Vintage addition to main floor powder room

We were recently given what the generous gift giver thought was an antique bicycle pump. After some research online, I discovered it was a vintage garden sprayer. My guess is that you would connect a hose from your water basin and then pump the water out through the holes at the end. Kind of a like an old school super soaker.

We both think it’s quite lovely looking and so I put my brain to figuring out how and where it would be displayed. I was also attempting to see if it could also do double duty and be functional too….which was an interesting challenge.

I was wandering around the house with it when mother nature called and I stopped in our main floor powder room. Reaching for the toilet paper I realized that was my solution. Enter some curtain tie backs I had (which I spray painted white), my Ryobi drill, a level, and a wire basket I had in a closet upstairs. I gave it a good polish with some brass cleaner and got to work on the simple installation.

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It looks so much nicer than the old toilet paper holder, and it’s the perfect place to display this new treasure.

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Of course, my camera can’t be out without one or both of the boys thinking it’s for them:) And you can see in the photo above, we’ve installed a fabulous crystal chandelier in the powder room since I painted it.

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I must say, I am delighted!

4 Comments

  1. by Isabelle on July 2, 2014  9:11 am Reply

    LOL! Fantastic. Many great ideas can be attributed to sitting on the toilet. Well done my dear.

    • by Heather on July 2, 2014  9:17 am Reply

      ha! so true! Thanks Isabelle:)

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  3. by Tarahlynn on February 9, 2016  3:28 pm Reply

    That's very cool! What a neat idea and isn't always such a plus to also have real function too? Looks like it would also double as a towel holder :)

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