14 July, 2010
Posted by Joanne at 7:46 PM
We just found the most awesome vintage sink on Craigslist. It came from a 1929 bungalow in Oak Park, where the owner was "upgrading" with another vintage piece. I love the whole steampunk look, with the arms that come up to a mixing faucet. We're going to use it in the basement, where we already have a 1920s toilet in a sort of half bath.
Overall, it's in good shape. There is some rusting around the drain, not too bad, so the plan is to clean it up, apply some naval jelly, and then use a porcelain repair kit to smooth it out. I poked around the Net and have found tons of products proclaiming to work, with a wide range of prices, but I have no idea which is the best. Anyone with experience repairing old porcelain sinks care to recommend a product?
Labels: basement bathroom