If you are like us, there are times when you remodel a room early on in home ownership, you make hasty decisions that you later regret… for us, it was the extra bathroom downstairs that is most frequently used by our guests.
|The blue wall isn’t very pretty in this pic |
and my photo skills have improved 🙂
|A quick shot of the ceiling! Wish I had a Before photo…|
I absolutely love the look of chippy painted furniture and the vanity was showing some wear already… so after I painted the entire vanity and medicine cabinet gray, I roughly sanded the edges to allow the white pressed wood to poke through. Like my other projects I finished with light and dark waxes (my new favorite aging technique).
I found some leftover chippy painted knobs from another antique we had reclaimed and added a drawer pull to the top panel. And for my favorite part… we sliced a round wood deck finial in half (found for a few bucks at our local hardware store) and added it to the base for that extra furniture-like detail.
I love, love, love this easy transformation! We made a mistake by purchasing a boring cabinet – but perhaps you moved into a home with a stock bathroom vanity. This is a GREAT way to turn it into a piece of furniture you can be proud of [or less embarrassed by]! Don’t be discouraged… paint and a little hardware can transform all that is boring!
Want to see how we changed our wall sconce lights by using a Ball jar instead? Click here.
|Little details matter too… a close up of two old corbels we added under
the medicine cabinet to help complete the rustic cottage look.