Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bathroom Cabinet Makeover

bargain ... gotta stop blogging
before I finish my morning coffee lol
Broke the glass on accident while tapping the cabinet with a hammer to help with the "aging" effect. Oh well. I'm planning on hanging this across from the shower and didn't really want to see myself naked on a regular basis...or ever. lol

Sanded down and broken glass removed.
Painted it with a coat of Behr's Chocolate Sparkle. Ended up removing the tape and painting the whole front area where the glass was. (no pic) This was only done on the outside. The inside in purely white. 
Then, using homemade chalk paint (click here for the recipe from Elizabeth & Co.), I coated the whole thing, inside and out. (no pic)

When dry I attacked it with some sandpaper to create a "distressed" look. Sealed with polyurethane, inside and out. Thought about trying wax, but his is going into the main bathroom and it sees a lot of moisture from all the showers and baths. I used a Satin finish polyurethane and it doesn't look too shiny at all.

The knob is new, picked it up from the ReStore for a song.

No pics of the inside since it didn't turn out like I thought it would. Just another challenge, which I love. :)


  1. I think it looks really nice;)
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my DIY:
    My friend liked it really too;)
    Love from Germany...

  2. Wouldn't it be a different world if everybody reused and recycled the way you do?! You really have a great eye for seeing the best in anything that's been discarded by others!

  3. 50 cents at a garage sale!!! You robbed them blind. Good work. :)

  4. Awesome deal my friend! Love to paint? If so, hop over and enter my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk paint GIVEAWAY!!


  5. What a wonderful project and what a bargain you found! I love the distressed look!

  6. Wow, what a deal, and it looks fantastic! You did such a great job on the makeover. The color is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)


  7. Nice job!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  8. I LOVE LOVE these types of projects! You did a great job! Thank you so much for stopping by the inspiration cafe today and commenting. I really like your blog. I followed you by email. By the way, I bleed coffee.... haha!