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DIY Salvaged Wood Shelves In 10 Steps

For such a teeny space, the studio workroom is taking a little longer to pull together than I thought it would. Most of the odds and ends needed for the room have been ordered, but I still have some basket-buying and crate-wrangling to do to keep everything organized. The good news though? The Varde has been put together – and now, we have shelves!


For now, I dug a few supplies out of their moving boxes and gathered some of my favorite art that has been sitting in piles since, oh, last July (so sad!). The upper shelf is purely decorative, but the lower shelf will be much more filled with daily use items in time – packing supplies, etc. It’s not there yet, and all those miscellaneous items will evolve as the room unfolds (what will go in the Varde? What will sit up top? What will live in the actual studio?) – but the important thing is that we have shelves at all!

They’re made from our stash of 100-year-old+ reclaimed 2×4 studs from this very house (lovingly pulled out by these two during the deconstruction!), showing subtle cracks, hammer marks and old pock marks from nails – and I absolutely love them.

6 – salvaged wood 2x4s, 6′ each
4 – 5/16″ x 12″ threaded rods
8 – 1/4″ washers
8 – 5/16″ lock nuts
4 – 10″ L brackets
32 – #10 washers
16 – 1 1/2″ wood screws
Sandpaper (coarse-medium grit)
Wood stain (Jacobean)
Polycrylic (satin)
Spray paint (optional)
Toggle bolts / anchors

Miter saw
Circular saw (for fine tuning)
Socket wrenches
Drill + paddle bit (3/4″)
Hacksaw (for fine tuning)
Power sander
Brush/rag for wood stain
Brush for Polycrylic


ONE. Scott picked out six of the better 2x4s we’ve been storing in our garage, we cleaned them up (pulling out any remaining screws and nails) and cut them down to 66″ lengths on the miter saw. We decided on a depth of 12″, so there would be three 2x4s per shelf. Note: If you’re going for the same weathered and loved look, visit your local salvage shop for reclaimed 2x4s.

TWO. Unlike Jack’s pet food station, rather than Kreg jig our 2x4s together, Scott suggested we thread them together with a rod – especially since they would be so long. (All said and done, the threaded rod, washer and lock nuts will keep your boards together tightly.) To do this, we measured the two points where our threaded rod would go on all three of the 2x4s.  In our case, we marked a point 2″ in from each end. Note: If using salvaged wood, make sure the heights are all the same. Really old salvaged wood should be legitimately 2″x4″ as opposed to modern 2x4s which are only 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.


THREE. After our marks were made, we used a 3/4″ paddle drill bit to allow the nut and washer we’d be using (soon) to be countersunk into the 2×4. For the nut and washer to be completely flush with the 2×4, we needed the depth of the counter sink to be 1/2″ – you can see that we taped off the 1/2″ mark so we knew where to stop. Note: You will be making your marks and drilling through the 2″ side of your 2×4, not the longer 4″ side. You will only need to countersink the outside 2x4s.


FOUR. Next, Scott used a 5/16″ drill bit to drill through those same marks, making sure to go all the way through the 2×4 and, most importantly, keeping his drill bit as straight as possible – that’s the real challenge. If you’re off by a small amount, don’t sweat it; the beauty is in the imperfections, right? Bonus: if you have access to a drill press, you’ll get the most accurate opening for your threaded rod.


FIVE. Now we were able to bring all three 2x4s together using the threaded rod, 1/4″ washers and lock nuts. We used a hammer to gently tap the threaded rod through, then on each end of the shelf and front and back, we topped the thread with a washer and lock nut. Using a socket wrench on each side, Scott tightened everything down, while I tried to guide the three boards together. Your threaded rod will likely be a little longer than your shelf (it was for us), so if you like that look, go with it – but make sure it’s only on the front side! But if you’re looking for a flush finish (like we were), use a hacksaw to cut down the rod. And if you’re building two shelves like we did, repeat the above steps for shelf #2! Note: If the ends of your shelves aren’t perfectly lined up, you could use a circular saw to shave off any planks that are too long.


SIX. With our shelves built, it was time to sand, sand, sand! I used our mouse sounder first with coarse 60 grit paper and followed that up with 120 grit. The goal wasn’t to get a perfectly smooth finish (since that would take away from the ‘salvaged’ look), rather, I simply focused on getting off the splinters and overall burrs.

