The faucet itself was a little trickier. It’s actually a piece of PVC pipe, a sink trap! We actually just caulked the connector piece directly to the tile with a lot of caulk on the inside and thin bead around the outside. Later, when the caulk was completely dry I could just screw the “faucet” part into the fitting.
The faucet handle was also really easy - I drilled a hole in the counter where the missing tile was for the screw and then threaded it threw into the handle piece.
I am really excited about how close we are to the finish line. All that's left are the details - the stove burners, the oven door, the hardware. I'd also like to waterproof the bottom to save the notes. We'll definitely make our birthday deadline!