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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}

by | May 30, 2016 | Bathrooms, Decorating Inspiration, Laundry Rooms

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Many years ago my mom put a really cool deep white sink with a black undercoating in our beach house laundry room. I loved it! Ever since then I’ve had my eye out for an opportunity to use a sink like it.

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}My mom’s beach house laundry sink – Sink source (does not include wood stand)

I think trough style wall hung sinks are so fun in a laundry room or bathroom, don’t you?

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One fun little tip I learned in our English Tudor was that you can “powder coat” things such as the underside of wall hung sinks, tubs, and even heat registers, appliances, outdoor furniture or millions of other things to give them a fresh new solid coating to restore it or even just to change the color to suit your decor.

There are so many colors available you can really get creative!

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Even though these sinks may have been new to begin with, they were probably powder coated to be those pretty shades on the undersides.

We took all of our 1930s house boiler wall heat registers to be powder coated when we first moved into that house. They were covered with layers and layers of grime and old paint and I thought they might be beyond hope of being salvaged before we took them in to a local powder coating or auto body type shop. After a brand new powder coat, they were like new (almost better than new)!

A trough sink is definitely on my house goals and dreams list, I can’t imagine a more charming addition to a bathroom or laundry room!

Happy Monday!

Sources: You can find these trough sinks online HERE with options for double and triple faucets.

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  1. Barbara

    I too took my vents in to be powder coated. So much nicer and easier to clean. Love the sinks and hope one finds a way into your adorable home.

    • lynda

      What type of contractor does the powder coatings?

      • Barbara

        Lynda, I looked up powder coating on line for my area. The place I went to did tire rims, car parts, and motorcycle parts with occasional home vents. Good luck!

  2. Brooke Hatfield

    I love these trough sinks!! Great way to use powder coating!
    I also took my vents to an auto body shop for powder coating adn they came out better than new.
    Great tip!

  3. Lisa

    The turquoise!! Be still my heart. Now I need to find a spot for one of these!

  4. Helen

    That revived memories of my gradn parents house! Seeing these trough sinks in so many different colors and so nicely mounted makes me think about changing the one in our bathroom. Also did not realize that powder coating an old one was possible. There is a second hand shop for furniture in our area, I’ll have to check if they also do sinks! Thanks for a great idea.

  5. Mary

    Wow, this is awesome! Wish I had a bathroom to remodel so I could install one of these!

  6. Christine

    Just bear in mind, if you want a sink like these, that wall mount faucets are generally more expensive and definitely more difficult to find parts for. My daughter had this type faucet in the kitchen of the first house she owned.

  7. Deanna Rabe

    Oh! I love this idea! I was thinking pedestal sink for the hall bath but now…..I’m inspired!

    Thanks, Melissa!

  8. Susan

    While the style of these sinks looks great, I can’t see them being practical in a bathroom. No counter space in pretty much all of these picstures!

  9. Kathie

    I think they are great—for a laundry room where you need a big deep sink Anywhere else they look like an affectation to me unless you have a 100 year old farm house. I agree with Susan about the impracticality in a bathroom–no counter space. However I think it would be super cool to have one in the garden.

  10. Karen on Bainbridge Island

    I love this style of sink anywhere…kitchen, bath, laundry room. And the colors are all terrific.

  11. Jaclyn Lorimer

    My parents restored a gorgeous antique clawfoot tub band powder coated the underside a rich burgundy, with silver feet. It looks amazing and totally pulled their bathroom together!
    Love the idea of updating items with this!

  12. Stephanie

    I have been researching these very sinks for our boys/guest/hall bathroom! One person said they just painted the underside with regular paint! And I was concerned about no counter space at first but I figure boys have less stuff and I’ll use a mirror with a ledge or medicine cabinets on the walls. And guests are just there for a little while. I’m not giving up my pretty sink!

  13. Kristina

    Those sinks are so cool looking! We looked into the Kohler trough sink for our cabin remodel, but the only faucet that fits it (the over/under, hot/cold style) has too high of a lead content for drinking from,and is only suitable for non-potable situations. It makes me sad to see pictures of children’s batheooms with it. I hope they’ve changed it since we were looking.

  14. Inalco

    Great decoration!

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