SEVEN. I used one coat of Minwax stain in Jacobean to darken the shelves back up, and the following day I applied just one coat of Polycrylic in a satin finish. (I’m usually Team 3 Coats!, but these shelves are super hearty. I wasn’t going for the super slick, super smooth finish that we usually aim for.)


EIGHT. We wanted to use 10″ L brackets to lend to the whole industrial sort-of-rough vibe of the salvaged wood, but we didn’t love the aluminum finish. I used Rustoleum’s flat white spray paint + primer to get a look more up my alley, then touched up the screw heads with my spray painting trick (dabbing the exposed screw heads with the same flat white spray paint) after the install – which, by the way, took a lot of coats and a lot of patience. Lesson learned: If I had a do-over, I would spray the washers and screws separately, then follow it up with the touch up paint. (Of course, you could also use any brackets you’d like that would avoid this step altogether!)


NINE. Now, we were on to the install! We used two toggle bolts per support to install the L brackets due to the weight of the shelves, and the remaining holes in the L brackets got regular metal anchors. Because the size of the holes in the L brackets are larger than a typical screw head, we added #10 washers to keep the screws secure. As for the actual installation, we attached the brackets to the wall first, laid our shelf on top, then screwed into them from the bottom with more #10 washers and 1 1/2″ wood screws. (True story: This step took us several hours of measuring – there is not a single right angle in any room of this home! Our measurements were mostly accurate and somewhat eyeballed, too.)

TEN. Okay, this step is technically a freebie – by the time we finished it was late in the evening, but by the next morning, we were able to see the shelves in daylight and truly enjoy them!


We could not be happier that we decided to stash away all of the old 2x4s we pulled down from beneath these walls (and we still have a lot left!). There’s something so sweet about being able to use them again – but for the first time in over 100 years, they’re no longer hidden behind a sheet of drywall.

I imagine that the workroom will still look drastically different once we makeover and finish up the Varde (which will be getting the same dark stained top and a bit of color for the base!), lay down a rug and finally (finally!) organize all my stuff – shipping boxes, painting panels and paper supplies. The thought of breaking down those cardboard moving boxes (currently housing all the things) makes my heart beat wildly.

  • Marie - March 21, 2014 - 7:57 AM

    So original and unique shelves, it’s not surprising you love them. So do I ! You must be thrilled with the studio workroom taking shape.ReplyCancel

  • Katy - March 21, 2014 - 8:44 AM

    I love them! So awesome that you were able to reuse something original to the house.

    Also, can you tell me where you got that armadillo print? I think it’s hilarious and would love one for myself.ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - March 21, 2014 - 9:22 AM

    Such a creative use of old wood! When we customized our existing built-in bookcase, John incorporated some old wood boards he found in our basement when we first bought the house. It seemed kind of fitting to use wood “belonging” to the house to retrofit the built-in. You did the same thing!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 21, 2014 - 9:57 AM

      Yeah! It’s such a fun personal touch and an ode to these old homes.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah K. - March 21, 2014 - 9:30 AM

    That is exactly what I was envisioning on the Varde looking at the photos – perfect! Knowing how much you love pink, a cheery hue would be fabulous in that white room.ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - March 21, 2014 - 12:18 PM

    Love the shelves. plus that armadillo print?? amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Dave - March 21, 2014 - 5:29 PM

    The shelves look like they were built “Vargo Tuff”! Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - March 22, 2014 - 10:41 AM

    Love how they turned out!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - March 25, 2014 - 8:14 AM

    These are beautiful! & they mean something. Great job!ReplyCancel


When the Boss Gives You the Afternoon Off…

Last week, Scott and I were both having a sort of ‘off’ day (well, more me than Scott!), and since I was being highly unproductive with work, I asked my boss (aka: me) if I could take the afternoon off. She almost never says yes, so color me surprised when she agreed (ha!). Scott – having caught his second wind, of course – suggested we take this time to run a few errands, be responsible and grab a few supplies for our weekend projects. This brought me down from my high of a whole afternoon of nothingness, so I suggested a much better idea – donuts! And after donuts, how about we stop into the thrift store?

