05 September 2010

The Great Sink Debate.

Sometimes things don't go as you plan.

For instance, I knew I wanted a great looking apron front sink or vintage-look farm sink for our kitchen-to-be.

After about 30 minutes of on-line scouring, I came to the realization that they are both VERY pricey.  Even salvaged ones.  Particulary in white, which is what I wanted over stainless.  I would've done a stainless one, but white had my heart.

I decided to look on Craigslist, only to be terribly disappointed that the first couple were between $400-$700.


I scrolled down to an entry that was added at the beginning of August.  It was a whopper.  One I never thought would be financially feasible, but much to my emmense happiness, it was half the price of every other salvage one I found.

I was very excited, but there were measurements to get and faucets to find.  It may need to be reglazed, blah, blah, blah.

Once we realized all of the measurements would mesh with the existing kitchen footprint and our biggest pots, we decided to throw the guy an offer.  He accepted.

We drove the 45 minutes out to Park Hills, MO and it was ours.  He had the faucet, as well {which we weren't even aware of}, but it's a bit rough.  Luckily, I found two new ones I really like, with one being $67 and the other $150.

So far, it's cleaned up pretty good, but if it needs to be reglazed, you can buy DIY kits for $47.50 online or have it done for about $80.

Long story short...Jake and I couldn't be happier.

My mom, well....that's another story.  She hates it!  Hates that we bought it, hates that it's old, hates that she'll have to look at it every time she comes over.  HATES.  IT.

Even at the ripe old age of 32, I feel as though her approval is needed.  But, in this particular case, I'm going to have to live with her being angry.  I feel strongly about the sink, and it was a waaaaaaay cheaper alternative  to my other options.  Even a conventional undermount sink.

The good news for all parties involved is this: if I end up hating it, we will take it out and drop in another sink.  My husband assures me it will be that easy.  Oh, and add some more $.23 subway tiles to the newly exposed backsplash.  Bonus: based on what I've seen, we can always sell it for twice or more what we payed.

So, I am sure the debate will continue between my mum and me.  To farm sink or not.  Tomato, tomahto.
There will never be a winner.

I guess I will learn all too soon that it is hard to let go.  Even when my littles are 32 or 52.  We're still somebody's children at any age.  

I suppose I needed to buy a sink to learn that.


  1. love it :) just wait til it's in... you will convert your mom ;)

  2. LOVE LOVE the sink!!!! elma


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