Tuesday, May 21, 2013

farmhouse sink update

Hey everyone! I've been away from the blogging world for a while...just been so busy enjoying life with my 3 year old son and the newest addition, my baby girl :) ,enjoying the beautiful weather that has been long overdue and been busy working on home projects! I thought for my first post back I would update on my last post which was my 1940's farmhouse sink. I got it for a steal on Craigslist for $50 but it did need a little tlc. My husband and I wet sanded it down and then re-enameled the whole thing. It was a very long process that took a few weeks but it was well worth it in the end. Here is the final product...

It fits perfectly where the old sink was and I used my old faucet which also fit wonderfully. I used to have a double basin and I was worried about going to the single but I love it! I wash the dishes in the sink then I have the 2 drain boards on either side to put the clean dishes for drying. Its super easy to keep clean so not only is it easy on the eyes but it's very functional as well. I have wanted one of these sinks forever so I could not be more happier with the outcome and it gives my kitchen so much added character. It's one of the first things people notice and compliment on...and they can't believe the price when I tell them. When I shop I have to score the bargains because I'm a stay at home mom and on a limited budget. But honestly I think I would bargain hunt even if I didn't have to because it's such an addiction finding something magnificent for so cheap. Does anyone else get that rush?? My husband says half the time I buy things I don't really need but I get them anyway just because I get a good deal on it. haha Somehow I don't think I'm alone in that. Anyway it's good to start to blog again and I hope everyone is doing well..love reading all your blogs on a daily basis and love finding new ones to read!


  1. Happy to be back visit you again and welcome back to you too.
    WOW.... well done result, amazing. love so much so white kitchen.
    have a great busy week.

  2. Totally worth the elbow grease on this one. That sink is gorgeous. Great job.

  3. Love your home! Always love finding new inspiration for my own!

  4. Love the sink! I also have a sink like this and we are planning a total kitchen renovation. I was wondering what kind of counter top you have your sink in? That's the question my husband and I are having when it comes to putting the sink in--how? Any advice you have would be appreciated :-) Thanks!

    1. Hi Danielle! We actually just have laminate countertops so it was fairly easy to work with and cut since it's made of wood. We measured the inside of the sink and then traced it out on the countertop and cut with a saw. The good thing about these sink that sit on top of the counter instead of an undermount is it covers up any imperfections in the cut. I love this sink so much and sometime in the near future we are changing our countertops to butcher block and I'll post a more detailed post of how to install the sink. That's so exciting you are doing a kitchen redo...would love to see some pics when your done!:) thanks for stopping by my blog!