My sister Rachel recently bought an old dry sink for $10 at a tag sale. In case you are not familiar, a dry sink is a piece of furniture used used in most homes before indoor plumbing. They could be found in the kitchen or washroom, or any area where people would wash or shave. While considered to be more of a decorative accessory today, it is still possible to purchase a dry sink that is fully functional.
Here is the before:
Here is the after!
"Man, this was exhausting and I made a lot of mistakes!" Rachel told me via e-mail.
These were here take-aways:
1) I am now an educated consumer and can fully appreciate the beauty of paying retail price for a finished product and letting professionals like you do all the work.
2) If there is ever a next time, I'll have to use foam brushes only and wear a hair net. I painted so many damn hairs into that thing, it looks alive when you stand too close to it.
3) My favorite part is actually the hardware, which was original to the piece (called a "dry sink"). My only involvement there was a vinegar-and-water toothbrush scrub down, and they came out looking SOOOO shiny.
4) Those are the yellow candlesticks I got free from Aunt Becky. Love them!
I love that she used the original hardware, and I really love the way she accessorized! It will look wonderful in her bed and breakfast.
What do you think about this fabulous fix-up?