Master Bath Vanity Upgrade

 

master bath vanity cabinet

 

 

Last year we made some upgrades to our master bath that included a new marble countertop, sinks, and faucets to our builder grade vanity. I thought about replacing the cabinet but instead opted to give it a facelift with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. French Linen, Paris Grey and Pure white is a favorite combination of mine, that resembles a Restoration Hardware Finish, but is a little darker and slightly more grey. It seems to work with any color scheme, a neutral without being bland.

My technique is very easy. After a solid first coat of Paris Grey,  I mixed Pure White with French Linen in 2 different amounts to create a light and a medium tone. I layered these along with French Linen in a somewhat random pattern. I mixed Pure White into  Paris Grey and added it to areas to create depth. It is actually harder to describe the process than actually do it. This week I am filming a new series of instructional videos demonstrating this technique that should be available on the blog soon. Pure White was added by dry brushing the raised areas, edges and corners for highlights. I added reasonably priced mercury glass knobs that I found on eBay.

Pinterest provides so much inspiration for my projects. If you are considering a bathroom redo see some of the great ideas I collected on my Pinterest Board Bathrooms.I also redid my laundry room and found clever and unique ideas that I saved to my Pinterest Board Laundry Room, ( an embarrassing 700+ pins). And if you are looking for inspiration for painting furniture, you will love my Pinterest Boards ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)  and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

If you are interested in other changes I made to the master bath check out these posts,  In the Looking Glass Upholstered Bench, and Walnut Cabinet and  80’s Brass Sconce Upgrade

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7 Comments

DebbieB

I love that you are willing to share you methods and final piece photographs. You inspire me to keep trying. How do you measure out from the cans of paint? What do you do to get as much of the paint off of the measuring/scooping item?

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Leslie Stocker

Debbie,
Great question. If I’m trying to mix a new color I use plastic spoons, one for each color and a different one to mix. I used to use the small solo cups, but now since I use the paint-eze, bottles, I can just squirt out the amount I need. They are labeled in oz.markings. It has saved me a lot of wasted paint. Thanks for asking and also for reading my blog. Happy Holidays,
Cheers,
Leslie

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DeLynn

I LOVE the way the colors look together, Leslie. This combo will be showing up in our home at sometime! Thank you for sharing your technique. I really want to give it a try! You are so talented!

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Leslie Stocker

DeLynn,
thanks and it would be great if we could get together next time I’m in Atlanta.
Cheers,
Leslie

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Patricia Laursen

Love this and redoing my bath. This would be perfect for my vanities….
Would love to try it.
Trying to get instructions to Pinterest for review. No luck.
Any other way to print & save picture & instructions.

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Shannon Mills

Do you have a video yet of this process??? It’s so beautiful!!! I would love to try and replicate it on a piece of furniture and think a video tutorial would be easier to wrap my head around. Thanks!!!

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