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.