Bathroom Sink Restore
Updated: May 6, 2021
One of the first projects I took on here at the farmhouse was giving the bathroom sink a much needed upgrade.
It was in pretty bad shape as you can see. This wasn't the original sink that was in the house. We used to have a cast iron, farmhouse style, sink. It was later replaced with this one. My Father, bless his soul, was not keen on appearances so much. :)
“What have we gotten ourselves into”?
It started out with just wanting to make it look better and seemed fairly straightforward enough. Famous last words. Once we got underneath though, we quickly realized it would need some professional help. That's why I say, don't try this at home unless you know what you are doing.
Let's make it work
The easy part was deciding on the faucet style and the color. I went with a vintage style, bronze set-up and bought a quart of Sage Green. My cousin was confident and capable enough to help me attach the unit to the sink. Once we got underneath though, we saw that the pipe coming up from under the house wasn't actually connected to the pipe coming down from the sink.
We got it all together and I called a plumber friend who came and finished it up for us and made sure it was all good to go. It brought with it other challenges as there was some extensive work that needed to be done. I'm glad though, because if I hadn't wanted to upgrade the sink, I wouldn't have known of the other potential catastrophes that needed to be resolved.
I also got a matching shower head. It came out quite nice, if I do say so myself.