Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Everything AND The Kitchen Sink

on July 4, 2015

Here’s a fantastic little DIY for an outdoor sink and counter made from old pallets. Mr. Restyle and I had this idea to find an old sink and create a fully functioning place to wash fresh veggies from our garden without dragging dirt and mud into the house every time. It also makes for a great area to pot plants and wash hands. Conveniently located right next to our BBQ. I do realize that some people might think this is a crazy idea. Never one to worry about what others think, we just went for it.

Found this old industrial looking sink which we think came from a restaurant.


A fabulous find ready to become our new backyard sink.

I love that it has a prep area in the front. It was a bit rusty and dirty but nothing a little elbow grease couldn’t take care of. I have been doing so much sanding and bending lately that I’m actually starting to tone my biceps and my thighs. Yay me! Out of 2 pallets he constructed this.


Sink surround and counter constructed from 2 old wood pallets.

I like the rustic look but it had a couple of different wood types so I decided to give it some stain from the little bit I had left over from another project.

Here it is after just a quick coat of stain.

A bit of stain later...

A bit of stain later…


It’s so cute, don’t you think?

And the best? It really, really works!

Cold running water from the attachment to the garden hose.

Cold running water from the attachment to the garden hose.

outdoor sink


One response to “Everything AND The Kitchen Sink

  1. Rude Record says:

    You have both re-created a very useful outdoor washing tub We too have an outdoor sink but not as swish as yours. It is one big trough on wooden legs but it serves the same purpose I guess. Yours howver has that very hand bench component. Love it +++


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