I’m so excited about the way our bathroom vanities turned out. I’m probably more excited that I was finally able to put all my crap back inside them. You never realize how much stuff is in there until you dump it into the tub for a week for
Here it is!
I only cleaned off the top of one of the vanities, so you’re only getting to see that one for now
Not terrible, but definitely not exciting. Plus, it’s hard to tell in this picture but they were a strange reddish stain that looked very poorly applied.
I’m not gonna lie, this wasn’t a fun project, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as the kitchen cabinets (probably because there were only two of them instead of a whole room). Plus, it was essentially free, so that always helps.
I used the rest of my Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit that I bought for the kitchen. After I applied two coats of bond coat, I applied two coats of my paint, which is Valspar La Fonda Mirage. Then coated it with two coats of Polycrylic (because I was out of the protective coat that comes in the kit). All of the paint was from previous projects, so I didn't have to buy any.
TIP: When refinishing things like this, don’t try to be lazy. It always gets me into trouble. Like when I decide I can “paint around the hinges.”
And when that doesn’t work out, it’s “I’ll just paint them and then they’ll blend in.”
And then when that doesn’t work out, it’s “I’ll take the hinges off and strip them.”
And then you’re back where you started.
The knobs are actually two pieces. The knob itself is from our guest bathroom. We replaced the knobs in that bathroom back in January and I saved the knobs that we removed from those cabinets.
I bought the backplates from our local Habitat ReStore for $0.25 each, so $4 for 16 plates (you can find them HERE for $4.27 each). That was the only money I spent on this project. Yay! I spray painted the plates and knobs in Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I think the backplates make a huge difference in the look of the knobs. They were a little plain before.
TIP: When spray painting things like knobs that wont sit on the ground themselves, find something to prop them up on. I had some pieces of styrofoam, stuck nails through it and set the knobs on the nails.
What do you think? Did you have a good weekend?