Last year, I finally had all I could take.
Of our copper Farmhouse Sink, that is.
Although it had given us many years of good use,
it was becoming increasingly harder to keep clean.
And although I am far from an OCD housekeeper –
(boy, do I wish I were – lol)
… I just longed for something pretty and white and
well – a sink that looked clean.
So, I started shopping online.
Most sinks were way out of my budget – that is…
– until I ran across the
IKEA FARMHOUSE SINK.
I discovered the IKEA DOMSJO Sink.
There was only one major problem.
The two IKEA stores closest to me were 5 and 6
hours aways. But, I was willing to make the drive.
I mean, for the price savings – it was worth the
time and effort.
But, one store was completely out of stock,
and had NO idea when another shipment would be in.
(I guess I was not the only one who had discovered
what a great price these sinks were!)
The other location had only ONE sink left.
Perfect, I thought!
I thought wrong!
They could not hold it for me and could not guarantee
it would not be sold when I got there.
Keep in mind The Hubbs was not too keen on
driving FIVE HOURS for a SINK!
Can you only imagine the look on his face when I said
we could get there and the sink could be sold?
But, I was persistent.
I finally got someone at IKEA who took pity on me
when I called the 1-800#.
She hooked me up with someone in the
Kitchen Department at the store that had the last
Farmhouse Sink in all of America, maybe all
of the First World. I spoke with “Laura.”
Laura agreed to hold the sink for me until noon
the next day. Laura became my new best friend.
So – off we went the following morning… with two
grandsons tagging along.
I mean, we might as well make a weekend of it right?
Hotel, Room Service, Pool, IKEA Shopping.
The perfect weekend, right?
We got to IKEA at about 11:15 am.
But, what was I thinking?
Saturday morning at IKEA?
The service desk was a MILE long.
I watched the clock on the wall.
Minutes passed, and with each tick of the hand,
I was seeing visions of my Farmhouse Sink being
carried out by someone else.
Finally, it was my turn.
I talked fast –
(well as fast as someone with a Southern accent can talk)
– and explained my extreme need for expediency.
The young lady stopped me…
“Ma’am – we already have a Farmhouse Sink pulled.
Let me go see what name is on it.“
It was the moment of truth. I held my breath.
While The Hubbs and the Grandloves were upstairs
chowing down on some IKEA Meatballs,
I chowed down on my nails in nervous anxiety.
(yes, I am a nail chewer but more on that another time)
She came back and said “this tag says Barbara Garrett.”
If I could have done the Michael Jackson Moonwalk,
I would have right then and there I was so happy.
(I did it in my mind instead) 😀
I pranced around with that sink on the cart like I had
just won the Preakness.
About the time we were to start the mini
Kitchen Remodel, I got sick.
Then, Daddy got sick.
It sat in my Living Room in the box for several months.
But, recently, we finally had it installed.
We also just had the lower cabinets painted
a pale blue, which I will be glazing.
(hence the lack of knobs on the bottom cabs)
We also installed a beadboard backsplash and
added a new Pro-Chef Style Faucet.
We are still in the process of adding Board ‘n Batten
to the walls, and the wood countertops need re-staining.
But, I could not help but add a few pretties around my
new IKEA Farmhouse Sink.
Here are FIVE Things I Love About my
IKEA Farmhouse Sink:
1) The cost. This sink retails for about $312.00
Most other farmhouse sinks sell for no less
2) The size. It’s large. I had no clue
when we bought it just how much larger it was
than our old copper sink. 37″ wide.
But, I love that it is so large.
3) It’s WHITE.
White = Clean.
4) The Back Drainboard
Someone said I would hate the drainboard area
along the back. I think its actually beneficial.
I use a scrub brush (the kind with the soap in the handle)
and a spray of my new faucet and its clean as can be.
5) It’s Pretty. Yep. It’s just plain purdy.
I walk into my kitchen and see how it sparkles, and
it makes me smile.
So while my house may never be spotlessly clean at
any given time.
Four cats and THREE rambunctious grandbabies.
(Need I say more?)
My kitchen sink will at least LOOK clean.
That makes me a happy lady.
(It’s the little things.)
Here is a little peak at the old copper sink, in case
you were wondering.
Here is a tour of my
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