Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Vintage Dry Sink Edition

Duck Egg! Duck Egg! Duck Egg!

I will scream it from the roof tops. I LOVE ANNIE SLOAN'S DUCK EGG!

This vintage dry sink was a find of my husband's. He said that he "found something good". Boy was I surprised to see that this is what he found. It was in great condition, had a metal tray insert and dovetailed drawers. Not a scratch or weird smell to be found.  This was definitely a score for us.

I have had this piece sitting in my garage, unpainted, for months. It even made the move from our old garage to our new garage. Well, Kane County Flea Market time came around and I wanted a smaller sized piece to help accent our area. This was the piece and it took me about 5 seconds to decide what color to paint it. :)

I haven't painted in Duck Egg for months. I am not sure why. It is beautiful, easy to use and very sell-able. Duck Egg pieces don't last long at Carter's Cottage.

Here is the finished piece:

 I love those glass knobs.

Staged and ready to sell at Kane. FYI...It sold quickly. ;)

 Linking Up To:

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest
Finding Home
Funky Junk Interiors
Mod Vintage Life
 Coastal Charm
Shades of Amber
Primitive and Proper
Savvy Southern Style
The Rooster and The Hen
You're talking too much
diy home sweet home
How to Nest for Less
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. I was wondering what woke me up from my afternoon nap....keep it down LOL!
    You can never go wrong with ASCP very nice restyle.

  2. OMG....LOVE this!!!!!!

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  3. gorgeous! i can't believe the metal tray was still with it! so jealous you're near kane county! i've gone when visiting my family in chicago in the past and have yet to find a better hot spot for nearly everything!

  4. I love this piece and the blue is perfect. We had a dry sink like this when I was growing up and it would have been so much better painted. I would love for you to share this at Restyled Sundays!

  5. What a beautiful piece and a gorgeous color!

  6. I love duck egg also! Your dry sink turned out beautiful! I can see why it sold quickly. I'm visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

  7. Cool beans! What a great find.

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps I stopped by via Miss Mustard Seed's party.

  8. I love this duck egg color! You did a wonderful job on this piece.

  9. Duck Egg is a great seller in our shop too! We love it! Your piece looks great and I am not surprised it is GONE!

  10. I love the color Duck Egg. I've used it for several pieces and they look so good. Just found your blog and would love for you to share this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You did an amazing job. New Follower.


  11. The perfect color choice! It is beautiful.

  12. Ok....after seeing your gorgeous dry sink in that gorgeous color, my next ASCP color WILL be Duck Egg! What an amazing blue! Just perfect! Great job!

    xoxo laurie

  13. Wow! The blue is gorgeous and all the curvy lines and knobs are lovely!