Asked on Jan 17, 2018

Repurposing a pitcher into a faucet

by Christine
I've melted my brain trying to figure out the best way to do this. Have seen some ideas but they don't give good instructions on HOW they did it. I already know how to plumb the bowl/sink, it's the pitcher/faucet I can't figure out. I'm using vintage dressers for vanities and want to somehow use a pitcher for the faucet (where the water will flow from).
What I need to know is
A. best way to mount the pitcher
B. how it's plumbed
If any of ya'll have any bright ideas please share...I really have no brain left to think with!
Thanks so much!!
q repurposing a pitcher into a faucet
my half baked idea
I would hide the plumbing by making a box from tin tiles possibly
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dresser that's going to become a vanity with green bowl/sink on the white marble side
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bowl sink
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love how this pitcher sits, looks like it is held up by the metal arm thing underneath it but not sure how it's plumbed
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an idea I saw but I don't want the wooden block
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another idea but not sure how it was done and the shelf won't work for mine
  8 answers
  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jan 18, 2018
    Love your idea! Google ideas for bathroom sinks or making antique sinks from bowls, etc. there are videos out there.

    • Christine Christine on Jan 18, 2018
      Thanks for responding. Oh I've googled my brains out! It's not the sink part I'm struggling's the pitcher part.

  • Lindy Lindy on Jan 18, 2018
    What a fabulous idea. The only helpful thing I have at the moment is to make sure the pitcher tips a bit downward in order for it to drain if any water begins to pool inside. The Tuscan looking pottery fountain pitche hook reminds me of a contraption used for hanging banannas--I just Googled "curved pipe for plumbing" and got some amazing and helpful links--check it out!

    • Christine Christine on Jan 18, 2018
      Thanks for the curved pipe suggestion! I'll add it to my thought process.

  • Coolfurniturelady Coolfurniturelady on Jan 18, 2018
    I also love this idea! If the curved pipe is threaded on the end (like an off-set shower arm), you should be ale to find a nut to secure it on the inside. Coat the nut and threads with silicone caulk, paint-able FlexSeal, or two part epoxy, to prevent leaks. Remember to drill the hole in the pitcher carefully with a ceramic bit and oil.

    • Christine Christine on Jan 19, 2018
      Thanks! Now that gives me something to ponder. I like the shower arm idea.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jan 19, 2018
    you would need to tip the pitcher so no water gets stuck in it. But I️ think the pipe you use for the water is strong enough To hold the pitcher. Carefully drill a hole in the bottom of the pitcher remember to tip the pitcher put an elbow in your pipe and put a piece of straight pipe through the hole putting washers on both sides to make it water proof the pipe inside the pitcher needs to be almost to the opening of the pitcher I️ think if its put together in pieces you can rig it to tighten at the bottom of the pitcher it will kind of look like its floating. Don’t know if it will work but it looks good in my head

    • Christine Christine on Jan 19, 2018
      Thanks! These ideas are starting to get my brain back on track!! I really want to make this work!

  • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Jan 19, 2018
    Please let us know your finished project.. Great idea.. What you've shown it's gonna look awesome!!

    • Christine Christine on Jan 21, 2018
      Oh I will! We are having a custom home built so will be a few months til all is done. I have a lot of cool ideas just getting them to fruition is a challenge!!

  • Angel Ashmore Angel Ashmore on Jan 21, 2018
    I have wondered how to mount my picther as well with no luck. The problem I find is that the picther cracks when you try to drill. I’ve used Everything I know to get one finished with no luck. I’m going to try to follow this post in case there’s any solution. Thank you for posting!!

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    • Christine Christine on Jan 21, 2018
      Haven't even tried the pitcher yet. Still trying to figure out how I want it to sit. I'll probably have the lady who's making one of my sinks make the pitcher with a hole already in it.
      Thanks for your reply!

  • Sheryl Sumpter Sheryl Sumpter on Jan 21, 2018
    contact your local granite/marble countertop dealer - they may be able to drill it for you or tell you how and what to use

    • Christine Christine on Jan 21, 2018
      We are having a house custom built so will have the plumber etc do the drilling. Just trying to figure out the best way to mount the pitcher.

  • Lin Collins Lin Collins on Jan 21, 2018
    Instead of ceramic pitchers you could use metal ones painted to look like ceramic. Then you could easily drill and the pipe itself could be what holds the pitcher making it apear to hover in the air. Have you tried the clear "invisible" pipe used in those fountains using a hose spigot with water coming out of it but it looks like there is nothing holding it up in the air?

    • Christine Christine on Jan 21, 2018
      Hmmmm...great idea about the clear pipe. I'll ponder that one! Thanks!