It’s been a while since I’ve shared a room updates on here with you all. Spaces are always changing, a little bit every day around here. I guess that’s just the reality of living in a fixer upper. Can you believe that 12 months ago our kitchen looked like THIS?!
Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored partnership with Kingston Brass. I received products for this project. All opinions are my own, and I only share things I love & think you will too.
I can’t wait to show you the changes that have happened recently… just wait for it….
Ta-da! Here is the big change that I’ve been hinting at. We have a new faucet from Kingston Brass.
I am in love with how this faucet that fits the history & authentic style of our vintage sink. Oh my goodness- look at those curves. Ahhhh!
If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen my stories about how I found this vintage beauty of a sink. You can see them HERE if you haven’t watched them yet.
The 1940’s house we were originally going to buy (before this house) had an amazing original drainboard sink. I thought it was a sign that we were meant to have that house. So I was devastated when the purchase of “the house with the sink of my dreams” fell though.
When we moved into our current home, I asked my husband if I could look for an antique sink.
I was honestly kinda shocked that he was open to an antique sink. But I wasn’t going to ask twice. Haha! So I hunted for the sink of my dreams. Most drainboard cast iron sinks are sadly in rough shape. You are lucky if you find one that is JUST rusty, or JUST chipped. You can rarely find one without those imperfections of time. So when I found a 100 year old sink on sale on craigslist (with barely a scratch to be seen!) I knew I had to act quick.
I reached out to the person selling it, and even though it was priced at a steal, we couldn’t afford it. I asked if he would take a lower price , and he said no. I sent a message back to him, telling him thank you, and that it was my dream sink, and I hoped it would go to a good family. I really didn’t expect to hear back from him.
Imagine my delight when he sent me a message back saying, “Well gosh darn it, Hannah. If it’s your dream sink then you can have it for that much!”
We drove an hour and a half away to pick it up, and I was over the moon when I saw that the original finish was in perfect condition (other than one tiny chip that could only be seen from the back)
Whoever owned it originally took pristine care of it.
I am so thankful to have this beauty of a sink. Never in my wildest of dreams did I expect to have something so lovely in my house. I told Silas this sink is following us if we ever move.
When you are living in a fixer upper, costs ad up quickly. So at first we installed the cheapest faucet we could find. It looked decent when we first installed it, but in just a matter of months, the finish eroded off. I was so disappointed becuase I had always made it a point to wipe down the faucet & keep it clean. And I never used harsh chemicals on it.
I was so disappointed, and I started looking into other options to replace it.
My heart sipped a beat when I was looking though Kingston Brass’s website and I came across THIS one. It was too perfect…
Let me tell you about this beauty of a faucet. All the details are perfect. It looks like it’s always belonged in my kitchen.
The gorgeous bridge, the hot and cold buttons on the handles. And the stunning swoop neck. Now this is a faucet worthy of my antique sink!
This Kingston Brass faucet and my antique cast iron drainboard sink were meant to be. I fell hard for this beauty of a faucet in the oil rubbed bronze finish (it also comes in brushed nickel, chrome & gold!)
This sink & faucet will follow me wherever I live for the rest of my life. Haha!
We also made sure to get a matching cap for the extra hole in the sink- since the bridge portion of the sink replaced the middle portion faucets normally have.
One of the main things I had heard from people who’ve had Kingston Brass faucets, is that you can feel the quality as soon as you lift them out of the box. Oh my goodness you guys! Our first, stand in “cheap” faucet felt like lifting a piece of paper. I remember being shocked by how light it was, especially compared to the old “original to the sink” faucet we were replacing it with.
Flash forward to unboxing this Kingston Brass faucet: I’m pretty sure it weighed 15 pounds. Not even kidding. It was like lifting up a weight.
When my husband finally installed it, it just felt like my kitchen was now complete. This faucet was the missing puzzle piece to my sink. I am so thankful that Kingston Brass wanted to partner up with me and make this dream come true. Seriously guys, I am tearing up.
This “dream house in progress” didn’t happen overnight. Maybe it’s becuase we started off our marriage in a literal wood burning stove cabin… only to then move into furniture-less apartments & ugly base housing while my husband was in the Marines. I feel so thankful that all my farmhouse dreams are coming true with this house. How amazing is my husband to make all this happen?
I warned him that he would never have to do dishes again when this sink got installed. Haha! Keeping this space clean and dish free makes my heart so happy. I used to dread doing dishes. But now that I get to use this sink & faucet, it has quickly become my go to thing I do to relax & unwind every day.
I am so freaking in love with how this space has taken shape. I mean, just look at it.
You can see the faucet and cap we used HERE & HERE on Kingston Brass’s website. Also, make sure to follow them on Instagram for tons of inspiration. I swoon every time I visit their profile.
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I adore your new kitchen! I’m so jealous. Your before picture is kind of similar to my kitchen–so much brown! My husband and I have been talking about white cabinets. I adore white but he’s an artist and likes a bit of color. He thinks we should have glass doors on our cabinets but I’m resisting because We are so Messy.
Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the sink! I love that he messaged you back and sold it to you for your offering price. 🙂
Love your sink! I have one too! What are your counter tops?
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