Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kids bathroom complete

We finally finished landscaping our backyard at the beginning of this month.  That seemed so foreign to me, decorating inside is much much easier.

 About two weeks ago Shannon came to visit me. We wanted to do some sort of craft but didn't come up with anything so I suggested we paint the kid's bathroom vanity.  She's been wanting to paint hers so I thought we could give it a try together on mine.

This is the kids bathroom before.
Very builder basic. There was nothing special about this bathroom.

First we lightly sanded the entire vanity. Making a huge mess in the process.

Second we cleaned up and taped off the vanity prepping for paint.

Third we primed then painted

Then I forgot to take more pictures. We ended up doing 3 coats of black paint. We used a small paintbrush to get in the grooves and a foam roller on the rest of the piece. It worked very well.

We are very pleased with the way this turned out.  I love how just framing out the mirror and painting the vanity has made a huge difference.



  1. Looks great Melanie! And thanks for not posting the picture of me covered in saw dust :0)

  2. It looks so great! I totally agree with you on how just painting the vanity and framing the mirror made such a huge impact in the room.

  3. WOW!!! What a transformation. Can you please share with me the type of black paint you used on both the mirror & vanity. Exact color, finish, even the brand.....I want mine to look like yours does...BEAUTIFUL :)

  4. Sorry to take so long to respond. I used the Olympic brand from Lowe's in Satin. They mixed a true black for me, no color name. Just ask the associate in the paint department to do this. If you pick a "black" from the color cards they all have tints of other colors in them.

  5. Hey! how did you fasten the frame on the mirror? and how did you attach the handles which are on the "drawers" that do not pull out? did you just superglue those on???


  6. Claudia-

    We used a mirror adhesive from Liquid Nails to adhere the frame directly on to the mirror. We also used the same adhesive to attach the mirror to the wall because we removed the plastic hangers from the mirror. My husband installed the pulls on the fake drawer just like normal, however he had to cut down the screws so the pull wasn't loose.