After our sugary treat (we stopped into Stan’s, which was surprisingly delicious), we headed to The Ark – an oldie, but a goodie. Their prices are mostly fair, it’s completely chaotic (our favorite kind of thrift shop), and we went with low expectations; you know, as you do when you hop the second-hand store circuit.

But! We had a lucky day.

ONE. I came across this horribly ugly (quite possibly pretty?) chandelier for $25. (Full disclosure: The price started at $40, but the owner and Scott were in a negotiating mood – hooray!) You can see that one of the arms has completely broken off, the faux finish is less than ideal, and I’m not sure how I feel about the star details. So, new paint job? Bare bulbs? It’s a good hefty size, and I’m thinking it might look good in the studio.

TWO. As we were about to leave, we saw this. The dresser was still wrapped with no price (fresh off the truck!), and with most of their dressers being sold for upwards of $150, we were prepared for at least that, if not much, much more. When we asked the owner how much? He gave it a good look, suggested $60, and – trying to not freak out, people! – Scott asked if he’d take $75 for the dresser and the chandelier, to which he happily agreed.

Right now, the drawers are a bit hard to close (and open, for that matter), but it’s solid wood with dovetail joints and a subtle inlay on the top. Overall, the wood is in near perfect condition, and at that price point – well, it’s a rarity in the city of Chicago! Considering our bedroom currently is a mish-mash of racks, bins and dressers, we cannot wait to fix this right up.

Aah. There’s nothing like a little unexpected thrifting adventure to beat some winter blues, don’t you think? (Yard sale season, get here!) Also, I’m 100% open to any ideas on the chandelier. (White? Gold? Bright red? Pink?!) What would you do?

  • angela - March 19, 2014 - 6:53 AM

    Those are ridiculously good deals! LOVE the dresser & I think your idea of paint and bare bulbs will really transform the chandelier!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-ThreeReplyCancel

  • - March 19, 2014 - 7:13 AM

    Wow! The dresser is amazing! I think you did a GREAT bargain!

    I’m not sure if you’ve already tried it, or if vintage-U.S.-dressers are different to those over here in Europe.
    But I once bought one with the same-hard-to-close/open-drawers-problem. You could try to put all drawers out, see if you can find a number (1-6) writen on the back or the bottom and rearrange them as they are numbered.
    It totally worked with my vintage dresser!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 9:58 AM

      We did double check the drawers for any signs of a maker, but didn’t think to look for numbers – not sure we’ve seen that before, but a great tip!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - March 19, 2014 - 7:37 AM

    Great finds ! I love the dresser, I saw one all brand new in a store and it was more than 10 times the price you paid for yours.
    I would go for gold and bare bulbs for your chandelier… or why not trying neon pink ?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 9:59 AM

      Oh, Marie. Girl after my own heart. I would paint everything bright pink if it wasn’t for my practical side chiming in! Surprisingly, Scott loves hot pink too and suggests it all the time. What have I done to him?!ReplyCancel

      • Marie - March 19, 2014 - 5:36 PM

        Scott is the perfect man – which I’d already noticed, by the way. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Loren - March 19, 2014 - 8:14 AM

    Aw man that chandelier is rad! I can’t exactly tell the scale but you should consider painting it an awesomely bright color and hanging it in your workroom.
    Great finds!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa @ HOUSEography - March 19, 2014 - 8:24 AM

    AMAZING! Inspiring me to hit up some thrift stores this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - March 19, 2014 - 8:25 AM

    what a steal! that dresser is to. die. oh the possibilities for that chandelier!ReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl - March 19, 2014 - 8:41 AM

    AWESOME deal! Love that dresser so much.ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - March 19, 2014 - 8:47 AM

    Sorry that chandelier reminds me of my brass leaf branch where you were like “Whaaa? Not so sure.” Haha Does it have lighting capability or is it just decorative? If its just the latter, not so sure (I never did do anything w/that branch). BUT love the dresser! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 5:37 PM

      Haha, oh my gosh, sometimes I still remember when you showed me that branch and I thought, umm… Too funny! Yup, it’s a real chandelier with lighting capability! Even if it ends up being a bust, it was a steal, so not all is lost.ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - March 19, 2014 - 9:22 AM

