A New High Back Sink and Faucet in our Cottage Kitchen!

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I'm so excited to share our new, vintage inspired high back sink and faucet in our cottage style kitchen!

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! 

Our new high back sink and faucet in our cottage style kitchen
Our cottage style kitchen with our new high back sink

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. 

Our white high back sink and copper faucet add so much charm to our kitchen!

We chose the 36″ Cast Iron High Back Farm Sink, and we are absolutely in love with both the style and size. 

I love how our new white sink brighten up the kitchen! The pine window accents it beautifully.

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! 

Stunning high back white farm sink with copper wall mount faucet!

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. 

White kitchen cabinets, black countertops and a white high back sink.
DIY ledge behind our sink

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. 

White high back sink with copper wall mount faucet in our cottage style kitchen

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. 

Our gorgeous new faucet from Signature Hardware

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. 

Our wall mount faucet has an aged copper finish which ties in so beautifully to the copper accents in our kitchen
Our cottage style sink and faucet

The combination of this sink and faucet is so simple yet so beautiful, and they make such a huge statement in our kitchen.

White and black cottage style kitchen with pine accents
White and black cottage kitchen with wood and copper accents

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!

Hidden dishwasher with reclaimed wood!
Our dishwasher is now hidden with reclaimed wood!
We decided to hide our dishwasher!

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. 

We hid our dish washer, and I can't wait to hide the fridge, too!
Simple style hardware allows keeps our kitchen from feeling too busy

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. 

My husband added some DIY cabinet feet and they add so much character!

And in case you’re wondering, yes – I’d love to hide the fridge now, too 😉 Hehehe…

Country cottage style kitchen

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!

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41 Comments

  1. Oh wow, friend! The new sink and faucet are the perfect addition to your cottage kitchen and Mike did an amazing job fitting the window trim to accommodate everything! The cabinet feet and dishwasher look so beautiful and I can’t wait to see the tutorial.

  2. I love all your changes, everything is beautiful! All the changes added sooo much character to your kitchen.

    1. Thank you so much Tara!! It means so much that you visit my blog and comment 🙂 You have no idea! 🙂

  3. Love it so much Andrea! It’s SO you and different than what’s everywhere right now. I love all the changes you’re adding to your kitchen to make it feel vintage and fit your style. Good job!!

  4. Oh my GOSH! What a beautiful vintage transformation Andrea!! You are so fortunate your hubby is so talented!!! And you have a great eye! Thanks for sharing!!!!! ❤️💯

  5. First, I totally love your home! I’m not a fan of farmhouse sinks and I’m not sure if I like your sink. I just don’t care a one sink design it’s just me I’m happy for you though if you love it that’s all that matters. I do like the faucet though it’s beautiful! I also love what you did with the dishwasher.what a beautiful addition to your kitchen! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  6. Hi! Love the kitchen. We also have a high back sink from Vintage Tub. Our faucet with side spray is also very similar. I was wondering, how did you attach the side spray cradle to the sink? I’d love to be able to do that. Thanks!

    1. Hi Mel! Ohh your sink looks beautiful!! My husband had to use a special bit to drill the hole…a diamond-tip drill bit I believe. I hope that helps! 🙂

  7. Hi Andrea, I have to say, I love your entire house! Everything! I recently found you on YouTube and subscribed after the first video! Your decor reminds me so much of Mary’s at White cottage company, who I also love so much as well! Your kitchen like the rest of your home is perfect! I have a question though, we also have a home that is considered a cottage, but it’s new, we just built it. We didn’t do any backsplash in the kitchen, because I couldn’t and still can’t decide on what I want. 🤦‍♀️ It’s been 6 months lol So I’m wondering how you like your subway tiles, as far as cottage style? I’m not sure if you put it in, because you said in a video that the previous owners had redone the kitchen, so I wasn’t sure. I don’t know if I want to do an old style brick type of look, something like you did on the wall, the air tiles, or subway tiles, so I thought I’d ask what you thought of your subway tiles, if it feels cottage to you, or would you choose something else? Yours looks beautiful though, especially with the wood and stone wall. My kitchen has some wood elements, white cabinets, with oil rubbed bronze hardware, a farmers sink, gray walls and granite countertops. So I’m afraid the subway tile will make it feel cold. I would love to know your thoughts. And so sorry this is so long.
    God Bless

