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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cabinet Makeover Complete

I told you all that I just wasn’t feeling it with the girls bathroom.  Little decisions were becoming difficult and I wasn’t making the progress that I had anticipated.
So, I did what I had not planned to do.  I threw caution to the wind and went for it.
I changed the cabinets up…again.
In case you are just joining us, I am changing up the girls’ dark bathroom.
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Using my fave homemade chalk paint recipe, I mixed up some latex gray paint with non-sanded grout, added a bit of water and started painting.
Just to reiterate…NO SANDING, NO PRIMING.
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One coat was applied to both sides of the doors and all the cabinets.
At this stage, it was looking much better already.
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Hubby painted the walls a creamy white and suddenly the bathroom was brighter and so much lighter.
So what happened next, you ask?
Dark wax
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Just to show the difference, the kick plate does not have dark wax.
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Oh yeah people, I just went to town.  I gave those nasty oak cabinets the makeover they deserved and then took it to the next level with Annie Sloan’s dark wax.

Now the cabinets pop and look like furniture.  The girls even gave me praise!

I am hoping that this change gave me the kick start I needed to wrap this project up.
Oh yeah, before I sign off – thanks for the feedback on the shower curtains.  I found them at Home Goods and TJ Maxx.  All were less than $20 each.

Sharing lots on FB, would love for you to follow along!
I plan to share this makeover here:

Have a great day!  My baby is 11 today!  Woo-hoo, we are celebrating!


lchamrick said...

Looks fantastic! I just did my boys vanity in their bathroom, but didn't apply wax. Think that might be just what it needs. Where do you purchase the wax?

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

Shannon everything looks great !!
Happy Birthday to your sweet one !!

chateau chic said...

Fantastic transformation of your cupboards.
Mary Alice


Beautiful transformation!

Michelle Wilkes said...

Wow, I am going to have to look into that wax. I've also never used chalk paint. You may have changed my world...

it looks great!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! The cabinets are beautiful! They look very "Restoration Hardware". I wrote down the paint color that you used...but I have no idea how to make chalk paint. Would LOVE it if you could please do a post on how you achieved this look!! So, so beautiful!
Thank you,

My Repurposed Life said...

nice job on the cabinet makeover! :) gotta love how easy diy chalk paint is.

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