When Mike put in a new sink for one of his clients awhile back, they told him to just get rid of their old sink. So he brought it home thinking we could use it at the farm one day. This "old" sink looks brand new, came with some gorgeous fixtures and is deeper than the sink in our cabin, so he installed it last week. And made a few improvements along the way.
Here's the sink sitting on the floor along with some of Mike's tools, waiting to be installed...
And Mike after he removed the old sink... (He is wearing a hand-made felted ball cap - backwards - in this picture. It's kind of goofy looking, but is very warm. I think he put it on his head to keep Zena from dragging it around the cabin like dead prey.)
Here is the empty space being checked out by Sophie. Check out the crazy cabinet to the right and how it looks as though it was made by a drunken sailor! The drawer above it is way wider than the cabinet and it's not even centered.The whole kitchen is cockeyed like that. (When we add on, these cabinets will be removed to make way for our bathroom in this same space. But that will be later on down the road. In the meantime, we need a relatively comfortable place to work from. We've got lots to do outside too.)
Mike putting the new sink in...
Adding the fixtures...
A thumbs up on all the guts working properly. What you see under the sink, in addition to the regular plumbing parts, are a reverse osmosis filter and disposal. Mike had a heck-of-a-time getting all of it to fit in the limited space.
And here is the finished sink after lots of work from Mike! Check out all the "controls"... I call this my "Cadillac sink". I've never seen a sink with so many knobs and handles; it's crazy. Mike had to drill new holes into the sink to accommodate the knobs and whatnots. The controls, starting from the left, are: dish-washing liquid dispenser, faucet, hot/cold handle, side spray, reverse osmosis faucet and disposal button. My sink at home has just a regular ol' simple faucet and the little sprayer and that's it.
Mike cussed a few times while working on this project, but it's a mahvelous sink and I love it. Here is another picture where you can see the cabinet doors still missing under the sink. Since the new sink is a bit larger than the one he took out, the doors don't fit anymore, so he will have to reconfigure them. That's a project for a wood day... which will be soon since we need shelves, veggie bins, a spice rack and a new front door, among other projects. I'm so lucky to have such a talented and industrious man!
Tomorrow I'll post some pictures of the bedroom loft and the living room; they are more finished looking - though I must say that the kitchen is progressing in leaps and bounds thanks to Mike.
After three years it is so nice to finally be working on our place. Mike does the hard stuff and I do the soft stuff, like making the cabin look nice and keeping it clean and all of us fed. We're a team!