Friday, October 21, 2011

A Pretty Cabinet.

Sorry to leave you with a sort of boring, ugly post yesterday -- but good news: I'm back with the "after" today!

So, as you saw, this cabinet at the studio bathroom was less than desirable. Actually, the whole bathroom was pretty scary. I painted the floors and walls a fresh white, which helps a lot (it makes it feel clean, even though it's really not, yet), and I also painted and gave the cabinet a little facelift. Here is the "before" again:

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Like I said, the cabinet door on the right looked like it had been kicked in, so I went ahead and hammered out the rest of the inside of the door, then did the same thing to the other door. Conveniently, there was a little frame where the wood went, so I was able to come up with a new plan.

I painted the entire cabinet "Palladian Blue" by Benjamin Moore (left over from a client job), which is such a pretty blue-green, and gives such a fresh feel.

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I also spraypainted the knobs a chrome silver. I thought about buying new knobs, but figured this would be smartest, as it was completely free (I already had the paint).

I had some plexiglass cut at Lowe's for the doors (after trying unsuccessfully to cut the plexiglass by myself the first time, the second time I bought it, I gave them the measurements and it was much better). I got plexiglass, rather than real glass, so that I could bend it into the little frame inside the cabinet door. It took a little while, but I really love the outcome. It looks like a cute little medicine cabinet now!

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I also painted the interior of the cabinet the same color. It was really gross inside that cabinet, dudes! Paint makes all things fresh. Ahhhh...

I went over to Urban Outfitters to buy this rug for the bathroom, but they didn't have it in store. They did, however, have this cute round one, and it was on clearance for $8! Score! I think it is probably a better option anyway, since it's a bathroom for a painter, afterall, and who knows what colorful paint might drip onto the rug. Better to not spend too much on it, I guess.

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(it's hot pink, royal blue, white, and orange -- even though that photo looks reddish)

I also found the cute bamboo mirror at a thrift store last weekend. I spraypainted it with orange spraypaint that I had on hand (surprise, surprise), and hung it up.

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(I hold my camera weird)

Today, the electrician is coming over to install a new light fixture -- to replace this beauty:
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Hah! The ugliness actually kind of makes me laugh. I found a cool exterior light fixture at Lowe's that I'm going to have it replaced with. I'll try and snap a photo of it for you guys once it's replaced!

Have a great weekend!


14 comments:

  1. Like it a lot! Very cool. Was picturing frosted doors on the cabinet though.

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  2. Very cool!!!!!!!!! Love the plexiglass on the doors.
    Coming over from
    www.shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com

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  3. thanks! Liz- I thought about frosted, but something about it seemed too "Cheap" looking! Hmmm. Oh well, it probably will only hold toilet paper, so I'm not too worried about seeing through it.

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  4. Looks great. Love the rug. I did that same thing to my kitchen cabinets (took out the middle) and had home depot cut glass to fit. I got on such a roll that I thought about doing the bathroom too, but didn't. It's a neat idea for the bathroom. I like it because you never see anyone do it, it's different. A bunch of different colored/patterned towels could look good behind the glass doors?? Love your style!

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  5. Wow, I love the color you painted the cabinet,Sooo pretty!
    Connie

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  6. Great cabinet and run colours!

    The walls and floor will look much tidier if you fill cracks with the Gap Filler. It really makers a big difference to painted brick walls.

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  7. I love that your using what you have and a bit of paint. That cabinet looks really fresh and revived while the orange mirror adds a bit of funk. So clever :) I'm planning my bathroom reno at the moment and completely daunted by the fact I'm ripping everything out and starting again ... paint alone won't save my retro 70s lavender tiles! They just have to go!

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  8. ol painting - good call, and yes, they would! i'm trying not to invest TOO much time into this little makeover, or i definitely would!

    michelle - that sounds really overwhelming! AHH...but fun!

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  9. I'm so excited about your studio!! It looks awesome!! Congrats!

    xo

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  10. I think we both thrifted the same mirror! I found mine at goodwill and painted it gold. Love the orange though! I gave you a shout out on my blog post about it...strawbridgestuff.com

    xo, katie

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  11. did you ever get the light fixture changed? would love to see what it looks like now.

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  12. found it! thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great use of plexiglass, loved all the sets just amazing.

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