If you have been following me for any amount of time now, you will have noticed that I only paint vintage pieces of furniture. I have always had a fondness for old things. I love walking the booths at antique malls, rummaging through basements and attics at estate sales, picking discarded pieces of old furniture from the side of the road.
So when Mrs. P (I have a hard time calling her Alison, as she was once my daughter’s teacher!) asked me to redesign her vintage dry sink, I was thrilled!
For those that may not know, dry sinks were used in homes before indoor plumbing. The slightly recessed top was made to hold a basin and a pitcher and collect any spilled water. They were found in kitchens and bathrooms of homes.
Here is the before of this dry sink.
I painted the piece in General Finishes Lamp Black and finished it with a hand rubbed Miss Mustard Seed wax. Mrs. P and I worked together to chose the new pulls (from Anthropologie). And she had a beautiful piece of marble cut to fit in the recessed top.
I love how this piece turned out! Thank you for trusting me with it, Mrs P! Call on me again when you start pulling more vintage pieces out of your storage unit!