Short story: Five years ago, after Mr. Dunbar and I had lived here a year or so, I told him I wanted new counter tops and a new sink. He said sure let's price it out, so we went to the Home Depot and asked the kind lady at the Design Center, "How much counters would be? And that we didn't even need granite, just something to update our kitchen." She gave us the lovely price of $4,000. Umm. Okay, I guess not. This is not our forever house, so no need to dump money like that here. Then I told Mr. Dunbar I really wanted a new sink and he lovingly told me that this wasn't possible without removing the countertops. Hence. I was stuck with what we had. I was washing our dishes in a sixty year old sink! I didn't take a picture of the inside of the sink but I really wish I had. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't pretty either.
All cleared off and ready to have that counter removed. We were pretty sure, that these were the original counters, but not positive until it came down and we found no paint at all on the walls behind the back splash. My house was built in 1947. That counter top and sink were vintage.
Here we go...
Beautiful new cast iron sink.
It couldn't be that easy, there were still walls to take care of, plumbing and electrical work. And my garbage disposal hook up, threw these guys for a loop. Did I tell you we were the first people to install a garbage disposal in this house? The previous owners drove a Mercedes and BMW and they didn't put in a garbage disposal. Still boggles my mind. Okay, back to countertops...
Oh and playing of course.
They're both working on different outlets. Notice Mr. Salinas wearing glasses. Old guy.
Time for me to paint.
Ahhh.... looking so much better.
Remember, this is what it looked like before.
And a shot of my new sink. It's glorious.
You know, never in my life, would I have thought I'd spend all of my Christmas money on home improvements. Ever. Especially over something like counter tops! I'm more like a new handbag, new shoes (Still coveting those Tory Burch flats), or maybe some new sunglasses, kind of girl. But I really spend more time and effort in this kitchen than any where else these days. Does this mean I'm all grown up now?
Sitll some more small things to come.
Are you as excited as I am over things like this?