I am a sucker for a big, beautiful, single-basin, farmhouse sink. However, due to budget constraints, I knew that type of sink was not going to be an option for the Myrtle House. So I started looking at other sinks in our lower price range and was disappointed with the style and quality we could get.
One early morning, I was cruising Craigslist and found a posting for a free kitchen sink. If you have any experience with Craigslist, you know that a "free" posting is basically the start of a race to see who can get there first. I showed Brian, told him it was probably already gone (the pickup location was about 40 minutes from us), and then started to take Lola for a walk. Five minutes into the walk, I couldn't get the darned thing out of my head, so we ran back (literally) to the house, jumped in the car, and headed downtown to see if it was still there. Miraculously, no one had picked it up yet, so we hauled our VERY heavy new sink back home.
I LOVE this sink. It has little dings and marks on the porcelain, but it adds just that extra bit of character that makes it fit into the Myrtle House even more. It is huge (31" or so wide) and I can even fit Lola in it for a bath. :) It is an American Standard sink and made of cast iron, so super heavy-duty. We paired it with this lovely chrome faucet from Home Depot (under $100 on sale now!) and a new metal ring.
I spruced up our freebie sink with this oil can inspired soap pump (on sale now!) and a sweet little dish towel from the Dollar Tree of all places. You guys, I know I sound like a broken record, but our kitchen is ALLLMOOOSSSTTT 100% done, and I can't wait to share it with you.