Happy Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by! You might wonder if we ever finished our master bathroom renovation. Well, the answer is no. But almost! The last project on the list is the countertops and vanity. Want to see the progress? I’m calling this “how to paint a bathroom vanity.”
Our master bathroom renovation began February 2016. Since we did ALL of the demolition ourselves then had to wait for the siding to be replaced it took much longer than we anticipated. At long last the floors, shower and tub are all in place. The final big project is the vanity. In order to save money we decided to paint the existing vanity which is a creamy beige with brown glaze accents. It looked great when we installed it 13 years ago, but now it looks yellow and tired. Especially against the new marble floors and white trim.
So, I bit the bullet yesterday and pulled out the primer and painting supplies. I used Zinsser Bull’s Eye 123 white primer. All I did for prep work was wipe down the cabinets inside and out. Even without sanding the primer stuck to the cabinets very well. I used a brush for the recessed areas and a foam roller for the flat surfaces.
After the first coat I went back and touched up the spots where the brown glaze was showing through. Even with just the primer, the cabinets look fresh and new. I put one of the polished chrome knobs back on to see how it will look. I still need to put a semi-gloss coat of paint on top of the primer. I’m torn though on the top coat. I planned on doing a crisp white, like the trim, but we plan to do a white quartz countertop and sinks, so too much white maybe? I think a dark gray would look pretty on the cabinets too.
Since I already have the white semi-gloss paint on hand, I’ll probably give the cabinets a coat of that for now. Once we get the new countertops and sinks in place I can decide if I want to paint the cabinets gray. Or, maybe I’ll be sick of painting regardless and leave them white. Either way it will be an improvement! What do you think? White cabinets and white countertops? Or gray cabinets with white countertops?
I’m ready for this project to be done once and for all! Here is a peek at our inspiration photo below. We liked the layout of the bathroom since it was identical to ours. Thus we didn’t need to move any of the major plumbing.
And here is our bathroom mid way through. See how yellow the cabinets (and the walls) look next to the marble and white trim? 🙁 We also thought of painting the countertops and sinks, but even Home Depot didn’t think it would hold up well in a bathroom that gets everyday use. Plus, why skimp on such a major piece of the puzzle at the end? Next week I hope to get the measurements and start getting quotes on the new countertops. Since the vanity is an L-shape it will probably be pricey. Not to mention new sinks and hardware. Sigh. When we are finished, I’ll put together a source list. I think by shopping around and buying online we were able to save quite a bit of money. And we did all of the work ourselves other than the tile and plumbing.
And below is how it looks today. Almost there! Hope you have a great day! Thank you for stopping by! Let me know your vote. White or gray cabinets? (And definitely a new wall color) xoxo Dell