Perfect Room Update

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Okay, so I’m a week late for linking up with Funky Junk Interior‘s Picture Perfect Room project party. I have a good excuse because I was away in Halifax for a week at my sister’s. But truthfully, this room is far from picture perfect. That being said, I want to show you some of the progress and what will be the biggest transformation so far, the bathroom vanity.

This is what it looked like before, a big blog of brown in an otherwise beige room.  It’s heavy hardware did not blend well with the grey and white granite top. It looked mammoth in the room as the only shot of any colour. In other words, it needed to be changed up.

So to the rescue is this new product I’ve just discovered, CabinetCoat paint. Described as the toughest enamel out there, this paint creates a factory like finish on wood and metal. Acrylic based and easy to clean up. It transformed the dark wood into a high gloss finish covering with 3 coats beautifully. A light sanding in between coats assured an even coat without many brush strokes. I am going to use this paint to redo the kitchen cabinets but will spray it on for an even smoother look.

It’s so light and airy now. Matches the granite counter and sparkles with the addition of some “crystal” drawer knobs.

I even spray painted the existing hinges a sparkling silver to coordinate with the cooler tone of the cabinet and hardware.

One final step will be to coat the cabinet with some polyurethane to fully protect the paint from any scratches and to add a bit more shine to the piece.

So Step 1 of the bathroom redo is almost  complete. The first coat of paint is up on the walls, the trim is finished in it’s new coat of BM Cloud White and the shutters are down, fabric bought for a faux roman shade. I’m on my way. But still not ready for a full reveal – perhaps at the end of February.

The manufacturers of CabinetCoat don’t even know I exist, I just like the product and wanted to share it with you.

15 thoughts on “Perfect Room Update

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  2. Ava @ turninghopeintohome

    Heather,

    That looks so lovely – great job on the vanity. And thank you for introducing me to a new product. I was considering the rustoleum cabinet transformations and now I have more choice :) However I wish these products could be tinted any colour under the sun instead of a selected list…

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  3. NanaDoll

    That cabinet is amazing! I had never seen that paint (wonder if I can find it in the US)but want to paint my cabinets, so this will help me tremendously. Great job!

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  4. Kristina @ ReMadeSimple

    Hi! You did a beautiful job on this vanity! This is the first time I’ve heard of cabinet coat paint-but I’ll remember the name! I really like your blog so I’m following now-thank you for your kind words on my blog-I was curious about your project too and so glad I checked it out! See ya around!

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  5. Linda

    Hi Heather,
    This is my first visit. I must say this is a stunning transformation. Thanks for the great paint tip! My next project -kitchen cabinets…
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  6. Pursuit99

    What a wonderful transformation! You must be thrilled. Makes me think even I could succeed at rejuvenating some of my old furniture. Now, that didn’t sound quite right – but you know what I mean. Thanks for the inspiration. L

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  7. Rita

    Absolutely beautiful; lots of work involved. I did something like this years ago and I remember, but what a good feeling when you see the final product; you should be proud.
    Rita

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