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 :)


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I want to paint the cabinets in my bathrooms and I loved how yours turned out. Thanks for the tips and the inspiration. Your bathroom turned out great!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Garrett Family said...

So, when are you coming over to paint my cabinets?! If only we lived closer! I love the blue color you added and with the white - divine!

Sunbasilgarden said...

Thanks so much girls! I'm really excited with the new look and on a budget helps me smile too.

Good luck with your projects.

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Quintescentials said...

Your new bathroom looks wonderful! I love how a fresh coat of paint can spruce up old cabinets. I recently did a similar project in my bathroom, and I didn't want to replace the cabinets because my father built them. I repainted them and added new hardware. They look like new, but they still have the sentimental value.

Sunbasilgarden said...

Love that story Quinte! Thanks so much. I bet they look great. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint.