Sunday, December 6, 2015

A List Too Long and Too Little Time

 
Yesterday's sun was bright,
creating a pattern of light across the top of the blanket chest.
It was perfect weather for all the outside projects of the day.
 
The countdown (and drum roll, please)....20 days left before Christmas.
 
I have always worked better with an impossible list, and deadlines. Call me crazy, but I have come to believe I enjoy the pressure of the deadlines...
The goal for Saturday was adding new shelving in my mini-barn storage building, while I have all the Christmas decorations out.
Oh yes, and Saturday was the big day of Christmas decorating.
 
One more kitchen update to share with you, my dear readers.
 
 
Take a close look at the before photo...
there was no way to clean the stains of the double sink.
 The shine of the enamel was gone, from many years of use.
 
Because I am trying to stretch the already tight budget,
 I decided to give the old sink a face-lift.
 
 
Here are the results, after using a tub and tile re-surfacing kit....
cost, $35 for the kit.
Look at that shine !
 
 
And, the final touch, a new facet with a vintage look.
I would say, my "new" old sink has a few more years of life left in it.
What do you say?
Meggie Mac
 

16 comments:

  1. I'd love that sink! I have come to love the old looks. If I was rich, I would redo my kitchen and find one of those old sinks...I don't know how to describe it to you. And I would have Hoosier cabinets...

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    1. Hi Rose...my bungalow does have the original cabinets, latches and all. Painting the cabinets is the next step.

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  2. Thank you for your visit.
    I like your blog.
    Great photos.
    Greetings.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today...loved the beautiful church on your blog for InSPIREd Sunday.

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  3. I say, it looks great! I wish there was a similar kit for my battered old stainless steel sink. I like the baskets with vines and berries in your first photo. That's my idea of Christmas decorating -- bring the outdoors inside.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia...I am so pleased with the results.

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  4. I've come to you via InSPIREd Sunday...
    And have just spent some time reading all the previous blogposts about your bungalow on the prairie. And i must say I am amazed by the result with the sink. (We call it a Belfast sink) It looks like new! And the faucet is beautiful! It's the sort of thing that would look very good in our rustic home. Well done you. You can give yourself a big pat on the back!

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  5. So glad we found each other through InSPIREd Sunday. I am now a member of your blog and have added you to my "blogs I follow" list.

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  6. Plain old stainless steel here; yours is very nice, especially after the renovation. I'm impressed.

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    1. What I failed to mention is that I was without water, in the kitchen for 3 days, but well worth it. Thanks for stopping by...

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    1. Thanks...love your hand-carved Christmas ornaments !

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  8. Too many people would have torn out the old sink and replaced it with a new piece of junk...good for you.

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    1. Money...motivated my project. It wasn't just the sink. It is an old one that is mounted under the tile. I would have needed to pull out everything and replaced the counter top. I'm very happy with the results. Now on to painting the kitchen...

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  9. Very nice.. It is often so little things that lift up the day - or the home! Have a peaceful Advent time!

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  10. Oh wow, well done on the sink! I've always wondered about those kits. Looks like it worked perfectly.

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