Everything and a New Kitchen Sink!

  
The last step to the kitchen counter reno was to install the new sink and faucet. Check out the countertop painting process and the beadboard backspash, if you haven’t seen those already. This part of the project really fell on Tony… And during finals week, of all times! While he did remind me several times that he had wanted no part of this project whatsoever, he was a good sport and indulged his very pregnant wife despite his jam-packed schedule. I’d picked out two sinks and two faucets from Lowe’s and The Depot previously. At one point we had a sink in the front hall (the one that went back), a sink in the dining room (the one we kept), and one on the back porch (the one we got rid of)!

Since this fell to Tony, and he doesn’t like to have his picture taken… And there were a couple issues that made it harder for him… I mostly just have before and after shots. Here’s the old sink:

  

It was just your standard stainless steel sink – not much to it. It was fine. 

  
But since we were taking it out anyway to redo the countertop, it just made sense to put in a nice new one! I’d had my eye on a sink with one gigantic bowl. It always drove me nuts to try and clean baking sheets and large pans that didn’t fit in a standard sink, but Mom convinced me that it’s nice to have two bowls for those times when you just want to use a little water, so I picked a sink with one really big bowl and one small one, like a 75/25 split. 

  

It’s fantastic! I can fit an entire cookie sheet, or in this case my oversized cutting board, in the larger side. The right side has been a fantastic place to thaw meat or put pots that are drying without having to leave them on the counter. Even Tony commented that the sink was pretty sweet – high praise from him! 

Our one stipulation with the faucet was that it needed to have a pull out sprayer, and I loved the old fashioned shape of this one. 

  

Once everything was installed I used wood glue and a few nails to install the final piece of trim, and this project was a wrap! 

  
Here’s the same view just 2 1/2 years ago:

  
Cabinets, walls, trim, and countertops painted, new backsplash, new sink and faucet. Yay!

  

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3 Responses to Everything and a New Kitchen Sink!

  1. Nancy Clewell says:

    WOW — just….WOW!!!

  2. Pam McNicoll says:

    Unbelievable that it is all the same place!! I have seen it at each step along the way and marvel at your and Tony’s talent!! Looks fantastic!! Good grief – remember those cabinet and wall colors!
    Love, Mom

  3. Beth says:

    Unbelievable! Gorgeous! and 8 months pregnant. You are SOOOO amazing. I can’t wait to see it in June, along with you, Tony and beautiful bundle!! Love you!

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