Dry Sink Painted in Lambs Wool

I bought this dry sink over the Christmas break and I needed to get it into the booth quickly so I didn’t have a chance to share the entire process with you. I painted it with my own version of homemade chalk paint in one of my favorite colors by Valspar called Lambs Wool. It’s a very soft and neutral color.

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This is how the dry sink looked when I first bought from a local consignment store.

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I used two coats of paint and allowed to dry overnight. It’s totally bizarre in the middle of December I was still able to paint outside. There is currently a dresser blocking the path to the front door that reminds me painting outside is no longer possible, even in Florida because it’s just too cold.

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 I love how the back of the dry sink looks like bead board.

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The next morning the finished seemed really flat to me even after sanding with a 220 fine grit sandpaper. I also distressed the edges of the piece.

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I decided to make my own white wax to help soften the look of the dry sink. A little bit of wax goes a long way. I made this double batch because I planned to use it on a sofa console table that I painted in Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg.

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I usually apply the white wax in a small area working it into the paint using a circular motion. You really have to work it into the paint.

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Once the wax dries to a haze, I take a lint free white cloth and wipe any excess colored wax off of the entire piece.

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After the white wax dried at least 24-48 hours, I applied a coat of clear wax to seal.

I allowed the clear wax to dry to a haze and then buffed the entire piece with a lint free cloth.

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I’ve seen dry sinks used for everything from a wet bar to a potting station. As soon as I saw this piece all I could think of was using it in my kitchen area. I grabbed a few of my favorite kitchen items like my favorite cookbooks, cow creamers, ironstone plates and healthy snacks.

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I tagged a few new pieces of inventory so I can use in a new vignette in my booth. I’m so ready for spring. Bunny teapots here we come!

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Many blessings,

Coco

Comments

  1. says

    Oh my gosh…there isn’t one piece of furniture that we don’t love! You find the most amazing pieces and know exactly how to bring them back to life! Love your paint color choice…and I need to learn about white wax. Great finish!

    • CoCo says

      Thanks so much Vicki, this color is a really great neutral and I would use it on furniture or to paint any room in my home. Thanks for all of your sweet and kind words. PS call me about white wax any time 🙂

  2. says

    Wow, what a transformation! Perfect for a coastal cottage, so it will not be in your booth for long 🙂 I am continually amazed at how quickly you transform these pieces ~ which is important as quickly as you are selling them!! Great job CoCo 🙂 Bwg ~~~

    • CoCo says

      It definitely takes a lot of concentration to get projects like these finished, Bobbi. I’m grateful that I’ve had a few years of practice to help back my technique up 🙂 Hugs, Coco