There’s one thing I would love to share with you all if you haven’t figured it out already, and that is when I put my mind to something, I’m going to make sure it happens even if it takes me a year and a half to get the project completed. I’m pretty much a broken record when I talk about how long it takes to get projects done around here at Farmhouse 1820, and this project is certainly no different.
Waaaaaaaaayyyy back in February 2016, Helloooooo Lover was written. Clearly, sequels take a long time around here. I found the sink of my dreams on Craigslist and I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the restoration of my dream sink. But, like many projects, this one got pushed aside too because of unexpected whatevers.
Fast forward to modern times (like, two weeks ago) and the sink has finally been installed.
It wasn’t easy, let me tell you. Because it sat for over a year, I had to go back and put in a lot more elbow grease. Dirt, grim and some rust had set in. Barkeepers Friend turned in to my best friend. And the sink’s. Second, the sink weighs around 125 pounds, so careful moving and a couple strong peeps were needed. Every move was well thought out. Braces to hold the sink’s weight were installed as well. And then came the measuring; with the countertops and the bottom of the windowsill, we didn’t have even an 1/8 of an inch of room to play with. Everything with this installation had to go according to plan.
When we completed building the forms for the concrete countertops, we dry fitted the sink to make sure it fit and all systems were a go. Once the countertops were dry and set up, the time finally came.
After looking at a bastion of bridge faucet choices, I chose this one and it’s perfect. The sink is totally robbing the cradle with the faucet – the sink is stamped 1940 and the faucet is new. It did take the plumber some finagling to get it to fit, but in the end it works like a charm.
Obviously, I love the sink because it’s old, but what I also love about this old farmhouse sink is that it has two basins, the right side being a deeper basin. And true to form, I love the overall design of the sink. It fits right in, in the kitchen of Farmhouse 1820. Now, just maybe, I’ll enjoy doing dishes.
There’s still some work to be completed around the sink, and all of that will get done within the next couple days. Still, I’m overjoyed that this project is finally completed and I can check it off the list. Even better the sink of my dreams makes our farmhouse kitchen sing.