Hello friends, feels like forever since I have shared anything. With our middle daughter’s graduation quickly approaching, projects around the house have taken top priority. All of a sudden, the slow process of painting the trim has kicked into high gear. Literally every free moment is dedicated to either painting trim, creating another photo book, posters, or mapping out where the party decorations will go!
You know how you start one project, and it leads to another… and then another.. let’s be honest, we all know probably too well. I swear some days I am like a squirrel. I don’t sit still, and I start what seems like a million different things without finishing one!!
So, my point to this is while painting the trim, I decided diving into our master bathroom refresh was happening now. I mean, while I have all my painting tools out, I might as well knock out painting the cabinets too, since that was on the list (just not necessarily at this time).
Our master bathroom has construction grade mirrors, light fixtures, and faucets, and I haven’t done a thing to update it for almost 20 years! Most of the updates around here all have to do with PAINT!
*Now I know there will be a number of you that don’t agree with painting the trim and cabinets, and that is OK!! Don’t do it if you don’t agree, but this is our home, and I love it!
Here’s what it looked like after a coat of primer, and one coat paint.
The color I used for the cabinets was left over from when I painted the older girl’s bathroom wall a few years ago. It’s called Seal Gray by EasyCare, and I found it at our very own Knapp and Steiner 😉 I used the same process as when I painted the kitchen cabinets, except the top coat. You can view my kitchen cabinet tutorial here.
Here is the second coat.
I thought about purchasing new knobs and pulls, but these still look great for now, so far, I haven’t spent a dime 😀
Here’s what it looks like from further away, the sun was shining just right. Our bathrooms don’t have any windows, so photographing them is difficult.
After painting the cabinets and the trim, the idea of moving the smaller hutch from the kitchen into the bathroom came to be!
Funny right? Why didn’t I think about placing that hutch in here from the get go?!
So, painting is done, now I am on the hunt for new mirrors, lights, and faucets. I am not a good thrift shopper, but I want to be better, so my goal is to try and thrift a pair of mirrors.
I can’t wait to share Part 2 with you!! Let me know if you have ideas, I love hearing from you. It felt so good to create this post, I truly have missed my time here <3
Author and photos – Martha Knake
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