A New Sink and Faucet - And how to shine up a porcelain sink

 I get way too excited about all of the little details in a home, like my new sink and faucet.  
I'm sure most people are like, "big deal you got a new sink",  but me, I'm like, "Look everybody I got a new sink!!!  I Love it SO much, I wanna tell ya All about it!"

 I think you might understand my excitement though, when you see the sink I had before-
Not Pretty!
It was big and black and started to leak.  So we had a plumber come take a look at it, and he told us we needed a new faucet.  Those very words put a huge smile on my face.
So I ran to Lowes and picked out this beauty:
 My plumber suggested I go with Moen brand. Moen is a trusted brand and holds up nicely.
However, I surprised myself with picking the bright shiny silver one. Almost all the other faucets there had a brushed nickel finish.  I'm guessing the brush nickel is what everybody else wants. But I thought the shiny one was the prettiest.

I then decided that since we were getting a new faucet put in, we might as well get a new sink to go with it. Right?
 So I went to one of my favorite stores, Re-store and they had a bunch of sinks to pick from.
I ended up choosing this one here, a heavy duty, porcelain, Kohler for only $25.00
My Lucky Day!
I was wanting something deep.  I tend to let my dirty dishes pile up sometimes. and so deep is best for that.

Because it was used, there was a bit of dirt and grime on it.
No problem!
My MIL picked up this bath stone at Bed Bath and Beyond.
This thing works Amazingly!!!!
 I used it, along with a Mr.Clean eraser.
And my sink was looking brand new in no time.
 And I can't even tell you how in love I am with my new faucet.  It's awesome!  I even had my boys washing dishes just so they could try it out as well.

Even my plumber noticed,  the white sink makes the room feel so much brighter compared to the old black one.
Next I will be painting all of the cabinets in a bright white to go with it.
 I love white kitchens!

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  1. Looks wonderful! And finding it a Re-Store - score. I am going to find one of those bath stones, too, since we get hard water rings in our toilets. I am assuming it doesn't scratch the porcelain since your sink came out beautifully.

  2. your sink is amazing...I would be excited too!

  3. Looks great! We've been using the bath stone for years on our hard water marks (we Idaho girls know about hard water around here). They work really well for toilets too! Nice score on the sink, gotta love ReStore!

  4. Such a difference! I can't imagine having a black sink. It's so silly!

  5. That's really important. Sinks and drains are deal breakers for kitchens. You may have all the good amenities and all, but the most important part is that everything is functioning well and will be doing so for the long haul. Quality plumbing should help you with that, which is something that can be obtained conveniently these days. Good luck!

    Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing

  6. I think you have every right to brag about your new sink, because it looks absolutely amazing! And the faucet is also very beautiful; it looks simple, yet very modern. Anyway, I hope it has been serving you well this past few months, and that you haven’t had any problems with it. Thanks for sharing!

    Diana Miller @ Plumber Perth

  7. I understand how the dishes could pile up sometimes, and I think that having a deep sink would be perfect for situations such as that. You got a pretty great deal for that sink, and you’ve done a great job with cleaning it – it seems brand new afterwards. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. All the best!

    Traci Romero @ Harris Plumbing