The vanity in our downstairs bathroom has been in dire need of a facelift. The paint was scratched and worn and the finish had started to come off the knobs a bit. I was ready for something different too.
While at Home Depot collecting supplies for another project I had grabbed some paint swatches. My oldest and I went through them all and chose the what we think is the perfect color to go with the floor, countertop and décor. I chose Elegant Charcoal (because it needs to be elegant of course) by Glidden.
On a second I second trip to Home Depot for supplies I went ahead and got a sample size container of paint mixed up and a couple of sponge brushes. I also looked at their knobs and found several I liked but they were pretty expensive. I checked Amazon and found them for a fraction of the cost so I ordered them. The day they arrived I got to work.
I removed the doors and knobs as well as the false fronts. They screw in from the back and it was pretty easy to remove them. All the hardware went into a container so nothing got lost. Then I lightly sanded the cabinet and doors.
I also took the time to mask off the walls, the underside of the edge of the countertop and put newspapers down on the floor. I spread out our trusty shower curtain/drop cloth on the entry way floor too. Everything was given two coats of paint and allowed to dry.
The false front panels went back on. Then I put the hinges back on the doors and mounted them to the cabinet. Then those fancy knobs I ordered.
|I just love these!|
I love the paint color and the new knobs really adds a little something extra. No more scratches and everything looks fresh and new.
|Ta da! All finished!|
Total cost was $2.94 for the paint, 69¢ for a medium sponge brush and 59¢ for a narrow sponge brush. The knobs were only $1.37 each! Total spent = $6.96!!
|I think it's just beautiful.|
And guess what? I only used about a third of the paint so I have plenty leftover to do the upstairs bathroom vanity. Whooo hoooo!