Friday, September 30, 2011

Cabinet Refresher

Last week, I painted this bathroom cabinet. It was a traditional wooden stained look that my client felt was a little "blah" for the space. I am also doing a large-scale dramatic painting for this guest bathroom, and we thought darkening up the sink cabinetry would help to bring in some glam to a space that's less than impressive for guests right now (thought the cabinetry is very beautiful either way)!



and, after:
I did a simple black paint, with rubbed (Distressed) edges. As you can see, the walls will be painted, and my client intends to replace the mirror, as well as the light fixture. I can't wait to show you guys the complete "after".

I had a hard time getting photos of this bathroom, so forgive the weird lighting!

(the streaks on the cabinet are the wax sealer that I use. It was still wet when I took this photo, hence the obvious lines, but that will go away!)


thank you all for the great feedback (and purchasing!)on my Moroccan stencil! I'm really excited to be able to sell them now, and I appreciate the support.


  1. Really beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest!

  2. Really nice..the distressing is just the right amount!

  3. Do you use wax sealer with a semi-gloss paint? Wondering if the wax is for the paint's protection or for an aesthetic look. If the latter, what kind do you use?

  4. Love it!! now... they just need you to address the mirror!

  5. thanks, you guys!

    rob - i do the wax sealer as a protectant, yes. the base coat wasn't semigloss, it was satin. I don't really like to use glossy paint (unless a client specifically asks for it), because I think that it looks less professionally painted (Youll notice most pieces you buy arent shiny). anyway, i use satin, then i use the wax. i like minwax brand...after the initial wipe on dries, you can rub the streaks down and they go away! plus, its pretty on the wooden parts that show, like this piece.

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