Oct 13, 2014

Two old men and a sink

After a few mishaps, limb whacks, black eyes, sore backs, and cuss words, the sink is here. 
 
 It's heavy.  My brother needed ice over the lump on his forehead, a bandaid on his torn cheek, and my husband needed the back massager and a few Advil.  It didn't look that big in the woods but it was half covered with dirt on the edge of a ravine.  So here is the cast iron bottom leaning against the tree, still filthy, and almost 5 foot wide.  It has some rust on chipped edges but most of the porcelain is intact.  Two hole high back and good size drainboard.
 What will I do with it?  I can't use it in the kitchen, I don't have an actual laundry room, so we may build a support with wood legs (with casters!) and put it against the house off the deck. The sink can be filled with flowers in the summer, gourds in the fall.  I have no idea how we will lift it onto a base but we'll figure it out.  The dolly did most of the work coming out of the woods and it was slid out of the car to the ground.  I'll scrub it after the tree guys are gone.
 Squeak is trying to figure out what it is while Budman does his yoga moves. 






And that's my sink rescue! 


 
 
 
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23 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh wow! You guys did it! I hope it works out just as you plan.
Squeak looks so much better. :)

Karen said...

Congratulations! And it is a beaut! I like your idea of it's use. And good luck on the specialty over-dyed threads. I really like them. But plain DMC is good too. Though not as good as it used to be right? Nothing is it seems sometimes. I am going to try the color you are using. It looks wonderfully blue. My stitching is really slow because I separate the threads just as I go in like you showed in one of your posts. And I go in and then put my hand under and come back up to complete one stitch at a time. Tedious but I have not been able to change after doing this since a young child. So needless to say not much progress over a short time, but I am in for the long haul! Best wishes on the sink and I look forward to seeing it again.

cucki said...

Wow ..,
Hugs and love xx

Rugs and Pugs said...

You're lucky hubby and brother are such good sports! Great sink. Would make a wonderful potting table.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Anonymous said...

WHAT a great sink!!! Congrats, you are so creatiuve it will be a beauty when you have it placed. Kitties look so great, Debbie in IL

Bev C said...

Hello Marly,

Just love your sink. You must use it in the garden. Set it up near a tap and you can use it for potting up etc. So glad to hear that your sink helpers survived.

Happy days.
Bev.

gracie said...

I like the flowers and gourd idea

Margaret said...

Wow! Good for the guys for getting the sink for you. I hope you do that flowers idea -- sounds lovely. Love your new start and your cabinet too. Been away so catching up and commenting for 3 posts in one. :D

Sonia Parham said...

though it was a chore to bring in, I bet it will be a beaut with the flowers and gourds. :)

Barb said...

The sink is going to b fun to decorate around.

Chris said...

Very cool! I can't wait to see it situated!

Anonymous said...

Awesome sink! It's going to be a lot of work to clean it up, but totally worth it in the end. I'd use a power washer on it (but I hate to scrub) - SF

backporchcarver said...

Oh my, that does bring memories for me. The first house we bought had a sink like that only it had drain board on both sides of the sink. I bathed my babies on it and I loved it.Many years later we built a log home and we found a sink exactly like yours for it. I loved that sink also. I bathed my grandson in it! I love the idea of the flowers and then pumpkins (and other seasonal stuff), but it would also make a terrific potting table. That is better that finding gold!

Judy said...

It sounds like quite a job to rescue the sink. What a fabulous find...and so happy you were able to get it. Best of luck with your plans for it. Hope the injuries heal quickly.

Truus said...

Love the sink and the idea for plants etc.
When you are using that thread,always start with a new piece of thread with the same color as you ended the last stitches.
have fun with the sink
greetings,Truus from Holland

C. M. Designs said...

What a treasure you have. It will be wonderful, no matter how you use it.
Squeak looks so much better and I wonder what the "Budman" is thinking about the sink.
Charlotte in Virginia

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Marly, I agree, great treasure, love the old sink....always enjoy the kitty shots, meow......Blessings Francine.

Carol said...

That's great that you rescued that old sink, Marly, and I have no doubt that you will find a fabulous use for it :)

Maggee said...

THAT was a whopper of a delivery job I am sure! But I know you will put it to great use, and I look forward to seeing exactly what that will be!

Pam in IL said...

Oh my, that's a big sink! Can't wait to see what it looks like when you get it cleaned up!

Merry Wind Farm said...

I can't believe you found that wonderful antique sink in a ravine! Why can't I find something like that, lucky you.
Melinda

Melody said...

That is cool that you rescued the sink. It will be fun to see how you use it. I bet it was heavy!!

Rosemary said...

I have that identical sink, in the yard! LOL! Trying to figure out where to put mine too

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