16 Oct 2013

A Painted Bathroom Vanity

Did everyone have a good weekend? I know, the weekend was about a million years ago, wasn't it? It was Thanksgiving here in Canada last weekend, so we had Monday off which is making me all messed up this week! But, I was thankful for the extra day off, and some seriously beautiful weather.  Reality is hitting that winter is on its way, but for now I will enjoy the days that are still semi-warm.

If you ask Mr. Swell, I bet he'd tell you that all he did on the weekend was hang baseboard and casing. Seriously...it seems like the never ending project. But, we are getting there.  While he was working on that I finished painting the vanity in the main bathroom.

I showed you a couple of weeks ago how the bathroom was looking.

main bath before

It was coming along, but I had a vision of a shiny black vanity to go with the shower curtain and the black stripe on the ceiling.

And now I have it.

Painter's Touch High Gloss Black on bathroom vanity  #paint #bathroom

It's amazing what a couple coats of paint can do!

I took the doors off and used my paint sprayer on them. 2 coats of Painter's Touch high gloss black. The cabinets weren't shiny, so I just gave them a good cleaning and then went ahead with the paint - no primer. I used a brush on the cabinet base.  

Painter's Touch High Gloss Black on bathroom vanity  #paint #bathroom

For the price ($14/qt), this paint is seriously amazing. No brush strokes! 

Also, these pictures are reminding me that I forgot to add vinyl tiles on the toe kick! Oops. 

Painter's Touch High Gloss Black on bathroom vanity  #paint #bathroom

I decided to keep the old hardware. It was so unique and I like how the white pops now against the black. 

Painter's Touch High Gloss Black on bathroom vanity  #paint #bathroom

At the rate I am going, I think it might almost be doable to do this bathroom for just over $100. I have a DIY art project in the works and then I just need to shop my house unpacked boxes for some accessories. 

Switching topics slightly, I want to give a huge thanks to those of you who participated in the Pumpkin Parade on Friday.  Some seriously great projects and lots of pumpkin inspiration. The 12 of us who hosted the parade are each featuring a pumpkin today.  You guys know I like bling and glitter so my choice was easy.


I chose the ombre glitter pumpkin from Dani at Life Over Easy that was published by Shauna at Satori Design for Living.  I love how it's not traditional Halloween, but would still pair perfectly with some shivery silver skulls and black bats.  If you love the glitter pumpkin too, please make sure to pin direct from Satori Design for Living

You can check out the other 11 blogs to see if you were featured. 



Have a great day! If all goes well, I'll be back later this week with an update on our living room.


22 comments:

  1. I love that you kept the knobs. They look perfect with the gorgeous glossy black.

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  2. it looks SOOOOo good and i also love the knobs! and yay i love that pumpkin!

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  3. your vanity looks so much better. i need to paint mine.....this might just motivate me. those pulls are so vintage and cool!

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  4. Oh your vanity looks so different! It's so stunning in black and makes that hardware that I love pop! So chic now...love it!

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  5. I want you to know that you have done more in your bathroom since moving into your house (what, just a couple weeks ago?) than I have done to my bathroom in the two years we have lived here! like, the bathroom just keeps getting forgotten, over and over again. And it NEEDS to be remembered. Keep up these posts and pretty soon I will be guilted into doing SOMETHING in there.

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    1. LOL! You are baking a baby...i think that's enough of a project.

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  6. Love your new look in the bathroom, black is always one of my favorites to add a little drama! And, that hardware is SO cool!

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  7. I love that you kept the original knobs, they look really awesome up against the paint!!

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    1. Thank you. They are one of my favourite parts of the bathroom so far.

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  8. The cabinets look great! I painted all the bathroom cabinets in our old house black right before we moved, so I barely got to enjoy them. Now I have a whole new house full of cabinets to paint :). Love the vintage-y old knobs against the black!

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  9. The vanity looks awesome! Great change and the hardware still looks fun and funky. Perfect.

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  10. Wow. Those look fantastic and I love the hardware.

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  11. The vanity is looking great! Love the hardware. They really stand out now against the black. Can't wait to see your art. :)

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  12. Love the contrast of the old hardware with the sleek new paint

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  13. Your vanity turned out great Kelly, that looks sooo much better! Love your shower curtain too, how fun is that??

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  14. The knobs look great against that black! Have you seen Oh Joy's toe kick in her office? It's amazing.

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  15. The black vanity is so glamourous! I love it! And the knobs on it are perfect. They didn't pop at all on the wood, but they look really special on the black.

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  16. That black vanity ROCKS. Love it and I love that you kept the original hardware. It looks fab :) Great glitter pumpkin too :)

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  17. Good informative post. I have More stuff about Bathroom Vanity Ideas to share

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