Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vintage Kitchen Sink

I was able to get a good deal on this vintage kitchen sink because it had been neglected and forgotten about.
But I happen to love projects like this and I knew I could rescue it.
It's in pretty good condition considering it is from the 1930's.

This was pretty dirty when I got it. It had sat in dirt, sand, and leaves for years.
But I knew with a little TLC I could make it real pretty.


Mr. Shabby wasn't too happy with this purchase.
It is very heavy and not easy to move around.

It really cleaned up pretty.
First I used scouring powder and scraped off all the old putty with a razor blade. Then I filled the sink with bleach and water and let that sit overnight. The next day I followed up with Bar Keepers Friend.

Mr. Shabby came through for me and built a stand using 2 by 4's.
Then I primed it, filled the screw holes, then sanded it using my little Makita hand sander.

Now that it sits on a stand it is easier to navigate.
We added casters so we can roll it around.

I painted the stand with Valspar acrylic Bird Song Blue. Then I used a dark wax.
I didn't want the stand to look new.

I have it sitting in the hallway for now. I have to find a place where it will fit.

I found the cutest little drain cover.
I think they used these a lot in the "good ole days".

This is going to be nice to display different things.
I might make a fabric skirt for it to give it more of a Shabby Chic look.
I haven't decided that for sure.
Well, I have been working too hard so I think I will go hang out at some parties.
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  1. This is so cool! What a great project--and you saved that old sink from the scrapyard. Win all around.

  2. OMGosh! I love it!! Don't you love Bar Keeper's Friend? It turned out really pretty. Thank you for sharing. Also, thanks for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  3. Great score on that old sink! Not surprised it cleaned up nice. Back then things were made to last!

  4. What a wonderful old sink. And the stand your hubby made is perfection. Old sinks are so fun. I have an older one on a pedestal (probably not as old as yours) that I moved from Las Vegas to Florida last year. This was the only thing that I moved that my son rolled his eyes at.

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.

  5. Came over from Nifty Thrifty to see your sink redo. It is a true thing of beauty. Years ago I had one like this in my first house. When I got a new sink, I built a stand for it in the garden and used it for potting. After marrying, we rented the house and one of the tenants threw away my sink!!! There's no accounting for taste!

    Distressed Donna Down home

  6. I came over from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and I love the project! You did a great job with it. I like the idea of it being skirted as well.

  7. Love that sink! Thank you for coming by my blog!

  8. Hello,
    The sink looks wonderful! You did a fantastic job cleaning it up! Love the stand and your accessories - I have enjoyed my visit and am happy to be your newest follower,

  9. absolutely fantastic find!! What a gorgeous piece of history!

  10. Thank you for visiting me and leaving comments...Connie

  11. Love this! I really like the way you've arranged the vignette on it. I think it would make a great potting bench too, especially if you could get it hooked up to water.

  12. Wow, it's amazing how well it cleaned up! Love your display on it. Looks really good!

  13. What a great find! Great stand your hubby made for the sink. Your work on it gave it a new life! Love it!!

  14. Just love this old sink and what you did with it. I have an old metal cabinet with that kind of sink and I just love it.
    You will find just the right place for it soon.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  15. I have a sink just like this that i just pulled out of my house for renovation. My house was built in 1935 and in your post you said this was from the 30's. we have used it up until last week. It is in great shape and i was wondering what you might think its worth.
    Josh McDonald Talladega, Al

  16. Hi Josh, After I cleaned the sink and my husband built the stand I put it in my antique shop. After about 5 months it sold for $300.00. Many people admired it but I had to wait for just the right buyer. I can't say what yours is worth. As with anything, it is worth what someone will pay...Connie


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