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But here’s the progress so far. For the previous sink post (back in April, I’m not even kidding) go here.

We’d cut the sink holes and put Minwax Satin Polyurethane all over everything (including the inside) and were ready to place the Kohler Maratea sink basins.

Here they are!
Sink Basins 1

They’re so pretty and white!
Sink Basins 2

I love Kohler.

Then we attached the Pfister Ashfield Tuscan Bronze faucets.

When we started to actually figure out how to split the plumbing so that we could both run water in and drain two sinks from one pipe, we thought it might be a good bet to get a plumber in on it with us. But the plumbers in our town must not own phones. Or calendars. Or pencils with which to make notes regarding the phone numbers of people would like to give them large sums of money. Because they never call us back, or come when they say that they will.

Not that I’m bitter.

While we were feeling sorry for our local, phoneless, calendarless and pencil-lacking plumbers, the old green sink that lived in the bathroom had started to leak everywhere every time we turned it on, so it was time to go it alone.

Now, I picked out the faucets, but Lobsterface did just about everything else, and he claims to remember none of the specifics, except the fact that it took us approximately seven trips to various hardware stores to get the right combination of PVC pipes and joiners. And we haven’t even split the sink yet.

We’re actually going to need a plumber to do that.

If you would like to donate phones, calendars and/or pencils to the plumbers of Rome, New York. Please let me know. I’m taking up a collection.

Anyway, we did get one sink up and running (and draining). Here’s how it went:

First, we removed the grody old sink. It’s so grody that I didn’t bother taking a picture of it. We set the old sink out on the curb, and by morning it had been spirited away by some vintage sink enthusiast. We hope he’s happy with it.

After we turned off the water to the upstairs bathroom, unscrewed some bolts, and heaved the sink off the wall, we were left with two naked supply lines.
supply lines

Please continue to ignore my neglected baseboards.

Then Lobsterface screwed on these bendy, white pipe things. He says that they are ALSO called “supply lines”, and I’m far too lazy to actually look it up. If you want to know what they really are, print this out, take it to your local hardware store and ask them.
white bendy pipes

Then he did some of this:

And then there was this!

I’m going to try to ignore this patch of wall behind the sink. You can’t even see it unless you’re craning around to peer back there.

Here’s what it looks like right now:

With all the plumbing going on underneath, there isn’t any room for the drawers that originally came with the sink/dresser, so we’re going to remove the drawer faces and attach them to the front on their own. We’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to do that. They need to be removable so that we can get in there to finally split the sink, repair the pipes when they need it, and generally fiddle about. We might use heavy-duty Velcro, or magnetic strips, or maybe a hook and eye situation.

If you have any suggestions, let me know!


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