I Painted Our Bathroom Vanity!

Hi there! Ever since Asa painted my kitchen cabinets, I have been blown away by the quality and excited to try my hand at it. I had this dated bathroom vanity in our basement bathroom, and I wanted to modernize it with some paint. I also ordered wood knobs so that I could paint them the matching color. Here’s the before:

I followed the exact steps in this tutorial. The only big change I made was that I used a foam brush to paint instead of a sprayer. Asa told me that as long as you are careful that it won’t necessarily look bad to not use a sprayer. So I went for it. I like foam brushes for painting because they don’t leave as many brush strokes as paint brushes.

I wanted to share this with you to encourage you that YOU CAN DO THIS. In the past, I’ve had stuff I painted turn out bad and I had no idea it was possible to get a result this good. I highly recommend it even if you’ve had bad luck in the past. The prep work recommended and the hard drying paint made a huge difference. I would 100% feel confident painting a vanity, a bookshelf or piece of furniture this color in the future.

In fact, the following weekend I was so pumped up about my new “skill” that I painted my own front door with hard drying paint.

If you’ve been too nervous to paint something outdated in your home, I hope this post gives you the confidence needed to get started! Oh—and one more cool thing. This whole project took me around 4-5 hours. I did it in two days. Not bad considering how much it improves our bathroom. xx. Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Kelly. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.