I bought this antique dry sink at a garage sale last year. (Unfortunately, it didn't come w/ the sink part) I originally wanted to make a planter out of it, but then decided, it would be more versatile as a table. My dad helped me make a table top (he mostly did all the work and I would hand him stuff). I wanted the top to match so I tried this tutorial by frugal farmhouse: (The site no longer exists. Here's the instructions:
1. Soak some steel wool in white vinegar for at least 24 hours. (I saved it and it still works after 6 months).
2. Brew some tea (1-2 bags).
3. Brush tea on wood.
optional: let it dry
4. Brush on vinegar mixture
5. Watch it age before your eyes (it will get darker as it dries)
I did a few things differently and it still worked out.
Due to my son's broken arm, my steel wool soaked for almost 48 hours in the vinegar. (I expected the vinegar to turn dark, but it didn't)
I brushed on the tea (I used 2 bags instead of one), but didn't realize I was supposed to let it dry before applying the steel wool/ vinegar mixture. I don't think it mattered.
You can see the difference in this pic.
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