My parents are working every weekend to update their house for the wedding (thanks, guys!) I drove down for a visit recently to help by updating their guest bathroom. With a little paint, we really warmed up the space. Check it out!
Step 1: Sand, sand, sand! I had to remove the varnish from the wood, so I used a fine grit sandpaper and rubbed with the grain of the wood. (If you’re doing this project yourself, make sure you go WITH THE GRAIN, so you don’t leave any visible scratch marks in the finished product.)
Step 2: Tape off the edges of the cabinet and add a coat of paint. The trick here is not to over-saturate the paintbrush. Just dip the tip of the brush into your paint color of choice and apply the paint in smooth, even strokes (once again, WITH THE GRAIN!)
Step 3: Go for seconds. You’ll definitely need a second coat in order to get even color. Apply this coat in the same way you applied the first one.
And that’s that! Not too shabby, huh? Next up: an update on the bathroom mirror! (I’ll keep you posted…)
Have you ever painted cabinets or other furniture to give it an update? Inspired to do so after reading this post? Tell me about it in the comments!
Need some advice or ideas for a room of your own that needs updating? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!