Something is keeping me very busy these days...decided to do a little "lipstick" (nothing structural) make over in my bathroom and I must say, "just" painting, it is not just painting when you have a little one at home and it it's too muggy outside and oppressively hot inside the painting room..I sweat buckets just to prime it! And it is a very small bathroom.
Anyways, one of the things I wanted to change was my storage...I had this old 9-cubicle unit, very practical but not stylish enough for me...
My luck: I found this ugly but perfect cabinet on Kijiji for 30 bucks.
It is laminate, not real wood, but hey, with lots of primer I knew I could make it look old and pretty not just old ...and ugly.
So, I grabbed my material:
1. Kilzn Oil Primer (this is the BEST!)
2. My favouritte white paint, Behr Swiss Coffee
3. Painters tape
4. Sandpaper # 80, #100 and # 200 grit
6. Brushes and rollers
After taping, I used 2 coats of my fav fav primer. It makes it possible for a cheap laminate furniture look like real wood at the end, as the paint will stick really well to the laminate and one can distress galore.
I applied 2 coats of Swiss Coffee and sanded with # 200 sandpaper between coats. Then, lots of distressing over the edges. I used sandpaper #80 and 100 for this.
It looks amazingly smooth and "real"
The mess in between......
I also got some nice baskets to fill it and it in no time it was ready to go into the bathroom (not painted yet)
THE BEST thing:
It fits as it was custom made for my little corner
The hardware is from Home Depot...spray painted black
I love it and can not wait to show you the new bathroom, now in grey!