Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm getting SUPER excited...

about the little details in our new farmhouse.  We are not in yet but we are getting close - I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I wanted to share with you some of the things that make me just smile from ear to ear.  Like this sink - we rescued it from a tear down in our local town - hubby hauled it home and then hauled it back out of town for it to be refinished - it was sooooo worth it even if our backs were broke!!!!  Lots to do around it still but YEAAAAAH - I love it!!!!
Here is my lil' mirror I found at a yard sale - I've had it for years -knowing it would have the perfect home someday.  I distressed it and it has found it's space in our half bath!  Gosh - I love it when things come together! 
 Our super talented trim man - Mr. Andy - who probably hates to see me coming 'cause I'm always having a "thought" - Jus' kiddin' - he has been AWESOME to work with.  Anyway, we wanted barn doors - we gave him a picture and look here - just what we wanted.  Now I have to get busy with a paint brush - distressing those will be a day's work alone. Thanks Andy - we are so happy with them!
 I'm also beyond giddy with my new pantry shelves and school house style light.  I've never had the room to get to my canned goods easily - without dislocating my shoulder digging in the back of the cabinets - y'all know what I mean.  But not anymore - now they'll be all lined up nice and neat - at least for a lil' while anyway ;-)
 And now we are back - to what made me the happiest today - and that is seeing my sink again.  Greg is working his magic on my cabinets - but till then I'll just sit and stare at the sink.  See - I couldn't stand it till I put my lil' greenery pots up there - I think I'm gonna love doing laundry in there - if that is even possible. 
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the things that put a smile on my face today.  I hope you had a beautiful day as well! 

18 comments:

Susanne said...

Your sink is absolutely the greatest find. I understand how you could want to look at it all the time. It will be the high light of your room. I did the same thing when I redid my youngest daughter's bedroom after she left home, I would hang a piece of wallpaper then would stand back and admire it for about 10 minutes, then move on to the next strip of paper and stare at that. I just knew that it was going to be perfect, just like you know that sink is going to make your room perfect too.

Country Gal said...

Awesome I love it all. Its amazing what you can refurbish these days and use. I love all kinds of old country farm house stuff ! Cant wait to see more. Have a wonderful eve.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Love that sink too. We have one too that we're saving until a little later. Have fun, Dawn

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- That is just gorgeous. I have one that is not in very good shape but we use it in a potting area off the back of our garage. Those are my favorite sinks ever...and you are right- they are back-breaking to move! xo Diana

Country Dreaming said...

Wow it IS coming along GREAT!

Looking forward to more.

Melinda

Sandie said...

Love everything! Especially the sink!!! My "cobblestone" mum is starting to bloom! It has doubled in size! I can't wait 'til it gets fully bloomed! Thanks again for it! Sandie

Kerin said...

Wow! I can see why you are so excited! I would be too.
Love that you rescued, and repurposed the sink. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
Love the barn doors... I don't think you'll ever get sick of having those :)
Moving day is going to be just awesome. Happy work... busy, but happy :)

Tardevil said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! Wish you'd post more often b/c your pics are always so inspiring. ;o)

Melody said...

Everything is coming together beautifully! You have a great eye. I love that Barn Door for your pantry.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Cathy, everything looks absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see it when you're all done. Way to go!

Angelina Raven said...

I am so happy for you all! Great photos :)

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Wow...your sink is gorgeous!
I have a similiar looking one in my studio (which is actually an old cottage house on my property). It looks NOTHING like yours, though...what a beautiful restoration job.
I also love your barn lights--you've chosen the "perfect look"!
You have beautiful taste.
I'm so HAPPY I found your blog and I look forward to coming back and looking at all your wonderful pictures.
Have a beautiful weekend~
Lisa Moran
Bilancia Designs

Patty's Stitches said...

I know we're not supposed to covet but ummmmmm that sink is way too cute!
Blessings,
Patty

Kom thuis in ons huis! said...

Nice!!! I love that sink!!! and ofcourse the rest of it all!!!

Beverly said...

I'm loving it all, but that sink is to die for. Those barn doors are also a wonderful addition. Can't wait for more pictures.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Wow, what a great sink...you're going to have a wonderful place to do laundry :)

Robin Shepherd said...

I have purchased a sink just like yours. Do you have any suggestions on the installation that would be helpful?

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Hi Robin - I hope you can see this post. I wish I had some magic formula for the sink installation but the cabinet guy did all of it. I know they had to work with the sink quite a while and do quite a bit of extra bracing because of the weight. My suggestion to you would be to definetly call in a cabinet maker unless you or your hubby are great DIYers. Whatever it takes to install - it is so worth it in the end - I absolutely love my 1934 sink. Good luck with it!