We have countertops and a sink! Here’s a shot of the countertop being built by my husband. He’s using a roller to make sure the Formica is firmly glued to the board.
The new sink was a problem. We’ve installed sinks before. It normally takes about fifteen minutes. This one took hours. The whole sink was not entirely straight so the rim wouldn’t sit flat on the countertop and the clips that are designed to attach it would not work. The problem was finally solved by having my son sit in the sink.
So now we have a fully functional, though still far from finished, kitchen. I suppose I would be betraying The Sisterhood if I admit that I’m excited about something as domestic as a sink but you know what? The Sisterhood can kiss my big fat lily-white hiney. I love my new sink and it’s not just because I’ve been without one for over a week. It’s awesome – a big deep single-bowl. I love the faucet too. You can’t really see it in this picture. It’s mirror-shiny chrome with a lovely curve. Love it. Love it. Love it. Take that, feminist sisters!
Um… anyway… The project is coming along. I guess we really didn’t accomplish a lot this weekend since the sink took longer than expected but it feels like a lot because the sink and countertop was such an important step. Now finally I can actually cook meals, not just stick stuff in the microwave.
By the way, my original dream sink was white enameled cast iron but I got to thinking about it and, aside from the expense, every installed enameled sink I’ve ever seen had a chip out of the enamel. It would probably be years before that would happen but I thought about it and decided I didn’t want that.
Now I’m getting really antsy to get the rest of it done. We haven’t touched the island yet and there’s a big floor to ceiling cabinet to install; there’s trim and all the little details and of course the floor. And we still have to put up the new beadboard paneling in the dining area and paint that. So we’ll still be working on it for a while. I hope we don’t lose our sense of urgency now that the main functional stuff is done.