Repurposing an Old Pedestal Sink Into a Planter

Pamela Field
by Pamela Field
An old pedestal sink makes for a great planter for the garden. It already has the drain built in!
Pedestal sink planter
Creeping jenny, begonias, caladiums, impatiens add color to my yard and brings new life to my old, unused sink.
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  • Jodi Jodi on Jan 30, 2017
    How do you anchor the sink upright? Also-did you string any irrigation into it?
  • Pamela Blunt Pamela Blunt on Aug 24, 2018

    Gosh, thanks! I am replacing my pedestal sink with another one. The old one has some flaws, but this is a perfect idea. Maybe it could also be a birdbath? I am going to put it in a rock garden near birdfeeders. Great, never thought of this idea!!!

  • Joan w Joan w on Sep 05, 2020

    How is it anchored to the ground and did you glue or caulk the top to the bottom?

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 08, 2017

    What's old is new. After most homes got indoor bathrooms, it wasn't too long before some of that ceramic had to be replaced. The old outhouse became filled in and covered in strawberries. The sinks were homes for petunias, the bathtubs for tomatoes, and the tanks and bowls of toilets for asters, ivy, and mums. Who would throw away big ceramic sontainers? They had so many uses. Best wishes 😇

    • Pamela Field Pamela Field on Aug 09, 2017
      So true, Jewell! What better way to appreciate them most than to line them with beautiful flowers? :D
  • JUWEN JUWEN on Sep 16, 2020

    Yes, i was. I just recently bought 2 pedestal sinks from a marketplace. Can't wait to do it. Sadly, i didn't have enough money to get the toilet too.