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RE: Painting Bathroom Vanity (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: lynnencfan on 09.11.2007 at 10:29 am in Manufactured Homes Forum

My husband and I redid our Master bathroom last fall and all I did was put 3 coats of white semigloss on the cabinets. They were the oak color before we painted - I have had no problems with peeling or chiping of paint. I also repainted the hardwear a dark green to match the countertops - I used the craft patio paint for that - again no problems with it chipping. Like sweet98 said - paint is your friend - have fun.....

Lynne

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Blues

posted by: AmySRQ on 11.06.2005 at 09:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

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Before and After - Avocado Bathroom Update

posted by: equest17 on 07.31.2009 at 12:27 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Some of you may remember my post regarding the guest bath in our 70s home. I like earthy, warm tones and the bath fixtures all function fine, so I wanted to work with the avocado colors and update on a budget. Well, I finished most of the work a few months ago, but since were using the bath, I had to wait until my husband went out of town to complete the counter tops. I finally did, and heres what I have so far. We havent decided what to do about the floor yet, so I left the quarter round on the vanity white, but that will change eventually. I dont have many accessories and I havent finished the matching window valance, but I was eager to take photos while everything was clean and tidy.

The walls are SW Ecru; the photos don't show it well, but it made a huge difference and I really love this shade. I primed and base coated the laminate counter with SW Harmonic Tan and sponged on various acrylic paints for a faux granite look. The fabric is Waverly Indienne on the bottom and just something I found to match at Hobby Lobby for the top. The curtain rod is a bamboo pole I cut to fit, and I have another matching one for the future window valance. I've since added trim to the shower curtain and may use the same trim on the paper shades I bought at the thrift store for $1 each. I'm still considering different sconces, but these look nice for now (one needs to be rewired, hence the unlit bulb). All in all, I've only spent about $75 since I repurposed several things, like the mirrors from another bath, leftover grasscloth wallpaper and paint, etc. The faucets will be changed out for brushed nickel, which will be the biggest expense.

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clipped on: 08.20.2010 at 02:05 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2010 at 02:05 pm