Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bathroom cabinet

I have been working on my powder room since we moved in, 5 years ago.  It had a horrible wallpaper and it took me weeks to take it off.  It was a floor to ceiling pink and green floral nightmare!  I pained it my favorite brick color and got the cool picture for $18.00 at Gordman's many years ago.  Last week I decided I was sick of the oak vanity.  I had been checking out Craig's list for a pedestal sink, but thought I would give painting a try first.
Here is the before.
Boring ol' oak cabinet.
for the base coat I used 2 coats of tinted primer.

Sprayed the hinges silver.

Then I glazed with a brown.

TA-DA... Bathroom is complete...
or is it??? 
I may want to paint all the woodwork yet.  I really have way too much oak in this house.  We will see, my work here is never done...

As Always, Karie


  1. Ha! I know, I'm always changing things! I like the vanity, you did a great job! I want to change our vanity to something smaller, but hubs said not this year. Paint it is! Great job!

  2. Followed your link from shabby chic cottage. Looks great, Very nice job :-)

  3. you've given me inspiration-I hate our bathroom cabinet!

  4. The new bathroom cabinet looks great! Way better than the when it was oak.

    I hope you can stop by this Sunday to my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers. :)

  5. It looks so great! I love the print in the background too! What a fun bathroom!

  6. That is a nice makeover, but you are right. When you do one project it often leads to more!


  7. I'm not a fan of those oak cabinets and your makeover really makes a wonderful difference.

  8. I agree, it really looks beautiful. Amazing collection of pictures making your blog wonderful.

  9. Good choice of color since your bathroom paint is very dramatic and sensual the combination you made with the bathroom cabinet it balances the room color.

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