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Any ideas on how to make a lightweight faux sink for my butcher scene? I don’t want to use a real sink for several reasons but I’m stumped! Would appreciate all your thoughts and ideas. Happy haunting!
 

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If it is for a butcher shop then I would say it would be a stainless steel sink. They are very lightweight and if you go and look at any habitat for humanity restores you may be able to find one really cheap. But yeah I like Kuroneko's idea to use a plastic tote and just spray paint it the color that you want.
 

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A storage bin was my first thought as well. It has a lip on it so you could do a cut out and drop it into the surface you are using and have it hold in place. Might be able to find one at a Dollar Tree possibly. You'd have to prep the plastic and use a metallic spray paint made for plastics. Figure $7+ for a can. I spray painted a pvc pipe one year with metallic paint for my IV drip stand and ended up needing to buy 2 cans. It wasn't as easy to paint as I thought (not that the spraying was hard :D), required a few coats and drying time between coats and some of it rubbed off on my hands (didn't prime anything or sand anything down so maybe didn't prep it properly).

Another alternative might be something like a Sterilite dishpan. Has a nice lip to it. https://www.amazon.com/Sterilite-Small-White-Qt-Dish/dp/B011AJJLTU/

If you want something made of real stainless, thinking a full-size restaurant/hotel steam table pan would also work well. Same type of cut out and drop-in install. If you have a Smart & Final, Sam's Club, etc. they would carry something like this. Otherwise the internet: 4" - https://www.kitchenrestock.com/Winco-SPF4-Food-Pan-Steam-Table-Hotel-Stainless_p_15128.html 6" - https://www.kitchenrestock.com/Winco-SPF6-Food-Pan-Steam-Table-Hotel-Stainless_p_15129.html (free ship). If you aren't familiar with these pans they are also used in buffet warming trays/chafing stations and we have a set that came with our warming drawer in the kitchen. They come in different depths and it's something you could reuse yourself in your kitchen or bbq island later for prepping, marinating meat or serving purposes. I personally hate buying accessory scene decor just for halloween. A full-size pan would be 20-3/4" x 12-3/4" x 2, 4 or typically 6" deep. I personally don't think the aluminum foil version chafing dish steam pan would look that great but that's me.


With a cheap storage bin you could cut out the plastic for a drain insert of some kind. But you could also create a silvery circle trim piece with dark "hole" in the middle and stick it on the bottom of the pan for a drain look. However if you are putting "body parts" in the sink the parts could be covering what would be the drain anyway so no need to even consider adding one.

If you want a really large and deeper "sink" the storage totes like Sterilite would give you more size and depth options.
 

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Thank you all for the great ideas!!! I have lots of options now that I hadn’t thought of! ??
 

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That was supposed to be a heart, not question marks! Ugh, I’m new to posting here, bear with me. Love you my fellow haunters.
 

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Faux? Why bother? In my case, found complete with faucet for $20. This will be the Asylum Doctor's sink. A pump will be used to have red water coming out of the faucet.
 

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You could also check any salvage places near you. I don't know about other states but I know that here in MD Habitat for Humanity has stores full of salvaged items like sinks, cabinets, fans, etc.

https://www.habitat.org/restores
 

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You should also check Craigslist or Freecycle in your area.

I just went to a salvage store in Baltimore this weekend & found an old 4 drawer filing cabinet for $35 & a vintage formica kitchen table for $250. Both aren't perfect but all the cabinet needs is some cleaning, WD40 & some paint if we want it a different color. The table needs some cleaning & rust removal on the legs but overall it's in great shape & even came with an extra leaf to make it bigger.

Here's the link for those of you in the MD area:
http://www.secondchanceinc.org/
 

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Any ideas on how to make a lightweight faux sink for my butcher scene? I don’t want to use a real sink for several reasons but I’m stumped! Would appreciate all your thoughts and ideas. Happy haunting!
Just curious on the reasons you don't want to use a real sink?
 

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You guys rock! I found a stainless steel sink for $15 so I’m going for that. LOVE ALL THE IDEAS!!
 
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