Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Handy Man, Part Deux

Last Friday, when Craig was off to do another project for me, the plan was to put a drawer in the kids’ bathroom vanity.  Partly to see if we could get any supplies there, and partly just for fun, our first stop was the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Now, I have been there several times and have never found the wonderful and awesome bargains that other bloggers seem to.  But there’s always the possibility, you know?

Drawer supplies were a bust, but I did spy a double cast iron sink in good shape for only $30.  That’s when the plans changed.

This is the sink the house came with:  just your run-of-the-mill cheapo stainless steel.  I always had it in the back of my head that some day when I had an extra $200 or so (ha, ha) I would change it out for cast iron. 

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Here, after a lot more work than Craig realized it would be, is the new sink.  I like it; I think it dresses it up a bit.

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Now whenever I get that $200, I can get a cool new faucet.

28 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Looks great! Maybe you'll score a faucet at the ReStore too.

Charlene said...
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Nancy said...

Very pretty! I think it was a good deal for $30. It's all shiny and new looking!

Nancy

Charlene said...

Very nice job! Definitely a change for the better. Maybe you'll luck out and find a cool faucet at the ReStore too.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Great sink!! I have been wanting to check out the Habitat store too. Who knows what treasures might be found there. Love & blessings from NC!

Melissa said...

It does look great! My hubby replaced our kitchen sink a few years ago, and it also took longer than expected. But the result is worth it. Enjoy your new sink!

Anna said...

love your new sink!

Lucy Marie said...

The new sink definitely spruces it up a bit! And by the way, is that a garbage disposal I see? ha ha ha!

Gina/Rustown Mom said...

Serendipitous! You were wanting it, it appeared! (: What a great deal and what a nice hubby! And it looks so good. Nice post!

Miss Obara said...

Pretty! Nothing beats a new sink....crazy,right?

Melissa said...

Beautiful! We put in a cast iron sink last year and I don't think I would ever put in anything else.

alanna rose said...

Our Re-store opens next weekend - I'm so excited to check out everything! Love your sink, and I'm jealous, I have a very generously sized PLASTIC sink. It's the pits. Maybe I will find a perfect replacement soon!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great find Holly!!

Melissa said...

What a spectacular find!! Yeah for you!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow!!! Score!!! :) What a bargain, and it looks fantastic. :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

OH MY GRACIOUS, GIRL! I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE IT! I am totally jealous, btw. Not only do you have a GORGEOUS new sink, but your Hubby fixes stuff. My water heater is screwed up and I just know Hubby isn't gonna be able to fix it. UGH!

If you find another cast iron sink, send one my way! I really want an apron front one!

April said...

Duuuuude! I hate white sinks. We changed ours out for stainless. LOL! We couldn't keep the white one clean...it got all scratched and then every stain stayed forever. Glad you like yours though! I guess it is just a preference thing.

Marie said...

Hello sweet Holly - I love your new sink! It definitely does make a big difference. And your little vignette above it looks fab!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

maryann said...

Tell Craig that he did a great job, and that it looks fabulous!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Libbyloulou said...

beautiful! It really adds a lovely touch to the kitchen.

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

So pretty! I love black and white together!

Twilight40 said...

Oh, love the cast iron sink! Wow, that's exactly what we want in our kitchen. The little corner is so nice with the windows. Cheery.

Patty said...

Wow your sink area looks so pretty!! It's so bright and cheerful, I love it ;)

Nicole R.J. said...

What a great score! Looks fabulous.

Tiffany said...

LOVE THAT!!

Anonymous said...

Oh~I just read the other comments...I have had cast iron sinks, tubs, etc...I LOVE them...bleach will clean any stain, don't worry. I actually hate stainless~even appliances...I have them now. Anyway,yours looks great now! Enjoy!

Jenn said...

You know you are grown up when a new sink makes you delightfully happy! ;) I never find treasures that wonderful in our HFH stores! or Good will for that matter! fun fun! well done Craig!

Sunshine and Shadows said...

This turned out beautifully.