    The chandelier has so many possibilities! I definitely think a color would be really fun (rather than a metallic-like finish). Your studio is a soft pink, right? Something that goes well with that – a really bold color maybe? Coral, teal, deep green?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM

      Whoa, I wouldn’t think to do deep green, but that would be pretty awesome. Maybe even a flat black?! With the walls so light, it could be fun to do something that really makes a statement.ReplyCancel

  • Heather {AFirePoleintheDiningRoom} - March 19, 2014 - 10:02 AM

    You know you scored something good when Aaron walks over to me and says “You’ll be jealous when you read YBH today.” He was right. I’m sick over that dresser. Nice score! I’m interested to see what you do with the chandelier…

    In related news, we are going to be up in Chicago the last weekend of April. Any chance you want to get together for donuts or thrifting or drinks or whatever?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 10:19 AM

      Haha, that made me laugh this morning :) And possibly! Shoot me an email when you know more about where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah | Safaris and Sunsets - March 19, 2014 - 10:08 AM

    I am very much in love with that dresser! Such a fab find! I just stumbled upon your blog and, I have to say, I love you guys already. Any day that involves donuts and thrifting sounds like the perfect day to me. :)ReplyCancel

  • ryan - March 19, 2014 - 10:34 AM

    i say go kelly green on the chandy and use small white globe bulbs…it’ll give it some pop! can’t wait to see what you do!ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - March 19, 2014 - 11:27 AM

    I’m totally jelly about that chandelier- i love it! Initially i thought you should spray paint it gold/brass…but then i thought neon pink would look great too!

    But, my practical side is telling me that with the soft pink walls in your studio maybe a navy blue (like the color of your front entry closet door) would look fab. I’m a lover of all things brass, so wondering if some brass details with the navy blue would look good…or be too much. hmmm.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 5:36 PM

      Ooh, I hadn’t thought of navy blue! Ack!ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - March 19, 2014 - 1:52 PM

    I’m not usually a fan of this color, but for some reason I keep seeing that chandelier in a bright yellow–what I, in my bizarro brain call “sour yellow”: that neon yellow with a lime green tint in it. Just my two-cents worthReplyCancel

  • Cait - March 19, 2014 - 2:15 PM

    Wow, what a deal! I have a nightstand that’s very similar to your dresser, a $40 Craigslist find currently being used as a side table in our library. I now kind of feel like I overpaid! ;)

    Also -seconding the suggestion about checking the drawers for numbers. We got a dresser from my parents’ neighbor (sort of similar to this one) and the drawers were numbered. Now all but one drawer opens and closes smoothly, and the last one will hopefully be helped by a little light sanding and/or waxing the drawer slide.

    I really like the lines of the chandelier, but I think I agree with you about the star details. I think a new paint job and bare bulbs (globe? Edison?) will help!ReplyCancel

    • Cait - March 19, 2014 - 2:20 PM

      I meant to add that I think the dresser may be made by Lane, in case any readers are looking for something similar.ReplyCancel

      • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 2:27 PM

        $60 for a dresser like that in Chicago is unheard of – we were seriously afraid we might have heard him wrong the first time!ReplyCancel

        • Cait - March 19, 2014 - 2:46 PM

          I bet! I was completely enamored with a highboy dresser from an Etsy seller in Chicago a while back, and I think that was around $400 (not including shipping). Sadly they sold it locally before I could convince myself I needed it. I think I’ve seen the 9 drawer version of your dresser selling for upwards of $1000. There was also a pair of the matching nightstands on eBay for $600 not too long ago.ReplyCancel

  • janpartist - March 19, 2014 - 2:22 PM

    Ok, totally boring idea but I see the chandelier in white or black. But, my husband would say that’s normal, I see everything in black.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 2:27 PM

      Yeah, I could see that too! I normally wouldn’t choose black, but it really could work. Hmm…ReplyCancel

  • Laura - March 19, 2014 - 2:25 PM

    I am following you since Brazil. I don’t speak english well, but I must have to say how much I love the way you and your husband work: congratulations!!!I simpled love all of thats pieces. About the the chandelier, you could paint it black…It would be splendid…ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 19, 2014 - 2:27 PM

      So happy to have you following, Laura! And thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - March 19, 2014 - 3:10 PM

    I actually kind of like the chandelier’s color as is,sort of a natual ombre that happened over time, and would see what it looked like cleaned up a bit before painting. I also like the star details — it isn’t so glaring that you even catch it. That being said, painting is a great idea, but not really having a good grasp of your layout, I would not presume to suggest a color!! Good finds.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Smith | Fox & Willow - March 19, 2014 - 3:18 PM

    what an interesting light fixture!

