My Sister, Scarlett’s Husband went out of town and there were a few projects that
she wanted to get done around the house while he was gone.
Her bathroom vanity
was always something she wanted to change.
I headed over to her house at about 9pm and we got started!
I made the mistake of messing with my paint sprayer
(which was a new sprayer that I just got, but I did not clean it out properly, so I ruined it.. BIG mistake..
Note to self always take the time to clean out the gun!)
for about an hour and a half,
it was a BIG waste of time!
We ended up hand painting the vanity and it turned out great!
Material you will need:
180 grit sandpaper
We started with a standard builders vanity.
Let’s get started!
1. Sand down the vanity!
2. Wipe down the vanity with an old sock
(this is a new trick that I have loved! It gets all the dust and leaves no lint!)
3. Once you clean every thing up, start to tape off the area and put paper down on the floor.
4. Now its time for paint… we picked a PERFECT grey color.. somewhere in blogland someone said this was a great color.. so without knowing what it would look like we got the number and picked up the paint… I LOVE IT!!!!
Not sure why I got a satin finish.. it should have been semi-gloss
but we are going to add a sealer so it will be okay.
We used only about a quart of paint. I would recommend buying a gallon there is nothing worse then running out of paint, and then you will have extra for touch ups!
5. We hand brushed the whole thing.. it probably took us about an hour and a half or so for us to paint the outside and inside of the vanity.
Then we cleaned up and we were done! It was such a quick and easy project and it made a Big, BIG difference!
Scarlett added crystal knobs from Hobby Lobby and her new curtain from Anthropologie.
The last thing for the bathroom redo was to spray paint a little cabinet that Scarlett had.
It was a old piece from my moms house.. it was a dirty cream color.
We spray painted it a light pink color.
Here is the before:
Here are the AFTER shots. Much better!
What do you think about the painted vanity and little pink cabinet?
Is this project something you would do?