I'm sorry that I keep calling it a powder room, I really am. That sounds really fussy and pretentious compared to what it will be, but that's what the plumber (aka my father-in-law) has called it from the very beginning and I just can't retrain myself to call it anything else. Especially today, because I was in Boston for work the past four days and my brain is mush -- partly because I finished Heart of Darkness (!!!!!) while I was there.
So for consistency's sake, we're stuck with this sub-par terminology.
At any rate, we bought the "powder room" sink earlier this month, a purchase I've been excited to make literally since my first visit to Second Chance about three years ago. I guess it's hard to tell the scale in this photo, but this is not a very big sink. It's one of the smallest and most adorable ones they had, in fact. It's also one of the heaviest. Ez carried it an entire city block through the Second Chance warehouse without breaking a sweat because he's actually the Incredible Hulk (seriously, he made a fist the other day and tore the forearm out of his favorite dress shirt.) They even gave us 10% off for his heavy lifting efforts. I, however, cannot lift it off that windowsill, which is why this photo was taken in such an awkward location.
I don't know how old it is, but it's a solid cast iron American Standard model in great shape. At this point we think the faucet is still good, but we'll have to see. While the faucet was not really a selling point, I do like it a lot. The main criteria were that the sink be old-ish, have some sort of shelf-like area to rest a toothbrush or bar of soap, and have one faucet instead of two. (Though they look cool, I don't enjoy trying to find a balance between the scalding hot and freezing cold spouts of those old double-faucet sinks. It kind of reminds me of camping, which is not something I like my indoor plumbing to remind me of.)
And so the powder room is on the brink of exciting times. After we tile the floor -- which is only like 3' x 5' -- we can paint, install the sink and toilet, and get down to business. (Ahem.)
Speaking of, I kind of want to buy this banner to hang over the toilet.
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Clever or tacky? Either way, good message! ☺