Okay, this is seven weeks late, but here is the grand reveal. I think we spent a total of about $160 on the bathroom. It was worth every penny.
In these picture to the left you can see the dirty white cabinets with the dirty white knobs. Sanding and painting those cabinets felt GOOD.
In the picture to the right you see the UGLY BRASS FAUCET and you just may notice the reflection of the ductwork in the linen closet because there are NO DOORS on the closet. We have lived in this house for nearly 15 months without those doors. Shame on me!
I realize it may not look that bad, but it felt horrendous to me. These pictures don’t capture the funk properly.
On to the good stuff….
Look at those black cabinets! I love them. I love them even though it took something like four coats of paint to make them perfect.
Because you clearly needed a closer shot….
more black cabinets!
And a view from the doorway….
Look at that faucet….
And we have doors on the linen closet!
We primed the cabinetry, the bathroom doors, the linen closet doors, the trim and the window. The cabinetry was painted with Satin Black Rustoleum OIL BASED paint. I hated the clean up, but the finish is so durable. Never soak your paint brushes in a styrofoam cup with gasoline. Gasoline eats through styrofoam. I am assuming that everyone else knows this and I am the only idiot who did not. I still need to coat the cabinets with polyurethane, but that is going to have to wait. The white trim and doors were painted with Semi-gloss latex paint from Sherwin Williams that we used on the rest of the house. I’m not sure of the exact color name.
It wasn’t that much work. The hardest thing was the faucet installation and that was a combination of the fact that we had never installed one before and the fact that the instructions that came with the faucet were seriously lacking. The most time consuming thing had to be the prep and painting of the cabinets, but that is the key to the best looking finish. We puttied and sanded and sanded and painted and sanded but I couldn’t be more pleased with our results.
Now for the million dollar question: what should we tackle next? Finishing up my bathroom? The hallway and the millions of doors? The foyer? The kitchen? The basement? Let me know what you think in the comments!