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Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Little Vanity Makeover

I know I'm on a serious home decor kick lately. I haven't done much crafting lately. Mostly it's school, school and oh, more school, so when I get some free time, I want to move and not sit down.

I actually painted my bathroom vanity a while ago, and I thought I would save it for a whole series on my bathroom makeover, but eh, I feel like showing it to you now.

It used to be this lovely oak. This is a photo from the first day we moved in, so excuse the random toilet paper rolls on the bathroom cabinet. Toilet paper is one of the first things you need to install when you enter a new house. It's not good to forget. Personal experience after moving 8 times since my marriage.

Then, after a lot of sanding and a lot of patient painting, here's the finished product. Or near finished product. I'd like to replace the top sometime and the faucet (obviously).

I took out the bottom two drawers, because we weren't using them anyway, and found a basket that fit the space. It's where my blow dryer and flat iron go, which is nice, because after I'm finished, I just toss them down there. That's the only way anything ever gets put away at my house. Tossing. I'd like to paint the inside of that area black, but half finished projects are how I like to do things. It's more exciting that way. The mystery of never knowing when I will actually be all the way done with something is so intriguing.

I really, really like the black and the new drawer pulls from Home Depot! I also painted the bathroom gray (I will post pictures eventually) and it looks so good with the walls!
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  1. That really looks fabulous! Ours is needing a makeover pretty bad too.

  2. I love it! My house has that same type of ugly cabinets. Yours look so nice painted!

  3. Wow! Kara, I never would have guessed they were the same cabinets!!! Love the black with the modern silver hardware!

  4. I love it! The black looks so great!

  5. Looks fabulous! Great job on the makeover! It's amazing what a coat of paint can do to a room!

  6. Alissa2:09 AM

    I wish I had your courage to attempt projects like this. I'll show this vanity to my bathroom remodeling nyc team. Keep up the craftiness/home improvement DIY-ness.


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