Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Kitchen Sink

Since I don't have a window above my kitchen sink, I am forever trying out new kitchen sink vignettes...

I picked up this old mottled strip of brass ages ago at the salvage yard charmed by its worn appearance, but it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I thought of using it as a back splash for my kitchen sink.

 It took me a while to get used to it but now I find myself really loving how it looks but even more how it functions.

The bead board was always getting wet and beginning to swell and peel so  my little experiment has become a life saver!

Plus I have fallen in love again with brass and this piece has acquired some of the best patina I've ever seen.

I like to haunt our local boating consignment store looking for items to give our little kitchen some nautical flair. 

 I've been waiting for the perfect porthole but in the meantime found this antique wooden sifter that looks lovely set against the white bead board.

For those who don't have a window above the sink, I'd love to know how you decorate it?


Karena said...

Hi Terri,

You have such an eye for the unique. Love your faucets with the brass and round sieve! (can you tell I have a lot of time on my hands being housebound!)Trying to visit friends that I have been remiss in commenting!

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Town and Country Gals said...

putting that gorgeous piece of brass behind your faucets was genius! It looks fantastc. Also love the wood sifter above, simple and classic. It all looks wonderful.

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Kathysue said...

I do have a window and that is actually a requirement in my kitchen, but if for some reason I did not have a window I would put a mirror to mimic a window, something to refelect light, but mirrors are an important element in my home as you well know!! When in doubt use a mirror or a lamp or better yet, both!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Love it! Love your butcher block counter tops! Are they practical?

vignette design said...

I do have a window. Love what you've done above your sink. I would probably put a big print or painting over the sink, or something architectural like you did.