Blunty and Blooms 2017

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Upcycle project - Turning a chest of drawers to a bathroom sink

August 11, 2017

Our upcycled sink project for the new bathroom received so much love over on Instagram, I had to share with you how we went about it.

 

I started by searching chest of drawers on eBay. There are some great sellers on there and I've brought most of the stuff for our bathroom transformation through eBay. It's so much cheaper than the shops and it's exactly the same quality.

 

I sourced the drawers using the local search tool and managed to pick up the vintage drawers from 1960's for just £20 only 2 miles away. It was in great condition just needed a good clean and then I decided to give it a light sand down.

 

We also picked up a baby Belfast sink also from eBay for £25.

 

I gave the drawers a coat of Rust-oleum winter grey to start with. I did water down the tester pot as I find that thinner layers of almost 'laminating' the wood gives a softer, shabby chic-ed look.

 

 

Once I was happy with the look and colour I then started to layer a wax to protect the paint. 

 

I used Rust-oleum furniture finishing wax. I did one layer to start with.

 

You can see the depth of the colour more as you layer up the wax.

 

After about a month of waiting for Rob's Plummer friend to come and start the bathroom, (why do men take forever!) I then decided there was way too much grey going on. So, I decided to change things up (very unlike me, not) and went for a minty green instead which I love! 

Rob cut a hole a in the top of the first draw to make way for the pipe work.

Our Plummer then fitted it and sealed it for us and we were done!