Outdoor Sink/Potting Table

So.

On Friday I bought myself this magazine

at my happy place, Barnes + Noble:

magazine small spaces big

Look at this idea

for an outdoor sink/potting table!

magazine sink in backyard

Do you see what’s happening here?

Looks like someone put some legs

on an old sink,

hooked up the faucets to the outdoor spigot

+ placed a galvanized bucket underneath

to catch the drain water.

G E N I U S !

magazine-sink-in-backyard-1.jpg

Wow, could we use something similar

next to our back door,

replacing this bench + birdhouse vignette:

backyard next to door

Here’s the same space in yet another configuration,

being photo-bombed by Chloe the Dachshund.

backyard next to door with chloe

As you can see,

we have the galvanized bucket-drain situation handled.

We also had a long, vintage kitchen sink,

similar to the one used in the magazine,

magazine-sink-in-backyard-2.jpg

but wouldn’t you know it — we SOLD IT!

Seller’s remorse!

No worries, though.

I bought this vintage cutie at a garage sale for $10!

sink from yard sale

Sorry for the bad snapshot,

but you get the idea — isn’t it perfect?

Now all we need is a table.

Perhaps G.O. could make one himself,

like this project from last summer,

table with pipes that greg made

for which he repurposed an old wooden ironing board top

+ some black pipe from Menards.

Sold it, though!

He could make another large table/island

like this recent project,

table ski jet

made from reclaimed lumber

+ an outboard motor shipping frame.

Turns out we sold that, too,

but we might just still have this old table:

table white top painted green sides

We got it at some long-past flea market

or perhaps another garage sale.

I can’t remember;

nor can I remember if we still have it!

I’ll check, though, so stay tuned!


2 responses to “Outdoor Sink/Potting Table

  • nancy

    I’ve been wanting to do that for some time now! Unfortunately, I gave no spare spigot😣

  • cardinalkay64

    Nancy — we don’t really have one, either, but I’m going to ask G.O. to get one of those attachments that allows 2 hoses to be plugged into one outdoor spigot. We’ll have to snake the potting table/sink hose from around the side of the house, but that’s a small price to pay for such awesomeness! WHEN WILL IT BE WARM???? I’m really ready to get outside, can you tell? 😉

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