It is in his garden bed along with strawberries that he picked out.
You can find old faucet handles at flea markets, junk piles, or metal scrap yards. Just give them a good scrub with a wire brush.
First thing I did was get all my pieces spray painted. The dowel I painted oil rubbed bronze, because that’s what I had on hand. Then I spray painted the faucet handles various colors. After everything dried, I cut the dowel into five 4 inch pieces.
I used a piece of reclaimed walnut for the back. After sanding and sealing, I drilled 5 holes all the way through it, also with a 5/8 inch drill bit.
Next, I hammered the cut pieces of dowel rod into each hole, all the way through until flush with the back.
These are what the faucet handles will attach to. Next, pre-drill a hold for your screw.
Then take your black rubber gasket and slide it over the dowel until it is securely at the base of the dowel. These are purely for decorative purposes.
What do you think? I love the little bit of cheerful color it adds to the side porch. I attached it to the house with a couple of large screws. I hope my instructions aren’t confusing. As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me!
Stay tuned for the rest of the porch update for Spring/Summer!