Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bathroom Cabinet Makeover

When we bought this house 9 months ago, the guest bath left a lot to be desired. The sink cabinet was painted a horrid shade of brown, that in my opinion, never should be used in a bathroom. The walls and the ceiling were painted a dark shade of wheat, a big boring mirror hung over the sink and a useless wall cabinet painted in the same horrid brown hung above the toilet.



This small little bathroom will someday be gutted and enlarged by imposing upon the large walk in closet behind one of the walls, but until then, something had to be done with this little nightmare.


Having already painted the walls a soft gray and the ceiling white, during the summer when I painted the rest of the house, the only thing to do was paint the cabinet a couple of coats in the same shade of gray that I used on the bookcase in the study... simple enough, shouldn't take more than an after noon, right?


Well,  that was the plan before I started looking online for some inspiration. Somehow my search for painted bathroom cabinets, (boring by the way) turned into a French furniture search.
So out came the sand paper, glaze, stencils, Rub 'n Buff and all kinds of enthusiasm.


After painting over the hideous brown paint with Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray, I lightly sanded it and then applied a few applications of glaze mixed with SW Porpoise.


On the doors, I lightly dabbed Rub 'n buff over an old stencil made for raised plaster.



I used small sections of the stencil across the top panel of the cabinet, over lapping the sections to make one continuous pattern.


And to give it the look of French furniture, I highlighted all the edges by lightly painting on more Rub 'n buff




I found these classic glass door pulls at Hobby Lobby, I think they add to the vintage French look.


I plan on replacing the chrome faucet with this champagne finish faucet from Delta.



The mirror above the sink, belonged to my Grandmother, it has lots of silver 'age spots' that you find in vintage and antique mirrors. The ruched shower curtain is from Target, and so far all I have on the counter is a simple bouquet of dried lavender in a Val St. Lambert crystal vase that belonged to my Mother.






This little make over did take longer than an afternoon, it took several, and even though it might not be the quintessential  French style bathroom cabinet that we all dream of , it's certainly not the nightmare that it was before.



I think when the time comes, I might actually use it in the remodel.




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Shabby Creek Cottage Transformation Thursday
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55 comments:

Sue@House Pretty said...

Beautiful!!! You put a TON of work into this makeover, and it definitely shows! By the way, that "rock" on your left hand is gorgeous, as well, lol!

Becky Crutcher said...

Very nice, it looks like a gorgeous piece of furniture now! (Visiting from Savvy Southern Style)

Becky @ Posh Pink Giraffe

NanaDiana said...

It looks really, really great! I love how it turned out- you took it from looking like a "builder's grade" bathroom up to a luxury one. Great job! xo Diana

Teri said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Wow! Thanks for sharing how you did everything. Where did you purchase your stencil? Thanks!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love your blog! You tackle some very interesting projects... just like your bathroom cabinet. It is gorgeous!!!! I love what you are doing with your "new" home!!! I am a new follower!
Come visit Tutorials Tips and Tidbits tonight, you are featured!

a shade fancier said...

I found you on a blog party and can't believe you redid your bathroom cabinet in the exact way I have been wanting to do mine!! Many , many thanks for sharing. I think I will definitely give this project a try. Thanks again, I am now a follower.

Gypsy Heart said...

A very beautiful transition! Love the color of the cabinet and the stencil design. Did you recently purchase it? Just wondering where you found it ~ The mirror is stunning! I have a "thing" about mirrors it seems. :)

xo
Pat

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped in...wonderful makeover!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lisa,
Oh my...this is one beautiful DIY makeover. Thanks for sharing it at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT!! What a beautiful makeover!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

Gorgeous! Wow, magazine worthy ;) I'm a new follower!

Shelia said...

Oh this turned out so pretty! I love the color you chose and the stenciling just makes your cabinet. Now I love your pretty ring on your painting finger! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann vonBehrens said...

Nice job. It looks like a custom cabinet.
I would love to have you share it at my Restyled Sundays party.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Beautiful job. Tres chic! {discovered you on Delightful Order}

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, you did a great job on this, Lisa! I love the way it turned out with the paint color, the stencils and the rub n buff. I think all three things came together perfectly on this project. Love the mirror, too. It looks like a gorgeous French bathroom now!

Ivy and Elephants said...

OMG!! What a makeover! You did a gorgeous job, the paint effects are perfect. Fabulous color choices.
Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration.
Hugs,
Patti

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

A true rags to riches transformation! It's hard to believe it's the same room!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Wow! Talk about making lemonade from lemons! Turned out beautifully! Love the colors.

Rita said...

