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Houzz user Allison Bloch had her Brockway sink's basin bottom painted a bold and beautiful blue. "I saw the idea for this sink in a PB Kids catalog," she says. "Originally I wanted to put it in my kids Jack-and-Jill bathroom, which had white subway tile, randomly interspersed with blue subway tiles. I tried to match the sink color as closely as I could to the tiles."
"The bottom of the sink was originally rough and black and I had no intentions of leaving it that way," she explains. After spending a lot of time on internet forums about painting cast-iron fixtures, she realized a DIY project that involved a lot of chemicals was not a good choice for a pregnant woman. "It was so much easier to take it to a local auto body shop (Branning's in Princeton, NJ). Plus, the guys there were happy to have something different to do that day." The paint job cost $300.
Due to an unexpected issue, the sink could not be plumbed in the Jack-and-Jill bath it had been painted to match. "The sink ended up in the playroom bathroom, which is fine," she says. "It still gets a lot of use, and every mom who sees it loves it; I love the idea of a trough sink being shared by multiple kids at the same time."