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - March 19, 2014 - 7:56 PM

    I could totally slap you for getting such a good deal.

    In a non threatening friendly kind of slap but I’m still jealous kind of way :pReplyCancel

  • Amanda - March 19, 2014 - 8:51 PM

    My choice for the chandelier are navy or flat black! Though I want everything navy these days. I like the idea of a flat black opposed to glossy though!ReplyCancel

  • Krista - March 22, 2014 - 8:25 PM

    Holy cow – that dresser would be $600 here in Toronto. Insanely jealous!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - April 4, 2014 - 12:00 AM

    It may be too late, but pretty please do NOT paint that chandelier. It is flipping gorgeous as it is! Seriously, don’t ruin a good thing with DIY overzealousness. That makes me so sad. It will just look like a gorgeous vintage brass chandelier that someone spray painted … and you will live to regret it. Trust.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 4, 2014 - 10:34 AM

      Hi Sarah, thank you for the honest feedback! We haven’t done anything yet – and you may be right. We are so on the fence. The finish is faux, so it’s not just aged brass… it looks like a funky faux finish. Perhaps once it’s hanging, though… well, you may not be able to tell? We could always hang it first and see what we think! Thank you.ReplyCancel


Puppy Bath Time + $100 Ace Giveaway!

At the tail end of last year, Scott and I participated in Ace Hardware‘s first ever Blogger Panel – which, by the way, was a blast. Working with the company – a local one at that! – was an amazing opportunity to test drive their Clark+Kensington paint line, a handful of new-to-us tools (hello, paint sprayer!) and talk shop with a crew of fellow home-lovers. We were beyond thankful for the opportunity, so when they asked us back for 2014, we said yes, please! Not only do we love any excuse to go to the hardware store (if you’re in Logan Square, stop into Gillman’s Ace and say hi to Al; he’s the best!), but we love that Ace is so willing to spread the love with you, too (exhibit A: this very post). Aw, it’s a big ol’ love fest, really.

To kick off a fresh year of projects (albeit a few months into the year, but still), we were asked to go to Ace and pick up something – anything – unexpected. As Ace is, in our opinion, a truly unique hardware store (full of surprises, we tell you!), we honest to goodness threw caution to the wind and went with no agenda. We walked up and down the aisles, getting caught up in new power tools, scented candles, storage shelving systems, kitchen blenders and, oddly enough, a big booth of sunglasses.

In the end? We came home with a new shower head – oh, to be an adult! – choosing the Delta In2ition with a detachable sprayer for one very specific reason - puppy bath time! Note: Since every Ace holds different inventory, check out their online selection.

Our bathrooms, both of them, have seen better days (although when?), but after fixing so many structural issues with the house last fall, they’ve fallen to the back burner until we can save up enough money to do them properly. Easy upgrades like this, though? They make all the difference.

For longer than we’d like to admit, we’d been using a watering can to bathe Jack, which was replaced with a measuring cup when that can got lost in the moving shuffle. (Just, ugh.) Puppy bath time wasn’t fun for anyone, and now with CC in the picture, that needed to change – and fast.

We attempted to bathe them both together – because, why not? We had a detachable sprayer, yeah! – which led to the most ridiculous series of events (in which one CC flew from the tub with the most acrobatic grace, then immediately floundered and slipped over the soapy tile), giving us both a good belly laugh. And for that, it was totally, completely worth it.

Because Ace Hardware is all about spreading the love, together with the Ace crew, we’ll be giving away a $100 Ace Hardware gift card to one lucky reader!  The giveaway runs through Friday, March 21st at 5pm CST; simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be announced within this post by Friday evening. Good luck and happy entering!

