Saturday, January 29, 2011
Good bye Country - Hello Modern!
In an effort to help fight the winter blues, I pulled out the paint brushes and tackled a long standing item on my "to do" list. Remodel, (on a budget) the downstairs powder room.
Good bye Country and hello Modern.
I used this as a test to see if I could paint the existing 19 year old dated cabinets before I tackle the kitchen. And I'm quite pleased with the results. I will note, it took a lot of patience, 2 coats of BIN oil based primer, then 2 coats of latex Semi Gloss. The most difficult part was trying to find matching hinges so I did not need to drill new holes into the cabinet doors. After 2 trips to Lowe's, I gave up and purchased a good can of spray paint and used the existing hardware.
Now onto the new faucet. I was determined to learn how to do this. And I did. Again, two trips to Lowe's. Who knew you had to first uninstall and then go and purchase new piping?
A few extra dollars on new silver accents- including door knob and whalla... new and fresh!
I added some gorgeous prints from modernarteveryday, a soap dish from Bprdesigns, of course a few of my own soaps..and I'm still shopping on Etsy to cozy up the new place. Hope you enjoy a new blog post. And it's not about SOAP :)