|March 8, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Bathrooms, Before and After, Paint|
One of my projects on my March To-Do List is to work on our half-bath. It’s a small space so it doesn’t need a ton of work, but I want to add a little character. I started with the vanity. There was nothing really wrong with it but the wood was literally the exact same color as the floor and was just blah to me so I decided to give it a little makeover Here is the before:
Instead of the cookie cutter vanity, it’s now a fun, unique piece of furniture. I sanded all the doors and drawers (the top one is not really a drawer-it just pretends to be), primed, and then painted them with a white paint we already had. It took 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. After I let that all dry overnight, I sanded some areas and used a staining technique. You put stain on a rag, and basically do the old wipe on, wipe off method until it’s the color you like. I love how it sticks to the edges and creases and gives it so much character. I’m still looking for the perfect hardware to finish it off but it already has a lot more personality.
Total for this project: $5 for the stain.
I linked this project up to Thrifty Decor Chick and: