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Monday, November 7, 2011

Bathroom Cabinets

So I have wanted to paint the cabinets
in our kitchen for some time
but I have never painted cabinets
and I'm kind of worried how they would turn out
cuz it's kind of a permanent
like as in if I screw this up I'm in T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

So I decided to attempt a practice run first
we are in the midst of re-decorating our bathroom
and I figured that would be a great place to evaluate
my cabinet painting abilities

Here is what I started with
(well actually this is the girl's bathroom cabinet
but ours is the exact same but apparently I didn't have
a picture on file like I thought I did)

This bathroom is gonna get a makeover soon too :)

Oh and I may have failed to mention
that I am somewhat lazy
and like re-decorating projects that involve
instant gratification - which is probably not the best thing
when painting cabinets

So I opted for Behr paint in primer in one
in Coastal Fog (LOVE this color)
I quickly sanded down the cabinets
cleaned them up
and applied 2 coats of paint

I only applied 2 coats because I knew I wanted to distress them
yes I am totally weird like that and don't like things that
look too new

After sanding them down with sand paper
I sanded them with steel wool
which created a kind of grey glazing effect
without the mess of glaze, paint or stain

And now I have "brand new" cabinets
and it only cost me $6 for the 2 sample sizes
of behr paint

Ohh I saw this idea on Pinterest and just had to try it
I attached the magazine file with some of those
3M command picture hanging strips
& it worked awesome!

Now at least the hairdryer, flatiron & curling iron
are organized...still gotta work on the rest :)

Oh and I wanted something different for our mirror
here's a sneak peak of what we are thinking...

1 comment:

  1. Saby that is beautiful! I love the color and the distressing. I love worn things too. :) I can't wait to see what you have going on with the mirror and I so have to try that hairdryer holder, that is perfect!
    Have a great day!