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9 Brilliant DIY Old Sink Plans You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

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Part of remodeling or upgrading your home is having leftover parts that you need to figure out what to do with. You can throw them away, but that’s often a waste of a perfectly good appliance.

An old sink probably doesn’t quite fit into your new kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, but that doesn’t mean you should just throw them out.

Here are nine different ideas for repurposing that old sink into something wonderful and new.

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The 9 Brilliant DIY Old Sink Plans

1. DIY Sink Fountain by Our Fairfield Home & Garden

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Photo Credit: Our Fair Field Home And Garden
Materials: Sink, clear tubing, silicone, 5-gallon bucket, pots, plants, a pump, and any decorations
Tools: None
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you’re looking for a unique way to reuse an old sink, check out this DIY sink fountain.

It is an extremely fun way to reuse a sink. Even better, with a bit of creativity, you can have a sink garden, but with your own spin on it. Let your imagination run wild with this sink fountain idea!

2. DIY Garden Sink by Cherry Hill Cottage

diy old cast iron sink
Photo Credit: Cherry Hill Cottage
Materials: Sink, soil, and plants
Tools: None
Difficulty Level: Easy

This is one of the most popular ways to reuse an old sink. If you have an old cast iron sink, this guide will walk you through everything that you need to know to turn it into a beautiful garden.

The good news is that the transformation is easier than you think!

3. DIY Garden Sink by Hometalk

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Photo Credit: Home Talk
Materials: Sink, soil, plants, and a metal pole
Tools: Welder
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This simple outdoor garden sink involves you taking a regular kitchen- or bathroom-style sink and turning it into a beautiful outdoor garden sink.

Like all outdoor garden sinks, it comes with built-in drainage, which is a huge perk when you’re trying to keep all your plants growing without root rot.

4. DIY Herb Garden Sink by JunkInJane

diy sink and sewing base
Image Credit: Junkin Jane
Materials: Sink, sewing stand, soil, and herbs
Tools: None
Difficulty Level: Easy

You don’t always need to do a great deal of work to reuse or transform an old sink. While this herb garden sink uses an old sewing stand as a base, you can use just about any old stand that you might have lying around.

This idea is all about introducing extra creativity into your garden, and you get a great-looking garden sink with natural drainage! This just goes to show that you don’t have to overthink things for this project to look great.

5. DIY Outdoor Sink from Ana White

diy outdoor sink
Image Credit: Ana White
Materials: 2 ½” screws, wood filler, 120-grit sandpaper, wood conditioner, paintbrush, wood, laminated pine board, sink, and paint
Tools: Miter saw, chop saw, and a screwdriver or drill
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

While this outdoor sink isn’t the easiest DIY project to complete, there’s no denying that it will be great-looking results. This isn’t just another way to reuse an outdoor sink; it’s a way to make it pop as part of a great outdoor piece.

While it might not be the easiest, if you have woodworking experience and all the right tools, it’s not the hardest DIY project either.

6. Simple DIY Outdoor Sink from Designs by Studio C

diy outdoor sink
Image Credit: Designs By Studio C
Materials: Sink, faucet, and sprayer, wood, screws, pocket hole screws, wood glue, and silicone caulk
Tools: Saw and drill
Difficulty Level: Easy

While this simple outdoor sink might not look quite as nice as the previous one on this list, it gives you the same result. Basically, this is the more rustic, easier to complete, DIY version of the same sink.

But don’t let that description steer you away. It looks great and is much easier to complete. Even better, these plans enable you to customize the entire sink to whatever dimensions you want or need.

7. Outdoor DIY Utility Sink by Today’s Homeowner

diy outdoor utility sink
Image Credit: Todays Home Owner
Materials: Sink, wood, wheels, and screws
Tools: Saw and drill
Difficulty Level: Easy

While many of the sinks on this list look great, unless you have the right location for them, they’re not all that useful. You can’t say that about this outdoor utility sink. With wheels right on the bottom, you can easily move this around to whatever outdoor project you’re completing.

It’s also an easy project to complete, and if you have enough scrap wood lying around, you might not even need to purchase anything to make this portable outdoor utility sink.

8. Cheap DIY Outdoor Sink by Hometalk

diy outdoor sink
Image Credit: Designs By Studio C
Materials: Sink, wood, hardware, 5-gallon bucket, tubing, and fittings
Tools: Wrench, saw, and a drill
Difficulty Level: Moderate

If you’re looking for an outdoor sink that you can easily hook up and connect when you need it, this cheap outdoor sink might be for you.

Even better, to get water flowing through it, all you need is a garden hose, which means you get a fully functional outdoor sink without spending much money or doing much work. Plus, it’s a great way to reuse your old sink, making this project a real win-win-win.

9. Outdoor DIY Kids Mud Kitchen by 1001 Gardens

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Image Credit: 1001 Gardens
Materials: Sink, pallet, screws, and old kitchen appliances
Tools: Saw and drill
Difficulty Level: Easy

This guide shows you a few different ways to transform your old sink into an outdoor mud kitchen for the kids.

This way, you get to reuse your old kitchen sink, and your kids will love the new addition to their outdoor playset!

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Final Thoughts

Now that you have these great ideas of how to reuse your old sink, it’s time for you to start brainstorming how to use the ideas to incorporate your old sink into your home and décor.

There’s potential for a great statement piece here, you just have to know what to do with it and take the time to do it!

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