Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A quickie...



Just wanted to quickly share this 'before and after' with you. Pictured above is a huge soapstone sink I had sitting in my backyard for close to a year. I had every intention of doing something with it but just didn't know what or where. Rather than letting it sit there much longer I sold it to my friend Rusty. I think it sat at his house for several more months. He had an awesome plan for it in a mudroom with lots of windows, industrial hanging pendant lamps, wire baskets, etc. But we all fall victim to that lengthy list of projects and some of them get 'ixnayed' so that other ideas may take flight. So Rusty sold the sink to our mutual friend Page.

Last Saturday night, while attending an outdoor Halloween party at Page's farm, I needed to powder my nose. Page has a number of old outbuildings that she has artfully renovated into new spaces and so I headed for the closest one, if I remember right this one used to be the milking house...not sure. I nearly gasped out loud when I walked in to the bathroom. There it was, that big, beautiful old sink with new life breathed into it. Stunning. This gorgeous bathroom also has an old cupboard nestled perfectly into an alcove (which I failed to get a picture of). Isn't the sink just gorgeous?

Sorry about the quality of the picture, never dreamed I would be at a party snapping a picture in the bathroom so I only had my phone. But I just had to share this with you all! After I left the room I promptly returned, dragging my husband back to show him...he's just happy he doesn't have to weed whip around it anymore.
Here are some random photos I took of Page's place last year, enjoy!














23 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

Beautiful photos, love the slipcovered chair and the string lights.

Jeanneoli said...

I want to go to Paige's home next year!!!:-)

time-worn interiors said...

The sink is amazing! Don't you hate it when you own something wonderful, sell it, and somebody makes it look like a million bucks!

The next thing that I noticed was (weed whip)? I never heard that phrase in my life! Love it to! We always call is weed eat! You know thats kinda funny as well!

Great photos, even if it was your camera!

Theresa
aka:TOT

Midwest Cottage said...

OMG. I love your house. Is that your barn? It's awesome. I love your kitchen table with all those old chairs!

Urban Farmhouse said...

No no...not my house...belongs to a very talented friend, Page, who has an eye for fabulous things!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*LOVE it!! Beautiful decor you have too!! :) Rachel~*~*

Destiny said...

Oh my gosh! I love it all! I really like the outdoor eating space....very cute! Thanks for sharing - and for being brave enough to snap photos of someone's bathroom just to share with us : )

Kel said...

Oh, I want to be friends with Page!!! LOVE the home...that is EXACTLY my style!!! :)

Theresa said...

WOW that sink looks great but her home is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Theresa xoxo

Vicki said...

It is all so beautiful. I love the grapevine "chandelier" and the dining room table best! I want to go to Paige's too!

creekside rummager said...

Wonderful, WONDERFUL old sink. I loved the dining table/chairs picture. Thanks.

Polly said...

Wow! Love what Paige did with the soapstone sink! Looks like something Kevin Knight would do!!

Her house and party look amazing!! What fun!!

Beth Rutter said...

Will you ask Paige if I may come live with her?

Thank you.

;)

Uptown Antiques said...

I wanna go to Page's house!! She really is talented. Kinda reminds me of how Linda at French Hen Farm decorates!

erlfisher said...

I loved each and every picture! Have you ever featured her kitchen before? If you haven't, then you must do one (with great detail please!!).

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my gosh....what a beautiful home! She is so creative with her spaces....and LUV what she did with the sink! I would'ave put that baby right in my kitchen!!!! :) Thanks for the inspiration from Page's lovely home!! :)

xoxo laurie

kathi @ traybella said...

all i can say is WOW! those chandeliers hanging in the barn...be still my heart. ugh, i NEED a barn so bad!!
and that sink??!! just lovely!
your friend has a bee-u-tiful home.
kathi

Kelley Sue Photography said...

Great blog! I'm glad I came across this.

Scarlett Fiona Reed said...

Love Paige's farm! Every pic is a treat, especially the sink and omg the chandelier! So good to meet you here!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how I love that long farm table......it would never fit here at the Cottage...but I can dream...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Anita said...

Crushing hard on the lights in the pole building...instant ambiance changer.

Petit Coterie said...

It's always wonderful to see new life given to something old...the sink is beautiful! Also, the decorations are so elegant...love them!

xx,
Michelle

sunil said...

You got an beautiful home...love all the photos..hope some day i would design mine too...