OMG Gorgeous makeover! doesn't look the same cabinet. In fact it looks simply stunning now and oh so chic!
rita

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This transformation is absolutely gorgeous, the addition of the stenciling really brings it up a notch in the "amazing" catagory. Great Job!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I am so impressed with the redo of this cabinet and the whole bathroom is fabulous. Great job. Thanks so much for the visit, I am thrilled to find your blog and I am your newest followr. Hugs, Marty

Charlotte Des Fleurs said...

Hi Lisa,

Absolutely gorgeous make-over. It is marvelous how just a few changes can make such a big difference. LOVE the charming stencils and glass knobs. A simple color scheme really makes the charming details "pop".

Did you REALLY have your fancy engagement ring on when you did that work? Hope not. I lost the center stone on mine because I left it on while covering my fountain base with stone.

Katherines Corner said...

Wow, it is beautiful, you did a great job. I love your ring too by the way. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started Friday :-)

The Refeathered Roost said...

What a wonderful job and transformation. So impressed with your artistry. Your bathroom looks totally different and charming.
melinda

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Beautiful transformation. I love French anything too and this is so sweet.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful job on the cabinet. Love the details and finish.

housewifehowtos said...

This is a truly stunning transformation! I've been looking for inspiration to change my tiny little guest bathroom, and this look is exactly my taste. Thank you for sharing!

I found you via The Dedicated House and would like to invite you to join my How To Tuesday Link Party, too!
http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-7/

Judy K said...

This is one amazing transformation. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Pamela said...

What a beautiful transformation! I inspired for our master bath.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lisa, All of your changes turned this bland bathroom into a beauty. I love the paint treatment on the vanity.
xx, Sherry

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

That certainly is a gorgeous transformation...everything is just perfect and the finishing touch will be that new faucet!
I will be following you, now...hope you'll have a moment to stop by and take a look @ my blog!

Cottage and Broome said...

One of the most beautiful bathroom makeovers I've seen in a long time! You did a wonderful job, worth the extra afternoons you spent. Will be your newest follower, hope you will stop by and visit, Laura

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Now that is an amazing transformation. Blew me away when I saw the before photo. Well done on such a beautiful job.
Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

Nanci said...

Very pretty and inspiring. Please share the source for your stencil.

Anne said...

I love the look of this!! Great job!

Wild Oak Designs said...

You did a simply amazing job! The bathroom looks like you have a professional job. Wanna come do mine ? LOL Thanks for the inspiration.
Come for a visit....
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

lynn cockrell said...

Great job on your vanity! It looks quite French to me. So pretty.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Lisa, This is the first time visiting your blog and I really enjoyed it. Your transformation for the bathroom is over the top lovely! You did exquisite work. Very soft and bright with detail. I am your newest follower! Be Blessed and have a wonderful weekend~~~Roxie

Claire Rose said...

Ooh la la- love the new look on this vanity- I'm your newest follower!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Hi Lisa, you've done it again! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. See you tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

thepaintedapron.com said...

So awesome, love everything, very inspired to try something like this now! Thanks for the step by steps too,
Jenna

michele said...

love it! looks like a million bucks!

michele

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Melissa Owczarzak said...

Wow!! What an amazing job, it looks so chic. <3 it!!

Lauren Shults said...

Hi! I have been looking all over for a place to contact you guys! :) I have a question about one of the bathrooms you re-did! Please contact me at my e-mail! laurenmichelle0l@aol.com :) Thank you!

Daisy said...

gosh that's so stunning and cute, love it! <3

xo Daisy

The Mandarine Girl

city said...

thanks for share..

Darryl Iorio said...

Sometimes, it takes time to transform your bathroom. Most of the time, you wouldn’t be satisfied until you achieve the kind of look you want for your bathroom. Well, it’s great that your makeover turned out wonderful. It is more appealing than the previous one. Nice choice of faucet, huh? I’m sure you’re happy with it because the design was great. :D

Darryl Iorio

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Its looks like WOW!!!!. Very much impressive.Its a great job to makeover.
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ben linus said...

Wow, that's really fantastic , i really appreciate your work, you have done nice job. This transformation is absolutely gorgeous, the addition of the stenciling really brings it up a notch in the "amazing" catagory.
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Eric H. Emerson said...

Hii.
Really great. In your bathroom furniture vintage touth is there. Please carry on the new and unique designs for bathroom.

CHRISTIAN MORGAN said...

Hey! Lisa this is really an eye catching collection of bathroom furniture and they are really great and I think if I will get those in my bathroom. I am not going to come out of my bathroom. Really made me to stop on your blog.
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Patrick Oneal said...

Your first picture the stencil add details in your cabinet it makes its more vintage, and coordinates with the painting you did.


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