Our master bath has been a pretty big eye sore since we moved in. It is your standard builder grade bathroom with no upgrades. It is going to be a long time before we have the funds to remodel this puppy, so I decided to do my best to make it more to my liking the DIY way.
I was inspired by Heather over at a It's a Pretty Prins Life to paint my vanity with latex paint. For anyone who has hung around this blog for more than a hot second knows, I am obsessed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and all things distressed, but for this project I was going for a more modern, clean finish to go along with our bedroom. I try to keep this space a little more masculine for the hubby.
I pretty much followed Heather's instructions for the process exactly. I started by taping the walls and counter off. Next, I took my doors and drawers off and sanded everything down with my Dewalt power sander. If you don't own one of these, get one. They are under $100 and worth every penny. I use mine for tons of projects around the house. It saves a lot of time, muscle and vacuums up most of the dust you will create sanding, but I still use protection.
|No dust in these lungs.|
I enlisted my hubby's help for the hardware install. He is a lot better with a drill than me. For installing hardware, the Liberty Cabinet and Drawer Installation Template is a must. It helps you get hardware on in a snap. The hardware is from HD as well, Martha Stewart Living Bedford 3" Canopy Cup and 1-1/4" Finial Knob in nickel. These are both sold in the store.
The whole process took about three days. I did a light sanding with a high grit paper (I used 220) in-between coats and gave it a couple days to cure before putting on the hardware. Paint takes around 30 days to cure completely, so if you are worried about it getting dinged up, put a coat of poly on top. I am daring or maybe lazy. No poly for me.
One last before and after. I plan on sharing more details on the mirror, wall paint, and light in another post once I have the DIY bathroom update complete. Right now, I am happy with where it is going.
Do you have a bathroom vanity that could use a little DIY magic? Share them with me.