Vintage Sink In Our New Kitchen

As mentioned previously, I am designing our new kitchen myself.

Yikes.

My goal is to make it look as vintage + charming as all get-out.

G.O.’s goals are more storage + maximize the counter space!

Oh, dear.  Another conflict of interests seems to have arisen.

cat fight

Like I didn’t see this coming.

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But enough about that, for now.

Let’s view what I like, shall we?

I spied this on Facebook just the other day,

so I’m now kind of obsessing!

sink -- country living

Country Living magazine

I mean, COME ON!!

That sink is some serious fabulousness, isn’t it?

Stay tuned — I’ll discuss further, in just a moment.

But first:

Let’s have a look-see at my tentative kitchen sketch:

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I desire a farmhouse sink.

G.O. might be on board with this.

In fact, we have IKEA’s Domsjo sink in our current kitchen:

sink -- ikea farmhouse

A mere $312.98

Here ’tis, in our current kitchen:

IKEA's farmhouse sink is affordable but has chipping issues.

There’s too much clutter!
Note to self: EDIT!

That sink looks good, doesn’t it?

Does it look even bettah, now that I’ve shared that it costs a mere $312.98?

I thought so.

I’m sure G.O. thought so, when he saw the price tag!

sink -- ikea farmhouse

One might think we’d spring for this again, but sadly, we won’t.

Here’s why:

Those grooves on the back are kind of impossible to clean,

+ we’ve had some chipping issues, too.

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So, as is true of most everything, it’s time for a plan B.

This stainless farm sink might be plan B . . .

sink -- stainless farmhouse

$399
amazon.com

. . . but it doesn’t really make me as happy as it should.

This does, though:

sink -- country living

Yes, we’re back to that pale blue awesomeness.

Check out this Plan B contender:

We already have our very own vintage sink (FREE!)

It’s currently languishing downstairs in our cellar hide-a-way:

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I KNOW!!  It’s kind of scary, isn’t it?

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But, if you can get past the squalor,

it’s really a cool sink, + it’s in good shape, too!

I think there’s a problem with its size, though.

Buzz kill!

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The sink comes in at a whopping 66″ long.

Since we’ll have a mere 96″ of counter space for it,

you do the math (I used a calculator!)

There just won’t be a lot of counter space leftover.

G.O. will not be pleased.

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But please.

Let’s not discount the fact that it would make me deliriously happy!

Should I go for it?

Stay tuned!

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2 responses to “Vintage Sink In Our New Kitchen

  • nancy

    Well, if you use the awesome sink from your basement, wouldn’t a cool vintage-ey island give more “counter space”?

    • Kay Koonce Holsted

      Nancy, your idea is awesome . . . + I would love a vintage-ey island! I had the coolest red one at my apartment-above-the-store, years ago. We are getting an island, but it’s going to be real cabinets with the cool deep drawers for storage, storage, storage! We’ve got to put all our stuff somewhere if we have only a few uppers! Also, that’s where the microwave goes, underneath the counter. 🙂 🙂

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