Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Before & After: Bathroom Cabinets

A few months ago Erin updated her bathroom cabinets with a fresh coat of dark brown paint. Ever since I've been pea green with envy. So this past weekend I decided that it was time to give my cabinets the same TLC.

Enter the before:

Notice the honey oak cabinet doors... they don't match the rest of the color scheme in the bathroom which consists of browns and blues. On Saturday morning I stopped at the neighborhood Home Depot to pick up a quart of the new Behr Ultra Paint+Primer in One. I went with Espresso Beans... or was it French Roast? Eh, either way it was dark brown to me.

Before painting I cleaned the surfaces and then used Liquid De-Glosser to remove the poly finish on the doors and frames. This was much faster and less of a mess than sanding and I highly recommend it if you have any projects in the near future that would otherwise involve sanding.

Next I taped to avoid any mishaps... then painted and primed, in one!

Enter the after:

What a difference a coat of paint makes. I also picked up 4 simple knobs to further enhance the makeover. The entire process took a few hours between Saturday and Sunday (just had to give the paint time to dry) and it even inspired my husband to start thinking about the last project we've been talking about for the bathroom... tiling the floor. He is planning to do it the weekend before July 4th!


Rosie said...

Oh wow, what a difference! It looks gorgeous!

Laura said...

It looks so good!
I think I'm going to give that liquid de-glosser a try - we are planning on painting our oak kitchen cabinets and the thought of sanding and getting dust all over everything has been making me put off the project. This sounds like a better alternative!

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