I am still trucking along on this One Room, One Month, $100 challenge and loving how this bathroom is turning out.
Last time I showed you my bathroom it looked like this. There was a fresh coat of paint on the walls – a vast improvement over the pepto bismol pink before. You can see the before + all the paint details here. But the bathroom was still drowning in a sort of bland sea of white. And the cabinet needed some work with a missing handle that had fallen off and broke. and lots of rough/water swollen corners and edges.
But here’s how it looks now! So much more custom and up to date and just pretty!
Another before from this side.
And after from this side!
So here’s how I got there. First I removed all the handles and sanded any rough spots.
Then it was time to paint. I chose to use this American Decor Satin Enamels paint which is specifically made for furniture and cabinets. I first tried just the darker gray paint (Smoke Gray) but it was a bit too dark than I was wanting so I mixed 1/2 of Smoke Gray with 1/2 of Gray Taupe and it was perfect!
I used a brush to paint the whole thing just because it was small and the enamel paint was good at hiding brush marks.
I tried several times to get that toilet paper holder off and even broke a small screw driver trying to get the tiny hidden screw on the bottom to budge with no success. So I left it but didn’t want to leave it silver. So I grabbed some black (Relic) Chalky Finish paint and some dark brown creme wax. I painted the silver toilet paper holder with the black chalky finish paint (2 coats) and then applied a heavy coat of wax.
I was very surprised how close it looks very close to Oil Rubbed Bronze!
I ended up spray painting the hinges with some Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and they seem to be doing great. I opted to replace the handles – I love cup pulls so changed the drawers to these Oil Rubbed Bronze cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware. And got these basic knobs for the doors. I did order one extra cup pull for that faux panel below the sink – debating about adding it? What do you think?
Super happy with how this turned out! A few more projects to go in this bathroom!
Spent so far – $15.95
Spent for this project – $9.90
- paint- already had from working with DecoArt
- Cup pulls – $7.40
- Cabinet knobs – $2.50
Total spent –$25.85
See what else everyone else that participated in the One Month/$100 challenge got done this week.