you painted what?


I painted the bathroom sink.

No. Really. I did.


Sounds a bit crazy, right?  But when you’ve looked at this ugly day in and day out …


Bathroom Sink Before

for 17+ years …

… inthe most visited room in our house

… I figured I couldn’t possibly make things worse.

Plus with the white painted board and batten moulding planned for this space, that beige cheap faux-marble-look fiber glass sink was going to stand out …

… and not in a good way.

Instead of ooh’ing and aah’in over my  moulding and balloon shade and hooks and numbers …

Powder Room Makeover After Numbered Hooks_thumb

… and new faucet (that ‘our sponsor’ installed for me all by himself with nary a curse uttered) …

Powder Room Makeover After Faucet_thumb

…  and the moulding I added around the mirror slab  …

… all anyone would take away is that ugly old sink.

They wouldn’t be talking about my moulding, numbers, hooks, balloon shade, faucet, or mirror …

Powder Room Makeover After Hanging Basket_thumb[2]

… instead they would be whispering behind my back about “why in the world didn’t she replace that ugly old beige faux-marble-look fiber glass sink.”

Bathroom Sink Before

So I really had no choice but to paint it …

… and how did I do it you ask?  How did I successfully paint over the ugly?

Here’s how …

1.  I purchased this product from a home improvement store for $36.00


2. Then I watched this YouTube video (they use a different product but the steps are the same)

3. I followed the box and YouTube instructions to a tee … with extra special attention paid to surface prep.  Apparently if you fail to prep properly you will end up with an epic fail …

And presto chango, I ended up with this …

Powder Room Sink After 3

Believe me, it’s a far cry from perfect …


There are some brush strokes visible …

Powder Room Makeover After Sink & Mirror

… and I didn’t tape off the drain perfectly.

But I’m A. O. K. with that.

I’m going with it adds a bit of old world charm …

Powder Room Makeover After Faucet

… you know, because in the olden days porcelain wasn’t perfectly smooth.

And I just totally made that up.


The full bathroom remodel can be found by clicking here ….

Oh, and the sink has been holding up well.  Here’s how it looks close to two years later …


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I loved this sink so much, I painted another one in my home. This time I have a step-by-step tutorial with pictures of each step along the way. Just click here …
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  1. says

    LOL…. I’m glad you clarified or a new wives tail would have been born…. “YOU know Margaret, back in the day porcelain wasn’t perfectly smooth”. I so would of believed you!


  2. says

    Love the new sink color. I think it was the right choice, you might have noticed the brushstrokes if it were a bold color, but that blends right in and you hopefully won’t tire of it. Do you think white will become as passe as bisque in 20 years?

  3. says

    I would have never thought that paint would be an option. I’d love to hear how it holds up because there’s a blue(!) sink in my bathroom that really needs to not be blue. Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    hahahah, all you have to do is ask 85 year old Lou what porcelain was like back in the day! I’ve been thinking of doing this on a peach tub we have in a rental property…glad to hear you’re happy with it! It looks great.

  5. says

    Hi, I am a new follower, GRC and Linky. I just finished checking out several posts about your powder room redo. They were very informative and I enjoyed your humor.
    I did my bathroom mirror the same way, even using the Loctite power grab. Boy that stuff stays put so you had better know it is where you want it. I saw a post using liquid nails. They had mops, brooms and all sorts of things propped on the mirror trying to hold it in place. That’s why I chose the power grab.
    Your bath looks really nice, I like the board and batten.

  6. says

    Wow! That is amazing! I never even knew you could paint sinks like that. I love how you made that up about porcelain. Ha! Thanks for linking up with us at #findingthefunny!

  7. says

    Interesting! I would love to know how it holds up eventually! It looks great!

  8. says

    Great idea! We have a master tub jacuzzi…It’s off white, the sink is off white, the toilet is off white! AHHHH! I would love to paint them all. Well, I guess the toilet is pushing it! Hmmmm?


  9. says

    SO. How is the sink holding up??? It’s been about a month or so, right? I REALLY need to know!


    And did I mention that I think you are swell? I was thinking it.


  10. says

    OMG!!! I think I have officially seen it all…..I can stop blogging now. :) I totally would do this btw….totally paint my sink. And now I wish I had an old sink to paint cuz this is the coolest project evah!! Love how it turned out and yes, back in ye olde times, sinks were always, ALWAYS rough in appearance……;)

    Love it!

  11. Anonymous says

    To Jessica @ Stay at Home-Ista:

    Yes, white will most likely be passe in much less than 20 years, but style is cyclical…maybe even bisque will be back in style in a few years (it will just have a new name). Today’s popular retro style was once the 1950s…1960s…1970s…new style. To everything…turn, turn, turn….

  12. says

    You’re my kinda girl! Ok, I loved your painted jars, but painted sink, love! I painted a love seat that I felt couldn’t be any worse, so what the heck, let’s do it. Your sink looks great! How’s it holding up? Thanks for dropping in on my No Sew Window Valances. I’m a fan of your blog!!

  13. Melissa says

    Ive read reviews of doing this to sinks and tubs.. some said it chips after a while of use. Has this happened to you?

  14. iplayoutsidethebox says

    I wish I could get that youtube video link to work…I’d love to see the process. Your sink look marvelous!

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