How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets the Easy Way
This was the ugly, boring cabinet in our powder room, aka “world’s tiniest bathroom”! It looked even more blah after painting the walls a light gray (you’ll see details of that later). I showed you last week how I painted the sink. LOVE how it turned out btw! But today I’ll show you how to paint a bathroom cabinet… the easy way!
Take a close look at the sink before and after, too!
The first step in any painting job is cleaning… really well. Use a degreaser if you need to. Usually you would then sand the cabinets lightly just to rough them up a bit so the new paint will adhere well and then apply a coat of primer.
The Americana Decor Satin Enamel Paint does not need sanding or a primer before painting. But if you use a different paint, make sure you sand and prime! Especially if you’re going from a darker color to a lighter color.
Here’s how my cabinets looked during the first coat.
Apply at least two coats. I used three on these cabinets.
This paint dries to a really durable finish. No need to apply varnish. Again, if you use a different paint check the instructions.
I thought about adding some cute crystal knobs but the bathroom is so small that the knobs would hit the walls when the cabinet doors were opened. So I skipped the cuteness and went for simple instead.
I recently used this paint (in navy) on a men’s valet makeover from the thrift store and LOVED it. This was the biggest project I’ve ever used it on.
Check out my blog post below for the supply list and sources. Thanks for reading!
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Published August 28th, 2017 11:23 PM