DIY Easy Peasy Copper Bucket Vessel Sink !!!

Hello my Sparkly Friends!  Decorating my home in unique ways makes me sparkle.  I have had so many requests for a tutorial on how to create a vessel sink from an old bucket, so here it is....and it's SUPER SIMPLE!
You can use pretty much any old water sound pot or pan for a vessel sink. (If you are really brave you can try it with a large Old Porcelain  washing bowl- but you do risk it cracking.)  I made Copper vessel Sink quite by accident 9 years ago when I was redoing my house after we had a big fire.  You see, I had forgotten to order the sink I wanted for the downstairs powder room, and the contractor was ready to install it!
Yikes- I freaked out for about a second, and then remembered a picture I had seen in a Log Home magazine of a simple zinc bucket sink...   LOL   So I handed it to the contractor and said- "Here it is- just drill a hole in it please".  He looked at me in total shock and said "Uh, we can't do that".  I looked over at the plumber who by now was loving this job because of all of the unconventional things I was making them do
"YES we can" he said and took the sink into the back to drill it!  I had no base cabinet- I totally dislike "normal" base cabinets.  I had a chunk of rough sawn wood left over from my fireplace mantle and had the guys create a base for my bucket sink out of that.

It is affixed very simply to the wall on one side, the other to a free standing "leg made from a stump sawed in half.  There is a hole drilled thru the base and the bucket is drilled to the size opening needed for the drain you have purchased.  It is really simple.  You can use copper buckets, zinc washtubs, zinc coal buckets- use your imagination!


  1. That is too cool! I've been wanting to redo my bathroom for ages and will have to remember that idea for the sink.

  2. Can you share the plumbing instructions for going from bucket to sink. How to install the drain?

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  4. don't you have to counter sink the drain so that water doesn't pool around it and cause rust? That is the issue Im having as I want to use an enamel wash basin.

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