Bathroom vanities: Vision + Paint = New Bathroom

It's a good day for a bathroom vanity reveal!  You're about to see a master bath that has taken on a completely new look.......with painted the vanities.  The home-owner had been unhappy with her vanities for years. The dark red mahogany finish wasn't living in harmony with the tile work, neutral walls, and dark gray counter tops.   The primary concern of the home-owner was there was just "too much" going on in the space.   

We're happy to report that this problem has been solved!  Christine, the home-owner, knew the look she was after, and with a little help, she chose the perfect color for her "new" master bath cabinetry.  A combination of wax finishes completed the job, for a gorgeous antiqued look that Christine is really happy about! 

Here is what the vanities looked like before: 

Vanity #1

Vanity #1

Vanity #2. No before photo of vanity #3. Shoot! 

Vanity #2. No before photo of vanity #3. Shoot! 

You can see the bathroom has an abundance of beautiful tile work.   Christine liked the tile and knew it made a lot more sense to change the vanities, rather than spend thousands and thousands (not to mention the mess and time investment!) of removing all the tile work! 

Now, the vanities look like they belong in the space, and they are no longer a pain in Christine's side!  The whole room looks and feels much more cohesive. But one other detail in the room still needed attention.....

The hardware.  Christine was not loving the silver finish of her vanity hardware (the knobs and drawer pulls).  Additionally, the other fixtures in the room had a different finish; shiny silver chrome.   While she liked the hardware style, she wanted a darker finish to tie in the dark counter tops.  What to do? 

I suggested spray paint.  Believe it or not, any bathroom fixture can be spray painted, even faucets (if done correctly!).  I provided several color samples for Christine, and she went with "oil rubbed bronze".  A great choice.  

Wow. that's a lot of drawer pulls.....

Wow. that's a lot of drawer pulls.....

Here they are now.......

This picture reveals the new color most accurately

This picture reveals the new color most accurately

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I really enjoyed sharing ideas with Christine, and working together as a team.  She had the vision, and I am thankful for the opportunity to have helped make it happen.  Thank you Christine! I hope you love your "new" bathroom for years to come....

And that's a wrap for this make-over.  Thank you so much for reading, and for following me! I appreciate it more than you know!  

Do have a "fixture" in your home, like a vanity, that has the potential to change?  When something bothers you about a room, consider what can be changed and what cannot.  Even the smallest of changes, like painting your hardware, can have a dramatic effect in a space!  

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