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Obsession and the Sink

By on Feb 12, 2014 in First Floor, Powder Room, Renovation | 0 comments

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I try and take the approach of learning as I go.  As a matter of fact, I really have grown to love to learn.  So, there’s no time like the present to take this opportunity and see what lessons this renovation can teach me. I’ve learned that I may be a little OCD.  I am kind of joking, but also kind of serious. I literally spent hours and hours over a 3-day period obsessing about the powder room sink.  I just couldn’t get it out of my head.

 not this powder room sink

See, one thing that both Jonathan and I are hypersensitive about it making sure the addition doesn’t scream new.  We are going to source out reclaimed flooring and we plan on reusing as much as we can of the materials that will be removed during our renovation. So a blah powder room is simply out of the question.

Old Sink

My search started on Houzz (of course!) then moved on to craigslist thanks to some friends’ thoughts from a Facebook post. First I found this.  We were ready to go and then another friend suggested I connect with Kara, who has an Architectural Salvage passion.

Kara's Chickens

Meeting Kara was great.  And – Addison enjoyed it as she also has chickens. Kara had this great 30” American Standard sink from the 1920s that came from a Kirkwood home.  We were able to swap out some of our architectural pieces and know that they are going to be in great hands with her.  It will be fun to see how they are reused.

current condition

So it’s off the restorer with this sink.  Now I can rest my brain – the powder room has been decided upon.  Well, at least the sink piece!

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