Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Kitchen Sink

I love vintage. I love old, and worn, and tattered. Anything scratched and marred speaks of history to me. Chipped paint is an asset in my eyes. I love the broken, the bruised, and the battered.
And I love to re-use and re-purpose.
One of my most prized possessions is a big, old sink that was once in the kitchen of a very good friend. This sink was original to her house which was built in the 1930's. I have always coveted this sink, and when she had her kitchen renovated and updated, my husband and I became the proud owners of this beauty!
My husband is a master at do-it-yourself projects, and through trial-and-error his efforts result in my dreams-come-true.
I've always wanted an outdoor sink, and I thought what better sink to use outside than this vintage treasure?

Here are my inspiration pictures for what I envisioned:

This one is from the blog New Orleans Lady:

And this is the result of my husband's efforts:

My husband and his brother built this stand on our back deck to hold the sink. My husband added decorative wood trim pieces, then primed and painted the base.
We use this sink as a potting table, as a plant stand, as a wet bar for barbecues and pool parties, and for quick wash-ups outside.


  1. How wonderful. I love what you have done, especially the flowers.

  2. I really like it! You were fortunate to stumble on this lovely piece. And aren't we blessed to have husbands who can make our dreams come to reality!

  3. Wow! That is beautiful! I would love to have an old cookstove..the flowers are beautiful too!! :) Jerelene


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