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.
This is how the dry sink looked when I first bought from a local consignment store.
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.
I love how the back of the dry sink looks like bead board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!