Where to Find a Vintage Style Farmhouse Sink

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Everyone is familiar with the apron-front farmhouse sinks that have been popular for a while now. They’re beautiful, functional, and easy to find online and in home renovation stores. But I have my heart set on something a bit different. Something that would better fit the era of my farmhouse. They’re a bit harder to find, but I can’t wait to add a vintage style farmhouse sink to my kitchen someday soon.

We’ve already found our sink and it’s waiting to get installed, but I’ve found some other great options in case you’re on the hunt for a vintage style farmhouse sink for your kitchen.
Find out where to find a beautiful vintage style farmhouse sink.

Taylor (@littlemissfarmhouse)

Most American homes in the 1920s, whether rural or urban, had large white cast iron sinks that generally featured an apron front and integrated backsplash. They came in several varieties including single bowl, single bowl with drainboard, double bowl, and drainboards on both sides. Some were mounted above cabinets, some had a charming skirt fashioned under them, and others showed off their lovely legs.

Luckily for us in the 21st century, reproductions of these gorgeous sinks are starting to become easier to find. If you want to go with an original antique, check out the restored farmhouse sinks on eBay or find one that isn’t in too bad of shape. Tip #1: Sort your eBay search by “Distance: nearest first” to catch because sellers near you will usually let you skip the shipping costs and pick it up yourself. Click here to search by distance. Tip #2: Bar Keeper’s Friend does wonders to clean up old porcelain!

Find out where to find a beautiful vintage style farmhouse sink.

Top row: American Standard Single Bowl (Or Ship to Store from Home Depot) |
Signature Hardware Drainboard Sink
Middle row: Refinished Antique Farmhouse Sink | Strom Farmhouse Drainboard Sink
Bottom row: Kolher Single Bowl (Or Ship to Store from Home Depot) | Double Bowl Farmhouse Sink

Vintage Style Farmhouse Sink Inspiration

I’m partial to the sinks that show off those cute legs.
This is what type we’ll have, and I plan to store pet food underneath it.

Find out where to find a beautiful vintage style farmhouse sink.

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A skirted sink is also a pretty option that adds a ton of charm to any kitchen.

Find out where to find a beautiful vintage style farmhouse sink.

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It’s hard to deny that these sinks are show stealers!

Find out where to find a beautiful vintage style farmhouse sink.

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Taylor’s kitchen is my absolute favorite and I love how she incorporated
a refinished antique drainboard sink into her 1920s farmhouse kitchen restoration.
P.S. Follow her and her beautiful home on Instagram!

Find out where to find a beautiful vintage style farmhouse sink.

Taylor’s stunning 1920s farmhouse kitchen restoration

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19 comments

    • Meg says:

      Yes! We don’t have a dishwasher & I don’t really want one, so that’s my excuse for getting a giant sink for our kitchen :)

  1. Joan Clanton says:

    we tore down an old house and i have one of these old sinks! I am looking for a way to incorporate it into our new kitchen design– although my husband thinks I’m crazy… thank you for this post– can’t wait to show it to him!

    • Meg says:

      Thanks, Michelle! I wonder that too. It seems like they’d be a lot easier to keep clean! I guess we’ll find out when we redo our kitchen :)

  2. AnnMarie says:

    These sinks are gorgeous! I would love one someday as my porcelain one is about 20 years old and starting to wear thin! Great post with great ideas.

    • Meg says:

      I wish these sinks lasted forever! I’m at link glad this style is starting to become more widely available. I might need a smaller second one for the bathroom or laundry room!

  3. Emily says:

    I’m renovating my kitchen this summer. I would so love to have a vintage sink (my mom has one that’s been in her house since 1920) but hubby isn’t keen on the idea. I wanted a double with a drain board, of course, I’ve only found ones in really rough shape near me.

    • Meg says:

      Finding one in good condition is so hard! We actually had to drive 6 hours to pick up ours. I follow a few people on Instagram (@littlemissfarmhouse is one. She has the kitchen in the main photo up there) who bought vintage sinks in poor condition and had them refinished. They turned out beautiful!

  4. Jann Olson says:

    I love farmhouse sinks! I have one in my basement kitchen. I would love to have one upstairs. The sinks with the legs are unique. Can’t wait to see yours! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • Meg says:

      Thanks, Jann! Wow, you are so lucky to have one already! I can’t wait to add ours to our kitchen. I’d probably even add one to the bathroom if it we had enough space in there!

  5. Jeanne says:

    I thought about a vintage sink but my window is too low for the raised faucet. I got a Kohler Whitehaven “short apron” style apron front sink. It is one of the “new” farmhouse sinks, but the short apron style is for a standard sink base cabinet. I feel it is more reminiscent of the vintage American sinks than the tall apron style sinks that are a take on the European butler sinks.
    My kitchen is older, but here is the sink:
    http://s514.photobucket.com/user/jhmoy/media/Kitchen/DSCN0953_zps9juaushg.jpg.html?sort=2&o=3

    • Meg says:

      Oh wow, I love how wide that is, Jeanne! It looks great in your kitchen! I definitely prefer the shorter/shallower sinks because it helps me with my very bad habit of letting dishes pile up for days haha

      • Jeanne says:

        Well – the apron is shorter, but the inside is just as deep as the tall apron style. It was an adjustment getting used to such a deep sink. When the delivery people called to say it was coming, they said my “bathtub” was on its way:)

        I am enjoying your Website/blog

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