Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vintage sink is in the house!

 Bright and early this morning, Mr. Maison Decor and I traveled to the town next doors and found the location of where this fabulous '40s era sink was stashed.  It was in a cellar of an old duplex.  Joe, the seller told us to wait around back by the bulkhead door and he would go inside and unlock the basement door.
 This was the bulkhead door.  Yes, it really is a "door".  Anyway, I had to snap a quick pic when Joe ran inside to open the doors...it was all too funny and weird.  If you are buying things off of Craiglist, I would only recommend you go to the pickup with someone, and when we stood in front of the creepy door, I was so glad I had Mr. MD with me!
 Joe mentioned that this sink came out of this house that was built in the '40s. Since it was a duplex, there were two, and one he had just put in front along the curb and it was snapped up quickly.  I was glad I was standing in front of the creepy cellar bulkhead, waiting to get my prized sink. I didn't take any pics inside the cellar, because I thought Joe would think I was weird.  The sink had two marks and I was disappointed to see them, but he told me the price was negotiable, so we settled on $75.  We quickly carried the sink out to the car and loaded it up.
 The stuff around the holes is old putty. The two marks are near the inner front edge of the sink.  Mr. MD said we could have it resurfaced if I wanted....I am not that much of a perfectionist.  To my way of thinking, I don't have to worry about making the first chip anymore.
 So here it is, up on my sideporch, so the junk man doesn't come along and steal this, like they did my bike.

This is the faucet I ordered online for the sink. My hearts desire is the bridge style faucet.  That is what I will have when I finally have my forever home with my forever real marble counters, and my Shaws farmer sink.  Since, I wanted a vintage feel, but I also wanted a pull down sprayer and a one lever control I picked out this faucet style. Its kind of chunky and has that goose neck shape I associate with vintage styling.  I will be using an escutcheon plate to cover the 3 holes as we will use only one.
Me, sisters Ellen and Susan, cousin Christine
Now we will be getting to the rest of the countertop installation and then the sink will go in, and after that, the faucet.  I'll keep you updated, you can count on that! In the meantime, I was able to enjoy a visit from my sister Susan and her twin daughters, from Kansas City, and one of my favorite cousins who came out to join us for the day.

24 comments:

  1. Oh Amy it is so cool. I can't wait to see the finished product all put together. You are quite the visionary.

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  2. It is going to look great!~Hugs, Patti

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  3. What an awesome sink, and I love the faucet you've chosen. It's funny... my "future" kitchen also includes a farmhouse sink, bridge faucet and marble countertops. But, for now we're just working with what we've got :) Can't wait to see how everything turns out. I'm sure it will be fabulous!

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  4. I think the chips just add to the appeal. Look forward to seeing it in place.

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  5. What a great sink Amy! Growing up I had a sink just like that in my parents kitchen only it was a double. We also had real brick behind the stove. Oh how I wish I had that now! Can't wait to see it in! Martina

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  6. You were brave to go into that creepy basement, without a police escort.
    LOVE your find. Will be watching for the installation!!

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  7. I love your sink! I had one just like it in one of my previous homes! It is a great find! I just love it and can't wait to see it in place!

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  8. Oh, Sweet Tea, husband is a policeman, so I had my escort!!

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  9. So happy the sink was in good shape and that's a great price. You are right - fine that it has a couple of small chips. Adds to the character. Love the new faucet. I've been wanting a new one myself. My cousin got one of those big industrial ones a couple of years ago and I love using it when at her house. It has the pull down sprayer. So cool to see you with your sisters and cousin. My cousin is doing better by the way. I saw her all day and night on Tuesday and she is breathing much better and lungs are healing. This is very very good. I didn't think she was going to live another month last month. Now we have hope she will be here awhile yet.

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  10. I'm so glad that your sink worked out! Even better that you got it for less money than you intended. It think it's wonderful to use something old like that in your kitchen. It will really add to that vintage charm you're going for. I can't wait to see everything all set up.

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  11. Love your sink! My aunt had one like this and promised when she re did her kitchen she would save it for me...she forgot! Her contractor hauled it off to the dump...I was soooo sad. :(

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  12. So glad you were able to get it, and I will be anxious to see it in your kitchen!

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  13. I think you got your sink at a very good price. It brings back memories of my Grandmother's kitchen. She had a sink like that one and she really liked it. I think your kitchen is looking great and am looking forward to the completed project. (Bet you are, too)-----------Shannon

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  14. And to think I grew up with a sink just like that! Wow! :) I can't wait to see the pics of it all finished and in your kitchen!

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  15. Oh those 2 chips are easy to fix with the epoxy type paint for resurfacing. Can get that anywhere and just put a dab on to make them white and protect. Cool!

    I miss my sink. It was nearly identical to that.

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  16. Great find on the sink! I was eyeballing some like that at a great place up in Maine this summer... alas the spacing in my kitchen will not accommodate a beauty such as this! Can't wait to see the result!
    : ) Meg

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  17. Hooray! So glad you were able to buy it. Very nice piece.

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  18. ooooo you are such a tease! I cannot wait to see it installed!!! I love it, by the way. I also love your home! Your forever house will seriously be something else....do y'all have plans to build anytime soon?

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  19. Love it. And I actually like the chips. It makes it look more authentic. Your account of going to the creepy house had me smiling. Glad you had your Mr with you. Craigslist can be an adventure no doubt.

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  20. Your view on the chip is the same I had when I bought my car. The right side has a dent/scratch but nothing major. They would have fixed it for $400 but I said leave it cause I'm sure there will be more. My curb, near my front tree, is crooked and I can never park there correctly, plus trash cans jump out at me. lol

    Your vintage sink is going to look great with your counters.

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  21. What a great sink... can't wait to see it installed in your kitchen! Glad Mr. MD went with you to get it, too... that cellar was creepy, for sure.

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  22. I am so happy for you that you have that wonderful sink!! I love it, and I know from what you have said that you will love it too.
    Cindy

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  23. This is going to be so cute installed! Can't wait to see it with you countertops and the faucet installed.

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