504 Main by Holly Lefevre: GIVEAWAY! Moen Faucet...So Fabulous, I Even Installed One Myself! *****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

11.16.2010

GIVEAWAY! Moen Faucet...So Fabulous, I Even Installed One Myself! *****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
OK, I am crafty and I am handy, but I am also a chicken. I tend to not ever take on projects without a back up - Dad around or Hubby home or a phone number of a good handy man - BUT things are a changin'.

Moen sent me a faucet to review and install myself. AND...I DID IT! I even did it without back up...hubby was at work and Rook No. 17 took my kids (although the little one wanted to help)!
I will tell you, I was nervous, I remember listening to the handyman who installed the other faucet complain when he put it in....but installing the Moen faucet was so easy! And I have NEVER, EVER tried this before.
I will tell you, the hardest part of the job was that I had to remove the old faucet...that took awhile...I seriously was clueless ZERO idea how to get it off (I dinged my wall too...oh well!).

Bye-Bye OLD faucet! Here's what I did:
  1. Turned off the water supply and ran the water out of the faucet! I figured that out on my own.
  2. Removed the old faucet - I did have to look up a few things on the Internet to see how to remove a faucet...up until this point, I knew there were a lot of parts, but was really only concerned about the spout and the handles. I also have a pedestal sink, so it is close quarters tightening up things. That made this first foray into faucet removal and installation a little more challenging but I conquered it.
  3. I followed the directions in the Moen box. I had the widespread Vestige Faucet and the 9000 M-PACT Rough-In Valve. Because I did not have a Moen faucet already in the bathroom, I need the valves...which meant I was also connecting water hoses and such. It was not hard! I was so excited that I could do this!
  4. Moen has these awesome clips on their water hoses - a snap to install! A life saver...so easy and efficient.
  5. Installing the parts to the faucet and then the actual handles and spout were easy - OK, I had a little trouble with the spout because I did the "man thing" and DID NOT pay attention to the fact that there was a piece still in the box - an allen wrench...once I did, it was on is a FLASH!! 
  6. I finished up and awaited the moment of truth...turning the water back on and then trying out the faucet.
  7. I held my breath and did it...the faucet worked! SUCCESS! A Happy Dance!
  8. It took me about 3 hours to do this...BUT I spent about 1 hour figuring out how to remove the old faucet {I was also a little nervous}, and then there was 45 minutes of sheer stupidity. I figure not bad for a first timer...and I am so proud that I did it all without hubby or my Dad...or a handyman! 
Step 3 

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SUCCESS!

I feel so confident...I was able to easily follow Moen's directions and install this really beautiful faucet which is the beginning of this bathroom's sprucing up...So, 1 bathroom down 2 to go! Now, the real test will be when I try to replace the tub fixtures!

Thanks Moen for helping make my sink more beautiful...
and now they want to help you.
What a perfect way to spruce up the house before the holidays!

THE GIVEAWAY
I am giving away 1 Vestige Faucet in Chrome and 1 MPACT 9000 Rough-In Valve kit (that's a $300.00 faucet people!)

HERE'S HOW TO ENTER
YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT IF IT IS NOT LINKED TO YOUR PROFILE.
LEAVE ONE COMMENT PER ENTRY, PRETTY PLEASE.

1. MANDATORY: Follow 504 Main publicly on GFC.
2. LIKE THE Moen Facebook Page
3. LIKE the 504 Main Facebook Page (I have neglected it)
4. Tweet the giveaway (may be done once daily). Win a Moen Faucet @504Main. http://tiny.cc/zoggr
5. Subscribe {and verify} an email subscription to 504 Main.
6. Go Follow The DIY Club.

Giveaway open until 11/23 at midnight.
Winner will be announced on 11/24 - Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize.
Winner will be selected via a random drawing.
Open to US residents only.
I'll show you the rest of the bathroom when I finish!
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Disclosure: I was supplies with one Vestige Faucet and a Valve kit to install for this review and one set to giveaway. The thoughts and opinion are my own. View my complete disclosure policy HERE
GIVEAWAY CLOSED
COMMENTS CLOSED

115 comments :

  1. I follow! I hope I win! I want to give it to my Mom. She needs a new faucet desperately. What a great present that would be!!

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  2. I like you on Facebook!

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  3. I follow the DIY Club!

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  4. I'm a follower!

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  5. I'm a fan of Moen on Facebook!

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  6. I'm a fan of Moen on Facebook!

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  7. I'm a fan of 504 Main on Facebook!

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  8. I'm a DIY follower!

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  9. I'm a DIY follower!

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  10. Wow, Holly, I am impressed!! I don't know that I could do that. But I'm willing to give it a try!

    I'm a follower via GFC.

