I stumbled across an old iron country kitchen sink a while back. And when I say "stumbled across" I mean I saw one in someone's trash pile, made a quick u-turn, and asked my strapping son of 23 to "Quick...throw that in the back of the truck!" Okay.....I'm not proud!! The owner of the house in which we raided her trash pile even gave her blessing!! So off I ran with a very cool sink.
A day or two of hearing "What are you going to do with that thing?" from my son and husband had me envisioning a lovely potting bench. Truth be said, I never even got a good look at it. My son put it face down in my truck. It went face-down in a cart in the backyard by the shop. It went face-down in the yard while my husband and I worked on bench. Little did I know that it needed a good scrubbing. Of course it did....why wouldn't it?
Okay....back to Sunday. Here are pictures:
|One can't get started without the proper|
foreman. My Kloe-Angel was really the
one in charge!
|Scrap wood from building the chicken coops,|
hen houses, and sunroom was used.
|I had to stop Mr. Handy Hubby before|
he got too far so I could paint!
|Leftover exterior house paint. |
Brushes already on-hand.
|One of two cast iron brackets/corbels.|
I've had these for a few years now.
My husband does not as they each
EASILY weigh 150 pounds!
What in the world could they have been
originally used for??
(Did I tell you I.love.them???)
|Sink in place and looking exactly as I had |
hoped. Gracie is giving it a once-over.
We had to make one purchase....the metal
bands that are holding up the brackets.
|And here she is....|
my beautiful New/Old/Vintage Potting Bench.
|Some lovelies from the garden....roses, rosemary in bloom,|
marjoram, and a jalapeno pepper.
And with that....I am linking to Debra's Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday!! Please stop in to see her beautiful Valentine's Day inspired porch. I am in love with the bulbs in the red/white transferware.
As for the little changes to come....I'm making a few changes to my blog page with the help of Karen Valentine. I've been wanting to make some changes here and there now that I've lived here in this room for a little while. That's what we designers do, right....rearrange and then rearrange again? Who better to give this tech-challenged blogger some pointers than Karen, who did my page design in the first place. So I've started cleaning house a bit to make some room. Please let me know your thoughts as you start seeing the changes. I value your opinion!
Wonderful weekend wishes to you!!