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We’re excited to be collaborating with Ace Hardware as a part of their Ace Blogger Panel. Ace has provided us with compensation and the materials necessary to complete this project (hey, thanks, Ace!), and all opinions are our own. Cute puppies are an added bonus.

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - March 18, 2014 - 7:05 AM

    It really is all about the details! We recently changed ours and it helps to make the bathroom feel newer. Perfect bathtime photos!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - March 18, 2014 - 7:44 AM

    I totally missed the post about CC! Congrats! Our pitty Posey will be getting a pitty friend here soon since we bought a house and now also have a yard. Can’t wait! Here’s Po in case you want to see how awesome she is lol.

  • Katie - March 18, 2014 - 7:48 AM

    This is actually genius, and I don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before! Because I’m not as smart as you, I guess. We have been bathing the dog with the same thing we got to bathe our toddler. This upgrade is definitely going on my list!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2014 - 8:20 AM

      Katie, it made ALL the difference – especially for getting their puppy bellies.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Goldman - March 18, 2014 - 9:19 AM

    Haha. I was going to comment/ ask about how it went with BOTH dogs in the bath. Maybe I should try with all three of ours and see what happens?!ReplyCancel

  • carrie @ brick city love - March 18, 2014 - 9:28 AM

    Haha!! They’re both too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom - March 18, 2014 - 10:01 AM

    Awesome shower head, that would be perfect in our rental house (I’m sure our landlord wouldn’t mind an upgrade)!

    I can just picture this bath time for the two dogs…ReplyCancel

  • Jen - March 18, 2014 - 10:05 AM

    $100 would be enough to buy paint for my kitchen! I love our ace hardware!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah K. - March 18, 2014 - 11:11 AM

    CC looks none too happy to be getting a bath!!ReplyCancel

  • Haley - March 18, 2014 - 11:52 AM

    Kim – That FACE! So precious!

    I could use one of these for my cat. Long hair takes forever to rinse with a cup.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2014 - 3:04 PM

      Haley, WHOA. Bathing kitties is not our idea of a good time! (Libby was so mad at us the last time, she wouldn’t snuggle for days.)ReplyCancel

      • Marie - March 18, 2014 - 9:02 PM

        Fortunately, cats almost never need to be bathed – apart from what we would call “accidents”.ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - March 18, 2014 - 12:07 PM

    that face! i’ll need to take a look at this shower head. our puppy sprayer broke and we’ve had to bathe them on the deck here the last couple of times (but we live in florida so it’s been pretty warm here, thankfully!)ReplyCancel

  • Haley - March 18, 2014 - 12:45 PM

    I’m lucky. My cat doesn’t like it but she doesn’t get “sharp” with me. Excuse my pun. She will try to run out if you turn your back and then lay on you later for body heat. Like I said I’m a lucky girl!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Wilson - March 18, 2014 - 1:33 PM

    We moved last summer, and I so miss our shower sprayer from the old house. Bathing my long haired dogs with a cup for rinsing is ridiculous. I actually bought a sprayer at Lowes, discovered that it leaked, and then never returned it. Now I hesitate to buy a second one, but it’s definitely needed!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2014 - 2:53 PM

      Sarah, don’t give up! It was a game changer for us.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - March 18, 2014 - 2:51 PM

    So cute! With all the snow melting around here, my little beagle has been coming back from walks all coated in mud, and I’ve been “bathing” her by collecting water in my hands and kind of splashing it up on her belly. Yeah, not the most efficient way to go about it. Clearly I could use a detachable shower head too. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - March 18, 2014 - 4:06 PM

    After reading this post, I started to wonder if you had been peeking in our windows. :o) I have used a watering can to bathe my dogs too and had bought this exact same bath faucet for my new home! It really made me laugh out loud and glad to hear it works well as I haven’t tried mine out yet.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM

      Ha, too funny! Great minds.ReplyCancel

  • Monique - March 18, 2014 - 4:37 PM

    Love those pics of your pups. They’re adorable. If you’re not using one, a bath mat helps my pup gain a grip on the tub without scratching the tub.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - March 19, 2014 - 7:33 PM

    My birthday is on Friday and I never win anything! Do you think it could be a sign?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 20, 2014 - 8:12 AM

      Ooh, happy early birthday!ReplyCancel