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  11. Wow ~ great give away. I am a follower

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  12. follow you

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  13. tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/sahmof5kids/status/4588194804793344

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  14. Like Moen on facebook

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  16. subscriber

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  17. Holly, beautiful faucet and a job well done. I'm glad I got the easy job of watching the kiddos! I can't say I'd have been as skilled with a first foray into plumbing!

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  18. Wow!!!

    I follow you on GFC!

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  19. I liked the Moen FB page (Traci Shannon)

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  20. I liked the 504 Main FB page (Traci Shannon)

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  21. I subscribe via email.

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  22. I subscribe to your lovely emails!

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  23. I follow your lovely blog!

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  24. I am a fan on facebook of 504!

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  25. I like Moen facebook!

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  26. I have a sink and a faucet, but keep putting it off! Mostly because its not as beautiful as that Moen! It looks FABULOUS! Excellent job!

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  27. I am sooooo impressed. I don't know if I would have had the nerve. They must be trying to make their faucets more user friendly and you sure proved that it worked. Congrats and it looks fabulous. Can't wait to see the rest of the transformation.

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  28. I subscribe by email to 504 Main

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  29. I follow and subscribe to the DIY Club

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  30. Gadzooks woman... installing faucets... you are my hero!

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  31. The faucet looks nice. I can't believe you did that on your own. Kudos to you.

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  32. Hi Holly,

    I just wanted to let you know I like your e-zine.
    I especially like the Apple Pie Crisp, Eggnog cookies, and the Bookworm set.

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  33. I follow 504 Main on GFC! I have been wanting to redo our 1/2 bath and this would be a great way to start!!

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  34. I'm a follower! Awesome giveaway!
    {Rebekah}

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  35. I like the Moen FB page!
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  36. I like 504 Main FB page!
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  37. Tweet!
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    {Rebekah}

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  38. I subscribe to emails!
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  39. I follow the DIY Club!
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  40. Gorgeous!! I am a GFC follower! :)

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  41. Yesterday on Tuesday? Whew, was that confusing :) Love those clipboard printouts!!

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  42. Daily Tweet!
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    {Rebekah}

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  43. We are redoing our bathroom. This would so help!

    I follow on GFC -- Jessica N

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  44. I like Moen on Facebook --

    Jessica Nunemaker

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  45. LOVE 504 Main and the fab lady behind the blog! I am a follower :)

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  46. Liked your FB pg!

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  47. Hi Holly. I am so excited to see you're giving away this faucet -- Boy, do I need one. So here we go. I am a follower of you through GFC (first entry).

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  48. I "liked" the Moen facebook page, and guess who I saw over there? It was YOU!!! (second entry)

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  49. I think I was already a "liker" of your facebook page, but I went ahead and double-liked you. (third entry)

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  50. I'm already a follower of the DIY Club (fourth entry)

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  51. OK -- I'm in business now. I've signed up for your email and I've confirmed it (fifth entry). Thanks, Holly!

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  52. follow! I'd love to update a lot of what's in my house from the contractor gold junk that they put in a subdivision house! Slowly but surely. ;)

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  53. I Follow 504 Main !
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  54. I liked Moen on FB!
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  56. Daily Tweet!
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    {Rebekah}

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  57. I follow and I need this soooo bad! My only bathroom has no faucet right now. Yes we have everything else but we got a new vanity and its one of those things we haven't finished. Help!
    jenniferwlsn33@gmail.com

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  62. I follow you on GFC now
    I really would love to win this for my mom!
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  63. THIS is just the site I was looking for! I get a lot of smack for a "GIRL" doing diy projects and get excited about learning new things. My dad taught me to change my oil, I laid my own tile unprompted without help, and put in a garbage disposal myself. Countless other things like running electrical wires, etc. I love crafts and cooking and TRY?ING to change out things in our old house little by little...and our 30 year old faucets need a switchout bad!

    So, OF COURSE i am following you by GF now!

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  64. I DO like Moen on Facebook!

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  65. I LIKE 504 Main on FAcebook!
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  66. I subscribed to your email!


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  67. I did join the DIY club? by subscribing to email, twitter, & although I do not blog myself, I hit the network follow because could not see a GF join area. I gotta' say, I got all gaga over the gorilla glue over there...that stuff is amazing! LOL!

    thanks!


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  68. I like your Facebook page!

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  69. I retweeted about your giveaway just now. I don't actually know how to link to my tweet, but you can find me @MrsJenBardall to see that I did! :-)

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  70. I follow you on GFC.

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  71. I like Moen Facebook Page

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  72. I am your 504 Main Facebook Fan

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  73. I retweeted to win a Moen Faucet

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  74. I subscribed my email to 504 Main

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  76. great faucet looks really good i might even could do this myself too.
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  78. I tweeted "Win a Moen Faucet @504Main. http://tiny.cc/zogg"

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  87. I tweeted about it 11/23 : )
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