Top of the mornin’ to ya! I’m feeling pretty chipper today, knowing that we have GORGEOUS weather ahead of us this whole week. On the agenda? Plant the veggie garden! Nick is outside tilling as.we.speak. We’re a little behind, I know… but we like to break the mold.
SPEAKING of mold…
Just kidding. No mold that I know of.
So yo, I painted the vanity base in the upstairs bathroom, and did a little ‘treatment’ to it that turned out fabulous. But before I break it down, let’s review and reminisce together over the progress photos of said vanity. Cue the music (think Enya).
As you can see, we extended the vanity to fill the whole wall and maximize what limited space we have. This added tons of storage, and well… it just looks better. We also built a butcher block counter (tutorial in the works!), installed a new faucet, and vessel sink! This is where we left you last…
Since then, I primed the g-awful putrid green walls, because it was cramping my style and preventing me from enjoying our sweet vanity to the fullest. Still haven’t decided between white walls and light gray, but there’s no rush just yet. I’d much rather live with streaky primer for a time.
After sanding the base baby’s-butt-smooth, I dry brushed on some BRIGHT RED paint… being as careless as possible and leaving wood showing through here and there.
I’m not a red kinda girl, and for a split second, I thought about leaving it (!!!).
But instead, I dry-brushed on some gray (leftover from my hallway stencil project), and left some of the red peeking through here and there.
After letting that dry, I went at it with some 100 grit sandpaper. I just wanted to smooth out any brush-strokes and rough up the edges and corners where ‘normal’ wear and tear would happen on an old piece of furniture.
I took a rag, dipped it in Rustoleum Golden Oak Stain, and wiped it on to make the spots where there’s exposed wood look more aged, and just generally make the whole piece look more weathered and authentic. Then I wiped the stain off with a dry cloth.
I love how the the butcher block countertop is so glossy and chic, and the base is so rugged. Contrast at it’s finest!
I’ve got an idea for the backsplash that I’m 95% crazy-excited about, and 5% terrified that it’s not going to turn out as planned. How’s that for a cliff-hanger?
We’re loving how the bathroom is coming together, and I’m so glad that the construction part is over with so I can participate! And Nick is enjoying the break and spending his time in the garden and chillin with the babes… SO CUTE.
To catch up on our bathroom vanity progression, check out these posts!
|Extending the Vanity||Installing a Faucet||Vessel Sink|
I am replacing the broken jars with colored pebbles from the dollar store
Bethany Sy says
Oooo COOL! Send me pics when you’re done!
SC Dean says
Did you replace the doors on the vanity?
Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Yes we did build new door/drawer faces to match the addition on the vanity.
Nicole Goodwin says
I get such a kick out of your new sink, it doesn’t even look attached. When I saw the pic I thought, how does the water drain if it’s just on top of the counter 🙂 So fancy!
Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz says
It looks great 🙂 You did a great job! I’m really excited to see the mystery backsplash. I love seeing your vision come together.
The vanity looks awesome! Love it =)
That you love it is all that matters! For me, I’m not into the shabby chick look, but I appreciate the how-to about it all anyway.
Maite - vitoma says
I apologize in advance if I hurt your sentiments but I am not digging the combination and distressed treatment AT ALL!! In general, I am so over the distressed shabby chic look. I was secretly wishing you would have done it an emerald shade.. to offset the utterly butterly gorgeous countertop.
Mindy Schaper says
Hm… Definitely an unusual combo. Enjoy it! The counter looks great and the sink is fantastic.
Where did you get the new doors for the vanity?
Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Nick built them custom!! He’s so dreamy. 🙂
Terry Moore says
I love the paint treatment. I think a very pale gray wall color would set it all off nicely, but then again, I don’t know what your backsplash is going to look like. Have you checked out how we fixed up a rental property on my blog yet?
Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Love your kitchen!!!!!