PAINTING A BATHROOM VANITY CABINET - with chalk paint





A bathroom vanity can be painted just like any other piece of furniture. Let me share some details how this cabinet was painted.







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This vanity was moved out of the garage where it was stored to a small room that was set up ready to paint in. Using a screw driver, the 4 door pulls were removed and put into a plastic bag with the screws to keep them from being lost till the work was done. The cabinet exterior was wiped down with warm soapy water and a sponge, then dried. The inside of the cabinet was not getting painted but did need a cleaning from sitting in the dusty garage. 


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  1. The first coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was applied in Old White with a brush. When painting over a dark surface with a light color, the first coat usually looks terrible. To help achieve a smoother finish, brush in the direction of the grain.

The top of this vanity was made from a beautiful piece of stone. Stone can be added to any refurbished cabinet you  might want to use for a new vanity. Many old dressers have been converted using stone tops.


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With each layer of paint you will start to get a sense of what you want for your finished look. This vanity took 2 complete coats and a few touch ups.


Once the paint was all dry, the edges and details were distressed by hand with a 220 grit sand paper. For some tips on distressing with sand paper check here: https://bit.ly/3bzRAIn


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The vanity was finally finished with a layer of Annie Sloan clear wax. When waxing work in smaller manageable sections and make sure to always remove the excess wax before buffing. For a short video on waxing check here: https://bit.ly/2WDoxQd


Time to find that bag of screws and hardware and install them back on each door.



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