Similar to the work I have done painting kitchen cabinets, painting old bathroom vanities is a great way to make the cabinets look new and customize them to your tastes!
My client Charlene called me in to help with her bathrooms as part of a refresh she was doing to put her house on the market. Since the vanities in her 2 upstairs bathrooms were high-quality wood (and in good shape!), Charlene knew she could save some money and get the benefits of customizing the color by having me paint them.
The first step was collaborating with Charlene on color. She wanted both of the bathrooms to look fresh and modern, but she is not a fan of white cabinetry. Of course, she knew the house was going on the market, so the color also needed to be somewhat neutral. To address these concerns and also tie in to Charlene’s other décor decisions, we went with a taupe for the master bath and a light, warm grey for the second bath.
With these decisions made, I was on to my usual process of disassembling, scrubbing, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, sanding (again!) and finishing with the final coat of paint. All of this scrubbing and sanding is essential in making sure the paint sticks and is durable – while also creating a nice even finish.
When I had everything reassembled, Charlene and her husband were thrilled with the results! Here are some before and after shots.