Monday, November 18, 2013

This blog is going to the toilet

No, really, we are going to discuss toilets today.  Really scraping the bottom of the barrel here, right?  

A few weeks ago I noticed that the lid to my toilet/potty/whatever was loose, then became looser, and eventually broke completely.  I lived with it for a long while and finally decided to fix it.  And what a great time to upgrade, right?  I’ve always loved the look of black seats, so that is what I went with.   

The whole point of this is to tell you that it is EASY PEASY to change out a toilet seat, so there is no reason to wait for a husband/significant other/dad to do it for you.  Because, let's be honest, they never get it.  If you want something new, Get it, Girl!  Unless it is the acrylic toilet seat I saw at Lowe’s that had money embedded in it.  WTF, why???

Begin by removing the existing seat.  Wait, back up.  Begin by cleaning the heck out of the toilet.  Then move on to removing the seat. 

Lift up the back caps that attach the seat to the bowl.  When you open them you will see there is a plastic bolt.  Reach under the bowl where the screw is and you will feel a nut.  Hold the nut and unscrew the bolt.  Do this on the other side and remove the seat.  Now you’ll want to clean all the stuff you missed.  #gross


Open your new seat and hardware that is included with it.  You will have two rubber flat pieces, two bolts and two nuts. 


The rubber flat pieces go on the bottom of the piece that attaches to the bowl.  This keeps it from moving around.  Put them in each side with the flat side facing out. 


Lift the top of the tabs at the back of the seat. 
Remove the nut from the plastic bolt. 

Make sure that the holes in the tab and the holes in the bowl line up.  Also, make sure that the front of the seat is flush with the front of the bowl.

Place the bolt through the hole on each side.  Check alignment again.

Reach to the underside and attach the nut.  Hand tighten until it will no longer turn and then use a screwdriver to finish. 


Close the tabs, sit back and enjoy. 


Now, I just need to find an awesome brass flusher handle (technical term).

xoxo k


  1. That looks great! It's nice to know it's so easy to change out the lid. :)

  2. It might be hard to believe but I did my own plumbing for years. That is the easiest but its up there with the grossest.

  3. I love it. I have been looking for a black toilet seat forever, but apparently my toilet is a weird size (who knew?) and I can't find one. I'm jealous of yours! I also cannot stop staring at the translucent money toilet seat. It's like I'm hypnotized. :)

  4. Look at the throne now! This proves that black and white look great everywhere.

  5. Love this little "water closet" and all shiny with it's new top!! xo

  6. Cool title. It really got my attention since I'm a blogger myself. That is one nice design for a toilet seat. Never saw something like it before. So unique. :)

  7. Get it girl is right! I love that you did that and love that your chose black.