When we built our house, I was clearly out of my mind when I chose the kitchen elements. Rightfully so. I blame it on pregnancy hormones. Since our first child had yet to arrive, I thought that a WHITE kitchen would be lovely.
We upgraded our cabinets to a fiber board type material with a white contact paper type overlay. Which, WHAT LUCK, would begin to peel some 10 years later. And in case you missed it, this was an upgrade.
For the counter tops, I decided not to upgrade to say, Corian, but instead chose a basic WHITE laminate. To save money. In my stupor, I thought that white would be easy to keep because, HELLO? BLEACH IS CHEAP!
We’re on our 3rd kitchen sink. I went from your basic stainless steel, to WHITE. Are you seeing a pattern here? Well. One afternoon during a kitchen emergency, I threw a hot pan into the white sink, and the bottom of the sink bubbled up and peeled right off.
Time for a new sink. And guess what color I chose? Yes, I went with the white. Because change? It is hard. Now during a kitchen emergency, I have the better sense to throw anything that is ablaze out the back door.
However, the little ring thingy at the bottom the sink (yes, I chose WHITE for that too) has peeled over the last few years, leaving me with a stainless steel/off-white combo on the ring thingy.
Each time we switch out the sink, I manage to wrangle a new faucet out of the deal. This morning my beloved faucet handle broke right off. And Fiddledaddy, who is very adept at fixing computers, has no idea how to reattach the handle. And we’re pretty certain that it’s irrevocably broken.
So he came up with the above solution.
I admit. It’s sleek. It’s modern. It’s only slightly more attractive than the silver duct tape we usually employ for kitchen fix-ups.
Tomorrow I head to Home Depot to look for a new faucet.
And I believe I’ll be able to wrangle a new sink out of the deal. And my color choice?
I’m right back where I started. The circle of life, and all that rot.