Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Bathroom Chronicles Part III: Vanity Affair

The vanity is one of the only pieces of furniture in a bathroom, so it needs to look fantastic.  The old vanity that’s in my existing bathroom is 21 years old, and still going strong.  It’s the perfect size for the room, has an ideal number of drawers in great sizes, and a good amount of additional storage under the sink.  Made of solid wood, this is a quality piece of furniture. 

Bathroom Vanity, Before

Because this reno project is on a budget, it made a lot of sense to salvage something that already worked perfectly in the space.  Nothing a little paint and a paintbrush can’t fix!

After removing all of the drawer and cabinet door handles, as well as the doors themselves from the vanity, I chose an acrylic latex semi-gloss paint by Behr called Bitter Chocolate (790B-7).   You can buy tester pot sizes (just a quart) from Home Depot, which is a great way to reduce waste and project cost.  Three even coats proved to do the trick, along with some new hardware.  I chose long modern handles in a brushed silver to bring the vanity up to date. 

Next step:  new counter top!
Bathroom Vanity, after paint and new hardware

Bathroom Vanity, after paint and new hardware

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