Good interior design and renovation need not be expensive
If I tell you I bought this vintage looking oil-rubbed bronze bathroom faucet for US$40 (SGD50) including shipment, you’ll probably not believe me.
The hardware shops in Balestier and Geylang don’t even carry anything as nice, and SGD50 will only buy you this in Singapore:
Now, that’s exciting…
If I tell you I bought this vintage looking oil-rubbed bronze kitchen faucet for USD60 (SGD75) including shipment, you better be asking me for the contacts now. I ran the whole island’s retail and wholesale hardware shops at Balestier, Geylang, Changi, MacPherson, Paya Lebar and Ubi, and found only one, ONE MISERABLE SHOP, in Ubi that sells this. Guess the price they quoted me: SGD321!!! Compared to the SGD75 I spent buying this online, I think it’s a steal!
Oh, did I mention I didn’t have to pay GST?
My fascination with oil rubbed bronze faucets started when I spotted them in one of those fancy ID magazines showing off award-winning interior designer apartments. Fell in love with them, but not with the price tag. So I turned to Ali Express (where else can I possibly go….), and found quite a few factories selling them. Wasn’t quite sure which one to buy (too many choices!), and I was hesitant with buying/shipping from China. All the talk about quality, safety, paying import fees, or goods getting lost, not getting refunded if it doesn’t turn out the way it is supposed to….
Finally picked up the courage to place my faucet orders two days ago. My package arrived today. Am so glad I did.
Each faucet comes wrapped in a thick, white, polyester cloth, as additional protection against scratches.
Look at this beauty…
A close up…
Looking at it up close, you can clearly see it’s a bronzy brown, rather than acrylic black, which makes me feel a lot more comfortable that it is the real thing.
And it comes with an installation manual as well.
Who would have thought washing dishes in the kitchen could be that much more aesthetically pleasing! #droolsomemore