Saturday, July 28, 2012

Neat Old "Maid of Honor" Sink

I was out doing my normal Saturday garage-saling this morning and not having any luck!  I probably went to six or seven different sales without buying anything.  I then went to the west side of the city where I have had pretty good luck in the past.  Yes, I found stuff immediately.  (hmmm, maybe I should start on the west side from now on!)

I met a lady who was selling beautiful jewelry.  She had some banana boxes and old metal stuff off to the side that really caught my eye.   At first I was interested in the banana boxes, and although they were fabulous, they were pretty big and pretty much over my budget.

I then asked her about this sink. She gave me a price and I told her I'd think about it. As I was driving away, I decided that I had to have it! I quickly ran to an ATM and got more cash and hurried back and bought it.

It wouldn't fit in my car, so we came back later with the truck.  She said that several people had stopped to try to buy it.  I'm so glad I went back immediately when it hit me that I had to have it.  :)

I cleaned it and brought it in the house for now.  I might use it as a party cooler or maybe put it out on the back patio with annuals set in the tubs.  In the meantime it's in the downstairs kitchen.

She asked that I please not paint it.  I promised her I wouldn't!   I love the patina and love the rusty legs and wheels.

She was so sweet that she even gave me this picture as we had discussed our mutual love of gardening earlier. I love garden friends!

What a fun day of shopping!  I love the fact that I'm not looking for anything in particular when I go out, yet I usually come home with something that makes me very happy.

Thank you for your visit.


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  1. Really cool sink. I find it very interesting that the former owner, though SELLING it, felt she had the right to ask you to not paint it.

  2. That sink is sooo cool. I think a drink holder would be such a neat thing to do with it. We don't throw huge parties...but when we do, we never have enough room for cold drinks!

    I'm going over to vote for you, I've never heard of this Innovative Blogger thing.

  3. It sure would be a great drink cooler. You could make a top for it-removable of course-so you could get more use from it. It would also be a great place to store potting soil and use for a potting bench, with a hinged top.So many ideas....

  4. I so want that sink. I would use it as a cooler for drinks for a party too. It would also make a great flower planter. Lucky you. I love it:)

  5. Ooooo I love that sink!!! You have much better garage sales where you are...we mostly have ones that sell ikcy old clothes! I voted for you!

  6. What a great find! I'm glad you bought it. I also like the ideas mississippi artist gave you. And I must agree with Keetha - I can't imagine her asking you to not paint it. Maybe we needed to be there for the "tone". hehehe I know you will enjoy this for years, regardless of how you use it.

  7. What a neat find! I think it would be great to use it as a beverage cooler. I tried to vote for you again, but I guess you can only vote once.

  8. I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.

  9. What a great find, Pam! So cool!

  10. What a fantastic find! There are so many options with something like that and I love the chippy paint.

    Have a great week!


  11. Pam, What a great piece. I would have picked it right up too!

  12. I liked your blog and I posted similar to yours...

    bedroom furniture

  13. That is one fabulous find!!!! I sure would have brought it home.

  14. I love it and I also went and voted...good luck!

  15. Great find, I would love to find something like that my self!

  16. On my way to my son and daughter-in-law's house I pass by one of those tubs filled with plants just spilling out over the sides. It is just beautiful. So happy you went back for it!


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