Monday, February 9, 2009

BATHROOM VANITY




This bathroom cabinet was oak....not my favorite. My eye tends to be drawn to painted furniture. The counter tops were a laminate green...ICK!!! I needed a quick fix that would cost me next to nothing!! I painted the counter tops. Yes, I said I painted them! A good sanding, primer, couple coats of paint and a clear sealer. They have held up extremely well!!! The color was not what I expected. I was looking for more of a stone color, so I may end up redoing them when I have some extra time. But for now.....soooo much better than that blasted green!!!

See the big covered tureen...That's where I hide my toothpaste and all the other ugly stuff that I can't find room for in the drawers. Oh, and Wouldn't this picture look sooo much better with a pretty new faucet. I'll be watching those clearance sales to see what I can come up with and I suppose I should look for a pretty little hand towel to hang on that bare towel ring.












I painted the cabinets white and added the decorative wood pieces to the top two drawers. I picked up the black knobs from Hobby Lobby for a couple bucks a piece. I removed the two doors from the front of the cabinet and added a black toile skirt. Simple and no sewing required.....right up my alley. I just draped the fabric over a tension rod. Voila!!







The main light fixture in this bathroom is on the wall above the mirror. I wanted a chandelier, but did not want to do the electrical work that it would require. I picked up this piece of junk light fixture for one dollar at a tag sale. It's not in working condition, so I figure I'll add a few candles to up the cute factor. The ribbons you see all crazy messy...well, they hold up my shower curtain. They used to be all pretty and perfect, but you all know what happens when you have kids.





All in all.....It cost me under $20 to pretty this bath up a wee bit. Not to bad if I do say so myself.


Hope everyone is doing well!


Jen




19 comments:

Forever Vintage said...

Your vanity looks really pretty. I have a similar vanity in a dark wood color as well and I have been thinking of painting it. You may have convinced me!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love the toile! And that chandelier cord cover adds a special touch!

Terri said...

Beautiful - you've done a fantastic job with it, and I love that it was so frugal, as well! :)

Janene said...

Your painted couter top is awesome!
How long have you had that? And how many coats of poly did you put on it to protect it?
I would love to do that to my laundry room!
I too love painted furniture. It makes it so very prim!

Susan S. said...

VERY Cool! I just saw a website where you can paint laminate to look like granite or stone. I may just give it a try...yours sure looks great!

"Madeline" said...

Looks great! I love the toile curtain. I used the same pattern to cover my cedar chest cushion. I don't like oak either and paint is such a great way to transform something. Madeline

Cottage Rose said...

Looks good, I so want to update my bathroom, well I did but now I have come to realise it all doesn`t matter anymores, as long as it doesn`t leak it`s all good.
Rose

Susie said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for coming over and visiting my blog. I scrolled down and checked out your posts. Your family time at the beach looked like loads of fun. The picture frame turned out really cute.

The bathroom redo turned out really good. I can't believe you painted the counter top. If I did that I can only imagine how it would turn out. It looks great!

Thistledew Farm said...

What an awesome job! I love using recycled items! You did great!

David said...

That's a lot of facelift for just a little money! Very nice!

Candy Allen said...

Hi. Saw you over on WhisperWood Cottage and wanted to stop by. I have ugly oak colored cabinets in my bathrooms so your thrifty redo is very inspiring!

Jen r. said...

This is so cute! Very pretty!

Amy said...

looks great! what a fantastic job!
Amy xx

miss gracies house said...

Very pretty, very thrifty and very creative! I've painted a lot of things but never a countertop...glad it is holding up for you!
That sunny beach looks wonderful and full of great family memories!

Thanks soo much for the sweet words of encouragement!
Rene'

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

So very cute!

M ^..^

Sheryl said...

I love it! Hmmm...maybe I should remove the doors in our bathroom and add fabric!

Sheryl

Susan said...

These are fantastic! It’s time to do makeover of your bathroom with the help of modern Bathroom Vanity Cabinets.

jane said...

Looking to modernise your bathroom with some new and stylish Bathroom Vanity Cabinets . Casamodern has everything you need.

TitansFan said...

I wish I had the creativity to do something like that! I get bored with stuff too fast. I guess that's why I bought this Bathroom Vanity. I like instant gratification. So much easier to get something new that I will be happy with for a loong time.