Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Home Improvements

For quite some time now, I have been itching for a new kitchen sink. As you can see, our old sink was disgusting. It's quite possible that it is the original from 1984.

So, Andy and I decided to tackle a home project: learn how to remove a sink and install a new one. It wasn't sheer determination on our part, it was largely due to the fact that our crummy little disposal quit on us for good. It has intermittently quit since I bought the house, but this time it was for good.

With the help of google, Ron Hazelton's how-to video, and the maintenance man's advice from my bank, this weekend we successfully removed our sink and installed a new one. (We also ran into a kink with our plumbing which we had to get help with, but the rest we did on our own!!!)Lest you think too highly of my clean sink, here are the dirty dishes I removed for the sake of this pretty picture (note that there were 15 times this many just last night).And here is Old Faithful, God rest her soul.


Elisabeth said...

Oh my gosh, I am so proud of you both! It looks fabulous...I can't wait to wash my hands in it :)

jordan said...

that's our sink exactly!!! :) You guys have good taste.

Lauren said...

Wow! That is impressive :)