Friday, July 12, 2013

Sinks From Amazon

Don't you just love Amazon?  No matter what you need, you can probably find it on  I was searching a lot of sites to find the perfect vessel sink to go on the antique sideboard we bought for the vanity.  I even checked Etsy as I heard from another blogger that it was a good site to try.  They had some great sinks, but not what I was looking for.  The problem was that I didn't know what I was looking for.  I wanted to see it and then know.

I found some great brilliant blue sinks.  Two things bothered me about them.  They looked black from the side, you could only see the blue when looking down into the bowl.  They looked very modern.  I wasn't sure I like the juxtaposition of modern sink in an antique cabinet.  Tara and I found a vessel sink that had copper foil and it really looked like it was going to go with the antique look I wanted while being modern and kind of cool.  Unless it isn't cool for old people to use the word cool.  Didn't Maynard G Krebs invent that word??  He would be old today if he hadn't turned into Gilligan and then passed away.


So the sink came in the happy box with a  smile from  The faucet came from someone else through the Amazon web site and came even faster.


Cats love to help with the boxes.  What will they do when we get no more deliveries?

Then we had to decide where to cut the holes.   I looked for two months for the sideboard.  I have put two sanding sealer coats and two coats of a satin polyurethane on the top to protect it from moisture. I had to sand and use steel wool between each coat.  It took more than four days as the humidity was so high that the polyurethane didn't always dry overnight.   Now we are cutting holes in it.  I moved the bowl and the faucet around, marked the spots and then couldn't look. Good thing Lee is braver than I.


This sink will be one of the first things you see as you walk in the door.  I really like it and Lee did a great job of hooking up the plumbing and fastening it to the wall. 


Now I just need to put a bead of caulk all around the top edge and line the shelves.  And done.


Doesn't it look great?  Lee said it was too bad we were getting out the remodeling business just when we started to know what we are doing!


A bit more touch up paint and we are ready for carpet.  And for the county to sign off on the permit.  Can't wait.


  1. We agree on Amazon being a favorite as the closest we are to large shopping areas are 90 minutes each way. We also like Ikea. The sideboard and sink look great. and it is amazing how much you learn about remodeling once the work is nearly done. We may do some small projects here in the fall, since there are no prospective buyers yet we need another project.