Drum roll please….announcing the most fabulous bathroom sink!
Ok, ok I know you can’t tell exactly what’s going on here. The left side is the side that fits perpendicular against the wall and you would stand in front of the sink on the right side. It’s a tight workspace so I was limited to the angle I could take the picture from.
This is the sink in front of the future backsplash (don’t mind the marks, this is the back of the marble)…
I’m trying to decide if I should apply any color to the sink. I’m not going near acid stain for this. There’s a product called SoyCrete which is a Soy based stain that penetrates the concrete. It’s supposed to be much more predictable and the sample color is the actual finished color. However, you have to consider that you don’t know what color the original product was that was stained which of course will effect the end result. I’m going to do some research and find out if there are any paints that could be used.
Now on to the technical part of how the sink was actually made. The carpenter carefully calculated all the angles of the sink basin and created a form made of plywood coated with formica. There were two parts to the form, an interior structure that formed the inside of the sink and an exterior structure that formed, guess what, the exterior.
Interior with rebar
Form filled with concrete
Newly poured sink without form
And voila, the most fabulous concrete sink!