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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.
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” 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!
Top row: American Standard Single Bowl | Signature Hardware Drainboard Sink
Middle row: Refinished Antique Farmhouse Sink | Strom Farmhouse Drainboard Sink
Bottom row: Kolher Single Bowl | 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.
A skirted sink is also a pretty option that adds a ton of charm to any kitchen.
It’s hard to deny that these sinks are show stealers!
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!