Thursday, September 10, 2015

Antique Dry Sink ReDo

I bought this cool primitive piece of furniture - I would say it was a dry sink.  It was crackly in all the right ways.  

However, the top was hideous with old linoleum that was glued down.  I knew I wanted to leave the bottom, but the top had to go.  Have you ever started a project and thought "why, oh why did I do this...?"  That is what I thought after I tried to get the linoleum off.  

There was also a few spray paint spots on one of the drawers.  I ran a belt sander over this in addition to hand sanding the hardware.

 I peeled off all the old top that would come off and I took a belt sander to the rest.  I liked the the multi layer look so I decided to stain the whole thing with walnut color.

I will have to admit, I really like this piece.  I love all the imperfections.  I lined the drawers with cork.  I then wiped down the whole piece - inside and out with paste wax.

I will be taking this to the Main Street Market that the Urban Farm Girls host in Rockford, IL.  We will see if others "get" my style.  I did have someone message me about this piece's hoping it sells!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin. 

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hikchik said...

Very cool...This style is very hot you see it in all the flea market style mag. "Farm House Chic" It has everything going for it...Happy Sales to you..

Miss Nifty Thrifty said...

Yep...hikchik is right! Someone will love his piece!

Liz said...

That will be a hit for sure! Hope you have a successful sale. Would love to try and make it there!

Debra Oliver said...

this is an amazing piece, I think you did exactly the right thing!