Small farmhouse sink — 42″ cast iron — new from Strom Plumbing

farmhouse-sink-stromOptions for cast iron drainboard farmhouse sinks just got bigger — errr, smaller — with this new design — the 42″ Whitney — from Strom Plumbing. We spied this cutie while walking the floor at KBIS 2016. Strom Plumbing is also maker of Pam’s all-time-favorite midcentury style faucets, the Mississippi. New for 2016, Strom Plumbing also has some nice porcelain bathroom sinks.

farmhouse-sink-strom-plumbingsmall-farmhouse-sink-strom-plumbingvintage style sinkvintage style sinkAs we recall, Strom Plumbing told us that this sink is meant to be installed onto a counter, rather than mounted on legs. The introduction PDF on their website also indicates it can be wall-hung [check specs before committing!]

vintage style sinkconsole sinksconsole-sink-strom-plumbingWe also spotted a wide porcelain console sink with legs. The width of this sink — 39-1/4″ is nice — reminds us of our beloved American Standard Gracelynn sink. However, for a midcentury bathroom, we’d need to get it off those big porcelain legs and onto sleeker chrome-plated legs. We presume this would be possible — it’s our experience that it’s the wall-hanging bracket that provides the lion’s share of support for sinks like this. Even so: Check with Strom regarding their recommendations before you consider doing this.

vintage style sinkAbove: The smaller version of the console sink, also showing off the Mississippi faucet with lever handles. Also of note, all of the grey countertop areas in the booth were Formica Charcoal Boomerang Laminate. Boomies rule!

bathtub sofaOur last stop in the Strom Plumbing booth was this tub couch and matching mini tub coffee table…

kate-on-tub-sofa-2…that provided an excellent spot for me to sit down and kick up those pretty red heels. Phew!

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  1. Mary Elizabeth says

    Just lovely! This sink would be fabulous in a cottage-style kitchen (like Laura’s) or a turn-of-the-century house. The kitchen in the Victorian I grew up in had such a sink (a little larger), on legs, plus a pair of slate set-tubs for washing. My mom was so happy to see those go, but I loved them, and the claw-foot tub in the bath.

    By the way, thanks for providing links to old stories previous to my discovering your site in about 2012. It’s fun to see all the different remakes.

  2. Paul says

    I would love for them to reproduce a 60″ cast iron double basin drainboard sink with a hudee ring. But that 42″ sink is really cute!

  3. Carolyn says

    Double drainboard sink – oh, so easy to give a baby a bath at a comfortable height for Mom. Fun for baby since Mom’s knees and back weren’t giving out like using the bathtub!

  4. Neil says

    Shades of Holly Golightly, Miss Redshoes! (even if Holly was depicted sitting in her bathtub sofa in merely an oversized man’s white shirt and a sleep-mask; no shoes….)
    It’s likely her tub was picked up off a Manhattan street; but there are DIY instructions online right now for making your own, if you have a stout constitution but don’t have 3,000 dollars for a premade one.
    Back in yesteryear, we madcap revellers certainly lounged in handy tubs at will, under the giggly influence of various fun substances… not unlike Holly’s sybaritic party; and there wasn’t even a cutout for our legs, but hey, we didn’t notice. Those were some way fun days, red heels or no!

  5. Lorraine says

    I looked at this and a few other reproductions for my cottage but geez they were pricy! I found a 1920s farm sink with a high back and legs in great condition for under $1000 (including the shipping from MA to NC) on eBay. Put it out there and keep looking. You can find them still without having to spend 3x for new

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