Big Boy Room Update- Rocket Tent & Real Life


To make the rocket tent I felt a lot like Macgyver. I used a a hula hoop, wire hanger, blue fabric, painters tarp, rope, and some electric tape. However the most exciting part of my day had to do with…

This.

Note the cup of coffee, leaking water and broken faucet? Yep, these fixtures are from 1967 and have been slowly falling apart since we moved in two years ago. At some point all three of our bathrooms will need a complete makeover, but until we win the lottery, these projects are on hold. 

So at 8am this morning I had the pleasure (note the sarcasm,) to replace this ancient faucet. With some helpers of course.

The hardest part for sure was getting the old one out. I was quoting Metro Man a lot, Crab Nuggets! I usually go with a more colorful phrase but the kids were helping me.


But by lunch time we had a new faucet, and it actually works! Not bad for my first time, huh? 

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    i LOVE that faucet!

  2. Designing Domesticity says:

    Impressive on both counts – can't believe you made that rocket! and changed a faucet as well. Very impressive! Liz

  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    so cool! i love that rocket- what boy would not love that?
    and the faucet is impressive, too!

  4. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    so cool! i love that rocket- what boy would not love that?
    and the faucet is impressive, too!

  5. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    so cool! i love that rocket- what boy would not love that?
    and the faucet is impressive, too!

  6. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says:

    so cool! i love that rocket- what boy would not love that?
    and the faucet is impressive, too!

  7. Cassie says:

    So that rocket tent looks prettyyyy neat. Way to go for putting in a new faucet!! =D

  8. Heather says:

    I am amazed you were able to do that! Plumbing scares the crap out of me, especially since we've had a few disasters associated with DIY.

  9. The Vintique Object says:

    She sews, she upholsters, she paints, she refinishes furniture, she replaces plumbing fixtures, she makes ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE rocket ships for her son's room. Yes, you are MacGyver. And Supermom, all rolled into one. I am incredibly impressed.
    Camille

  10. Jennifer says:

    Ummm..you are one clever mommy! That rocket is awesome and so is your new facet. We have alot of older style ones in our home too. Like you said its pricey to change them all at once but let me tell you I can't wait till I don't need to look at them anymore…LOL

  11. Claudia Lane says:

    oh, looking very sleek Sarah…love it
    Am very impressed with your plumbing skills, well done :)

    Claudia xo

  12. Sunnyside Dru says:

    Great rocket and faucet too! The kid who gets that rocket in their room must love it..

  13. Paddywack Designs says:

    I'm game to try almost anything, but plumping scares me…good for you. Thanks for being an inspiration…

  14. Anonymous says:

    Faucets are not fun to replace….great job! Rocket is super cute! Gina B.

  15. becky v says:

    Doesn't it feel great to change a faucet?! Such a simple thing can change a whole room! Congrats on tackling it yourself…I probably would have made the hubs do it :) LOVE the rocket tent by the way.

    http://www.preparingforpeanut.com

  16. Lauren says:

    I'm impressed! Don't think I would have the faintest idea where to begin replacing a faucet. And, that tent is awesome! I bet your boys LOVE it!

  17. Tiffany @ tiffanyinteriorsllc@gmail.com says:

    Love the rocket! I am so proud of you for replacing the faucet. Wow!

  18. Prudently Painted Vintage says:

    You are quite impressive. You built a rocket and changed a faucet ( that works) all in a days work. Love them both! Good work :)

  19. LINDA says:

    Hi, I love your rocket ship tent! Could you please give further instruction to the inside workings of the tent (from hoop to ceiling)? I’m having a hard time figuring that part out :) thanks!

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