Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cabinet Makeover

The husband has been home all week and we did a little spontaneous bathroom remodel.  It was a twenty-nine year old bathroom with all original fixtures.  Today I am going to show you the makeover of the vanity cabinet.   Here is the before.  It is bad isn't it.  Most homeowners would probably pitch it.  But, we didn't plan any budget for this so we painted it.

I started with paint I already owned and this was Georgian Green a Benjamin Moore color.  It just was too yellow, maybe for another project.  I would love a chair this color. 

I started to mix my own paint with gesso.  You can read more about that here.  This color was too dark for what I was wanting.

This is what I was wanting.  This is a gray mixed with the above color. 


Here is the finished cabinet.   I distressed it a little and glazed it with a Valspar mocha glaze.  I spray painted the hardware oil rubbed bronze.  I'll put the paste wax on it later this week.  It is still a little tacky since I put three coats on it. 

 This is the only picture I have of the cabinet in place for a before comparison.  We have raised three boys and this was the one room that really took a beating.

So, it is looking much nicer.  We are still caulking and painting trim.  I will wait and show you the rest later.  We did all of the work, including the drywall with a knockdown finish.  
Thanks for stopping by.  
 Sherry
I will link to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

21 comments:

Allison Shops said...

Nice job - I love the base color and the new top looks great!
Dropping by from Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful makeover!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow! and I mean it. It came out beautifully.

Jacqueline said...

It looks great!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looking good!~ Amazing what a little paint and hard work can transform.

Momma Button said...

It looks great! Gives me hope for our 'boys' bathroom! I'll be bookmarking this project for sure.

xinex said...

It turned out beautifully, Sherry...Christine

Anita said...

What a nice makeover!! It's nice you saved the old cabinet. It looks great!!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

GORGEOUS!! I NEVER would have thought you could do anything with the 'before' because you had the hardware off of it and all, and the 'after' is just wonderful. Good for you!
Best,
Gloria

Liz said...

What a difference - looks great!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Emily said...

Sherry, I love it. I just think going from stain to paint adds so much. Great job!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Pat said...

I've been following this makeover, Sherry and enjoyed seeing the progress. You did a beautiful job!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sherry, This is a great makeover! It gives the bathroom a more decorated look. We are just finishing a bathroom upstairs, and I have yet to settle on the vanity...you have given me and idea...thank you.

Corine said...

What a transformation. It turned out great I love it!! You got me thinking :)

MT said...

You have now motivated me to get to work on our little half bath. thanks for the inspiration. your bath turned out beautifully!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great Job Sherry!! LOVE LOVE how this cabinet turned out! Martina

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

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bj said...

Oh, you did a wonderful job on this. Very pretty.
xoxo bj

CAS said...

Great transformation! Can't wait to see the rest.

Ann said...

Wow it turned out great. I have already painted my cabinet (before the color was identical to yours!)and now I want to replace the top and sink like you did--was it hard? Did you do it yourself? Please do tell!! www.housefinally.blogspot.com

Nayana Donga said...

It looks great....fantastic job!

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