I recently told you how I will be scaling back our home projects so that we can focus on paying off debt (read here).
But I am not going to give up renewing our home. I just had to go back to doing it on a very tight budget.
We had talked about redoing our master bathroom later this year but this was one thing that quickly went out the window with our renewed gazelle intensity to payoff our debt.
But I knew that I didn’t want to just let our bathroom be until we got to do a major overhaul. I knew that if I could brighten up the main vanity area this would go along way to tide me over for the bigger, more expensive project down the road.
Almost 2 years ago we did a mini bathroom makeover by painting the walls, spray painting the cabinet hardware and light fixture and hanging art.
Here is the before and after:
The thing that bothered me most about the vanity was that the laminate top and the cabinetry were varying shades of white (the cabinets were more creamy).
The variance is subtle but enough to drive me bonkers. So I knew that I could give our vanity an inexpensive facelift by painting the cabinets.
I decided on using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue because I love the tone of this color. It’s such a rich blue with a hint of teal. It’s bold but not too in-your-face. It’s also the same color I painted the vanity we made for our guest bathroom (read more here).
I took the doors off and the drawers out and cleaned everything really well.
I jumped on in and did two coats of paint and sealed the vanity with wipe-on polyurethane.
I also gave the cabinet hardware a fresh coat of gold spray paint. The hinges and faucet are brassy gold so this goes much better and helps it feel cohesive and intentional.
Plus the gold really pops against the blue.
What a transformation! I love the way it looks and makes our vanity look 100 times better and way more modern.
Overall this one is definitely a win. I had all the supplies already and so this project cost me zero dollars.
Talk about going back to budget-friendly projects!