An ‘Old’ Toilet Made New Again

I don’t know about you but I despise low flow toilets. They never flush completely. It always takes several flushes when one should do. I understand and honor the need to save water but the damn thing has to work after all.

Around here, you can’t buy a regular flow toilet. I threatened to drive to another state to buy one and bring it back, but we decided instead to take a whack at refinishing it. Luckily, my mom had some useful advice. I bought these scouring sticks online.

Pumie Scouring Stick

The darned thing worked like a dream!

Sometimes, as they say, the old ways are the best ways. Good old-fashioned elbow grease and a pumice stick has this toilet looking brand new again.

old toilet made new

See? I care about saving water. I saved all the water from the scrubbing and used it on my bushes.

This coming weekend is a long holiday weekend so we’ll be putting this back yard to a new messy test as we tile the bathroom.

backyard mess

Wish us luck!


fourteenergirl Written by:

A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

One Comment

  1. ellen lukasik
    August 30, 2014

    Good luck!

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