    1. Hi Gina! Thank you so much first of all for all the kind words about my channel and home! They mean so so much to me. 🙂 As far as the subway tile, we actually installed it ourselves (well, my husband installed it haha)! I love the tile but I was conflicted about it at first, too. I truly think though that it is a timeless, classic look that will never go out of style. Plus, my home was built in the 30’s so subway tile is so true to that time period. I don’t know if that helps you at all?? I hope so. Thanks again for all the love! 🙂

  8. I love it!!!! That is the kind of sink I would love to get. I originally thought of the farm/apron front sink when we redid our kitchen, but then realized my garbage can would not fit under it!

    So, I truly do dream of this style sink and have to ask, did you guys have to do anything in particular as far as insulating the pipes behind the sink? I am thinking they would be closer to the wall and since you are in Michigan and I am in Minnesota, we get cold winters. Or, are they no closer than they were before.

    Thank you so much for all of your inspiration and sharing your wonderful home with us.

    1. Hi Deanna! Thank you so much! The pipes are in the exact same spot actually! 🙂 I hope that helps. We really love our sink and it gives the farm feel but it’s much easier to install since it’s a drop in! 🙂

      1. Thank you! I was really hoping that was the case. I so appreciate your response and love your home!

  9. Love your blog, your home is stunning! I have a question about your backsplash, is it a standard 3×6 subway tile with white grout? Love the look of yours and want to replicate it in my kitchen. I have black granite countertops also so your kitchen is giving me major inspiration :).

  10. I love your kitchen! I’m getting ready to install a kohler Gilford sink in my kitchen and it is also a high back. It only has two holes, so I’m wondering if your sprayer holder is just stuck on to the sink? Also, do you find problems with the hose getting bunked up with food debris? Everyone thinks I’m nuts, but I am so excited I can’t stand it!

  11. This is beautiful, Andrea!! I am considering this sink (a little bit smaller width) and am wondering how it is in front of the window. We have a very similar set-up with the kitchen sink below a window. Our home is a 1895 farmhouse and I think this sink would be perfect to add the character I’m going for! My only reservation is that it will cover the bottom part of the window (6 inches or so) and I’m wondering how you feel about yours, both esthetically and functionally? Thank you for your feedback, it turned out gorgeous in your kitchen!

    1. Hi Tara! I love my sink in front of my window! I was worried it would be too tall but it ended up being the perfect height. I will say that because it is shallow, it does seem to splash more water on the surrounding countertop. Honestly though, when I had a deep sink before I would always wipe down the counters after washing dishes, anyway. So a little extra water doesn’t bother me too badly. Overall I just love the look of it so much that the beauty outweighs the water I have to wipe up! I hope that helps! 🙂

  12. Hi- I love your kitchen and sink. I was curious about your faucet and the mount for the sprayer. Did you have the company you bought the sink from drill a third hole there? Is it mounted on some other way? Having trouble figuring out what to do as far as a sprayer and the sink I ordered only has the two holes in the back. Thanks.

  13. We just ordered this sink for our remodel of an historic home. My only concern is the water lines behind the back of the sink. you said your husband installed it away from the wall… so I’m assuming there isn’t room to run them in the backboard itself?

    1. Our plumbing came up from the floor but my husband said the sink should be able to be installed either way!

  14. I have my heart set on a high back sink but ours is also in front of the window. Is the plumbing open behind the sink or is it enclosed? This is the exact sink I was looking at.
    Thank you for your help!

    1. Our plumbing comes up from the floor, but the sink is able to be hooked up both ways! I hope this helps!

  15. Love it! Are you able to still have a garbage disposal with this type of sink? Thanks in advance!

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