was free, and it arrived just a couple days later.

Home Depot
Chris started by twisting off the shower head.

Good riddance!

Next came twisting off the shower arm.
It was a little tough to get off by hand so he used a wrench.

All that remained was this hole.

Next, he wrapped both ends of the new shower arm with teflon tape.

Here it is twisted into the pipe in the wall:

Then, he twisted on the new shower head.

The last step was sealing the cap with waterproof silicone.

And that was all it took. 
Easy, right?

The best part? It works!
I love when a DIY project goes as planned.

A major improvement if you ask me.

Thanks for dropping by!
- Caitlin


  1. You and Chris are the dynamic duo! Great improvement and thanks for making a rather daunting task seem completely doable. PS, I ordered the clock/scale from Decor Steals. I was completely inspired by you and can't wait for it to arrive. :)

    1. thanks! we do make a good team, don't we? yes! i saw that scale on decor steals, i would have ordered it for myself if i didn't already have one like it. happy to have inspired you :)

  2. I am sooooo taking a shower in your bathroom in 2 weeks!

  3. What a difference, with such a small change. Looks awesome.

    xo Lily

  4. Great, easy change! Do you know if it's challenging to replace the handle and drain cover?

  5. Looks great! I love wide surface shower heads!



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