I am SO excited to show you all our new high back sink and faucet! They fit beautifully in our cottage style kitchen I could not be more happy with the way this whole project came together!
Our new, vintage inspired high back sink and faucet are both finally installed and what a difference they make in our cottage style kitchen!
This post was sponsored by Vintage Tub and Bath as well as Signature Hardware and does contain affiliate links. For my full disclosure, click here. All opinions are my own.
As most of you probably know, we had a small stainless steel sink in our kitchen when we moved in to this home eight years ago. There was nothing wrong with it, and it worked perfectly fine. But there was nothing super special about it.
I am always trying to add more character to this home, and make the inside truly match the cottage style feel of the outside. For a long time I was looking at traditional farmhouse style sinks, but it would have been a pretty big job cutting into our cabinets, and since we were doing it all ourselves I wanted to avoid anything too tricky.
One day I was browsing Facebook marketplace when I came across some vintage high back sinks. I started looking at kitchens with this style sink and immediately fell in love!
The only issue – paying to refinish one of these vintage sinks was expensive. And every single one I found was discolored, broken, cracked or had holes.
Enter Vintage Tub and Bath. How amazing is it that there are companies today that strive to maintain the charm and character in kitchen and bath elements that you would have found 90 years ago when our home was built? I just think it’s the neatest thing!
And while my blog is all about thrifty decor and low budget decorating, I personally believe that there are certain items in your home that you should really invest in. Small decor pieces? No. But major home staples that you use every single day? Yes!
I spend so much of my time behind the kitchen sink, and I think it’s so important to invest in one that you love and that serves your family well.
It has been so nice to be able to wash large dishes and soak cookie sheets and cake pans right in the sink rather than all over my kitchen countertops!
My husband installed the sink all on his own, cutting the countertops with his skill saw. We chose to position the sink away from the wall in order to make room for the water lines that attached to the faucet.
The back of the sink was so high that it would have hit the bottom of the window anyway, so Mike just brought the window trim all the way down to the countertops for a beautiful, built in look.
We stained the window trim just like we did on the stone accent wall, and I love how it pops against the white cabinets and sink.
I decided to go with the Delilah Wall Mount Faucet from Signature Hardware with Lever handles in oil rubbed bronze, and it is absolutely stunning. The detail and weight of this faucet was so impressive to me, and we chose to have a side sprayer as well which I love. It’s so nice to be able to spray down the sink after I wash dishes or spray down fruits and vegetables.
Another thing I love about this faucet is the color of it. I was so sad to say goodbye to my old faucet (also from Signature Hardware) because the copper color was so unique. But even though our new faucet is considered oil rubbed bronze, it has a very copper like feel to it, and it is significantly lighter in color than my cabinet pulls which are also oil rubbed bronze.
The combination of this sink and faucet is so simple yet so beautiful, and they make such a huge statement in our kitchen.
Well, one project led to another, and after the new sink and faucet were in, the dishwasher stuck out like a sore thumb. I love our dishwasher and I use it almost daily, but I’m just not a fan of stainless steel. Call me weird, but I love things that look old and vintage, haha.
We decided to hide the dishwasher using some reclaimed wood, and I LOVE the way it all came together!! My husband is a genius, I swear. I come up with these crazy ideas and he always finds a way!
I will be sharing that whole tutorial later this week, so stay tuned! Once we installed some vintage hardware on the dishwasher, everything was just way too busy. I had two different style handles on my cabinets, and with the new sink and faucet it was all just too much. I chose a much more simple handle and we used them on all the cabinet drawers and doors.
There’s one final thing that we decided to do that you may or may not have noticed, and that is the new cabinet feet! My husband cut them all out using 1×4’s, painted them white and installed them under our cabinets. They make our cabinets feel so much more custom now and I’m so happy with the way everything came together.
And in case you’re wondering, yes – I’d love to hide the fridge now, too 😉 Hehehe…
So there you have it! Do you love our new high back sink and faucet as much as I do?! I am so thrilled with the way this project came together, and I’m so thankful for both Vintage Tub and Bath and Signature Hardware and the amazing vintage inspired products that they offer.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!