BEAUTIFUL WORKSHOP SINK - made from an old dresser





My friend owns a home decor store and she is also the local Annie Sloan Chalk Paint retailer. We got to know each other before anyone in these woods knew about Chalk Paint but with the same passion and the new paint we have so much more fun supporting each other. This year my friend had the unique opportunity to make a BIG move and double her square footage and she jumped in with
both feet.






One big piece she was going to need for her move was a large 
and stately workshop sink. I spent some time on the other 
end of her phone calls answering questions about what I
thought would work for her sink. Right about then I realized 
I had a piece that would be perfect for what she needed.


This beastly 1976 dresser was just about everything she was
 looking for. It was a donation from someone who had seen 
what I do and did not want it to go to the landfill.


The plumbing would fit behind the cabinet doors,
where there use to be 2 drawers.


I added a couple of inches to the height by
using some super thick rustic wood from my wood stash.

   

It was also the perfect canvas to show off what
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I could do together.


 To start,
I spray painted the whole body in AS Provence Blue
(as seen below).


From there I clear waxed the whole cabinet
body before I got really creative. 

For tips on how I wax watch this short video here:


   
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If you look closely at the photos above you might see the 
detailing I'm about to describe. I used a fan brush and 
applied AS Florence, a very strong vibrant turquoise, to give
 it a little pop here and there. I aged the finish using dark wax
 around the hardware and in the corners and crevices.


   
The finishing touches were an eclectic mix of vintage 
hardware pieces painted in a flat black and I used a 
homemade stencil to embellish the cabinet doors with
AS Pure White.

Here is how I make my own stencils: 


The finished sink has now been installed in the new store,
for those who live locally you can go see it in person at 
The Passionate Home in Langley



  

I also used Annie Sloan's lacquer on the wood top.
Three thin coats with a light sanding between.




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