DIY, Home Decorating

The Dry Sink That Kept Giving


I am very sorry that it has taken me a while to post. I was working on a VERY special project for The Honey and it toke up every little bit of my free time.

Ok back to business.

I was on the hunt for something that I could make a coffee station out of. I had the perfect little spot in our eat-in kitchen area. The only problem was that it had to be under 35″ long. I scoured all the yard sale sites, craigslist, and LetGo. Finally one day my friend Marie asked me if I wanted their dry sink… I asked her to send me a pic-


I’ve never done a furniture makeover, and maybe I was biting off a little more than I could chew. But I’m one for a challenge so what the heck.

Who am I to turn down free furniture anyway?

She dropped it off and I got to work.

First The Honey and The Kid sanded the paint off the top with the hand sander. They used 80 grit then 120 grit.

Then I wiped the whole thing down with a damp rag to get the saw dust off.

Next I put the door back together with some wood glue and little nails, and I took all the hardware off.

By this point I was starting to get excited. I pulled all the drawers off and set them with the door. I didn’t want to have to sand the whole piece down because I’m lazy (its true). So instead I started with a coat of Cover Stain Primer.This does exactly what the name says…. it covers stain. Its stinky so make sure you are in a ventilated area.

Next I painted it white with interior paint in semi-gloss. I painted the cabinet and the drawers separately.


While that was drying I spray painted the handles black.

Next up I painted the base cabinet, except for the top because I knew I was going to stain that.

Once the base cabinet was dry I was ready for stain! I put painters tape around the entire top of the cabinet so I wouldn’t get any stain on the paint. I started the top with Minwax Pre-Stain. When you are staining wood it’s great to use because it helps you to get a smoother, more unified color.

Up next STAIN!!! I chose Minwax Classic Grey and I love it!

I put on 3 coats because I wanted a darker grey color. Once that was dry I finished it off with a coat of polyurethane.

That’s it! Here’s the finished product, what do you think?


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