We are so close to being finished with this bathroom makeover that I can taste it. Ew… no, that’s a weird expression in this case. You know what I mean.
This isn’t so much a how-to post as it is a hey-lookie-what-we-did post. Mainly because I’ve shared two tutorials about painting cabinets when we reno-ed our kitchen and bathroom in our last house, and there’s only so many ways to do it really.
Still the power of a good cabinet makeover never ceases to amaze me.
If you don’t remember, here’s what our hallway bathroom looked like before.
But look how far it has come!
We can’t stick a fork in this one just yet though. (Seriously, what’s up with food expressions in home improvement projects? Gross. This isn’t working.)
We still have the floors and decorating and possibly a window treatment to go. I’ve thought about adding some sort of stencil design to the walls too, but I waffle back and forth on that one.
Painting these cabinets Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray perked up this space a whole lot though.
I’ve mentioned before that this bathroom makeover is not going to be a forever one. It’s more of a Phase 1 using mainly paint and quick fixes to hold us over until we can do a full demo and renovation. But since that’s likely a couple of years down the road, working with what is already there is the best option.
These cabinets are original to the house built in 1960 with doors that look like they were updated in the 80s. So they still leave much to be desired considering they are bubbled up and have tool marks from what looks like an old countertop demo and dings from who knows how many kids over the years. No amount of sanding or wood filler could really fix them.
Just don’t look too close and we’ll be okay. Still, swapping out the old clown-ish looking knobs for these glass knobs and pulls was a huge help.
I love that they’re grown-up but still girlish since this is Olivia’s bathroom that will double for a guest bath.
Painting that sink and countertop has made a world of difference too, and it’s holding up beautifully so far.
Next step now is to deal with that floor. Part of me says to just clean it up and paint the grout and part of me says to attempt to paint the whole thing. I’m still skeptical about the durability of painted ceramic tiles. Have any of y’all done it? …Bueller?
So far, here are all of our sources and where we are on the to-do list:
Paint walls Magnolia Home Weekend Paint trim Benjamin Moore Simply White Paint doors Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron Paint sink and tub/shower with Rustoleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit Refresh light fixture Paint vanity cabinet
- Paint tile / grout
- Hang wall decor (halfway finished)
What are your thoughts? Painted tile or painted grout? Stenciled walls or leave as-is? Hang a window treatment or leave it bare? Holy decisions, Batman!