A Carpenter’s Son – Farmhouse Renovation: Part 2

Oct 2018

Our friends, Josh and Laura, over at A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. previously shared the beginning stages of renovating their 1800’s farmhouse. Josh started A Carpenter’s Son in 2015, solely as a platform to sell woodworking craft pieces and furniture to raise money for their upcoming domestic adoption. Working hard to use the woodworking business to offset the domestic adoption fees, their Etsy shop and Instagram following exploded. After successfully raising the funds to adopt into their family, the company is continuing to grow and build for a purpose. They continue to raise money for other families to adopt and families who have previously adopted.

Here’s a quick update to see how this farmhouse is coming to life with copper and fireclay sinks from Sinkology and a little love from this creative family!


We are in the home stretch on our farmhouse renovation! Our sinks are in place or installed, and we are beginning to see the vision take shape. We are getting really excited to see all our finishes together and get to move in to our house.

The first room we set up in the house was the laundry room. We do not have any hot water yet, but living in a 360 sq ft camper with 4 young boys makes any laundry on site feel like a luxury. We spent most of the summer taking our laundry with us to friend’s homes each week. We chose the Wilcox fireclay farmhouse sink for the laundry room and paired it with the pfister faucet with hands free technology. My original vision was to use this faucet in the kitchen when my hands were covered in raw chicken or something like that. When I had the sink in place, I realized I loved this sleek black and white look and that it would be a great place for the often muddy boys to wash their hands when I call them in for dinner without getting mud all over the faucet. I paired it with white cabinets and sleek black knobs.

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The next thing we set up was our main downstairs bathroom. We chose the Eddington Copper Vessel Sink with the Pfister Ashfield Faucet that sinkology offers as an all-in-one kit. Josh (A Carpenter’s Son Design Co) built a floating live-edge waterfall vanity from figured maple for the sink to rest on and the details look beautiful together. We love the modern, sleek look of this paired with the reminder of those who may have once used a wash basin without running water in this home long ago.

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Our boys are most excited about the shiny nickel Dalton sink we installed in the bathroom nearest their bedroom. We used dark gray tiles and countertop to contrast and are really happy with the way it is coming together.

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Our statement piece on the main floor is definitely the Copper Rockwell Farmhouse Sink in the kitchen. This piece has been the focal point of many of our design choices. Before finding sinkology, we felt a little overwhelmed in the design arena. We like the clean white look of many kitchens today, but we still wanted something with color and character. The copper farmhouse sink adds both, color and character. We were drawn to pairing it with dark blue cabinets, other metal appliances and fixtures, coppers, black and white. Josh built a waterfall walnut island top in the kitchen and we chose white quartz countertops around the sink. The way the colors compliment each other is beautiful and we are counting down the days until we can pull off the protective brown paper and see it all together!

 

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Finally, the room that has been the most bold in our design, the most unplanned surprise, and that holds the Sinkology piece that we first chose and lead us to sinkology for every other sink is our master bathroom.

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We first fell in love with the Euclid Soaking tub. We had never seen or considered copper tubs or sinks before, but it was love at first sight. We chose the copper Darwin all in one kits for our double vanity. I found a copper stainless steel shower tower on EBay that all pairs nicely with the copper tub. I hesitantly chose a bold patterned floor tile and a concrete gray tile for the shower and matched the color for the vanity countertop. When we first saw this house, the ceilings in this area were low, and we did not think we could open them up. After demo, our architect found that we could open it up, we brought in natural light with sky tubes, and added some bold design elements. We are more in love with the look than when we first found the tub online and feel like this whole space has been an unexpected gift! We are still waiting for hot water and a deep clean of the construction dust before we can enjoy it.

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Our house project is in the home stretch. We are awaiting the finishing touches of some of our contractors and final inspections. Hopefully will have the go-ahead to start moving in soon. We are ready to stretch out a little bit and settle into a normal routine before winter hits our part of Ohio.

– Josh & Laura


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