First off I screwed up where I drilled the hole for the drain. The middle of the bowl is actually raised so the water pools in a circle around the drain:

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I'm curious what my options are now... Is there any way I can salvage this? There's about 3-4mm of standing water in a ring around the bowl.

Could I put another smaller drain in back of the bowl? I'm wondering if I could even plug the hole I drilled and not have it look awful.

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    This is more an arts-and-crafts question than one about home improvement, but the only thing that comes to mind is to fill the bottom of the bowl with transparent epoxy (like you'd use on furniture to seal in bottle caps, for example), which would leave you at least with a level surface. I'm not sure how durable it would be in a wet situation, though.
    – isherwood
    Feb 8, 2020 at 20:28
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  • Thank you, I'll try posting it there. Also thank you @isherwood I think the epoxy idea is a great one.
    – fudge
    Feb 8, 2020 at 20:48
  • what's the bowl made out of? what is the surface finish?
    – Jasen
    Feb 8, 2020 at 23:40
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    @Mazura if it's ceramic a diamond hole grinder would be the ideal tool, but even a carbide burr will work if you're patient.
    – Jasen
    Feb 9, 2020 at 5:06

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Arts and crafts , NO it was a messed up drain The only option is to have the drain line and trap below the bottom of the sink.

  • I get the impression that you didn't read the question carefully, Ed. :)
    – isherwood
    Feb 9, 2020 at 0:20
  • I have read it several times but it did not make sense or was a factory second. I have not run into that big of offset in a sink bottom.
    – Ed Beal
    Feb 9, 2020 at 23:06
  • Maybe I misunderstood your answer, which seems to discuss the pipes. Since the bowl has a thickness, the pipes already are below the bowl.
    – isherwood
    Feb 10, 2020 at 13:51

Fill the bowl with clear epoxy until it's level with the drain hole. You can then be satisfied with a flat bottomed bowl that won't drain completely, but will leave a thin film of water to evaporate instead of a puddle.

Or, continue on...

Next, use a thick, quick setting epoxy to make a slight slope from the edge of the bowl to the drain in the middle. This will establish the proper slope on the bottom of the bowl to ensure correct drainage.

No. I do not know if epoxy exists in a clear enough form to do the job without obscuring the decoration on the bottom of the bowl to the satisfaction of the OP. Just tossing out an idea a year later.

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