Vanity & Mirror progress~ORC

It's week three of the One Room Challenge~half way through...wow!
I thought I would be finished painting the vanity and mirror, but then my husband surprised me and asked if I wanted to go to Corpus Christi for the weekend.
 We've never been and our family loves the beach so of course I said "yes!".


But I have made a lot of progress.
I'm painting the vanity and mirror with a new chalk paint from Rust-oleum that I found
at Home Depot.
 It was only $16.97 a can. I was paying almost $40 for a can the same size, of the
 Annie Sloan chalk paint.
 My Home Depot only carries it in three colors right now.

The reason I love using chalk paint is because if you mess up, like this spot on the mirror, you can sand it down until it's smooth and paint over it and you can't even tell the difference.


I'm almost finished with the vanity. I just need to touch up a few spots and then 
seal it with some polyurethane.


I bought some simple hardware for the vanity. Handles and knobs add so much to a plain cabinet. Although I am dreading drilling holes in the vanity.
 It makes me so nervous!

Remember the broken toilet paper holder?

I picked up this basket for the side of the vanity to use as a non-traditional toilet paper holder.
I promise the vanity and mirror will be complete next week!

I'm linking up to Calling It Home One Room Challenge.


Week 2: Painting the walls
Week 1: Before photos and room plan


9 comments:

  1. The mirror and vanity look so good painted! Home Depot sells these plastic guide things to help drill cabinet hardware straight and even. If you don't have one already, I highly suggest picking up one next time you're there. I used one to add hardware to all of my kitchen cabinets and they all turned out perfectly.

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  2. I like what you've done so far! I can't wait to see the big reveal when it's done. That beach pic looks mighty good too.

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  3. The vanity looks so much better in the new colour.

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  4. It looks so nice! And thank you for the tip on the paint! I have been wanting to paint our dining set forever, but the fear of having to buy hundreds of dollars' worth of paint has kept me from starting. Can't wait to see your finished bathroom :)

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  5. Yes! I've been wanting to paint our vanity. I like to paint one tons more! Coming along great!

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  6. I'd have chosen the beach too! I love how the colors at the beach tie in with the painted vanity and mirror! Gorgeous!

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  7. I like it! Did you like Corpus? We do. :)

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  8. Love the chalk paint color you chose for your mirror and vanity!

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  9. I was going through your blog and your this post amazed me. Your bathroom vanity is looking simply gorgeous in this lovely color and so is your mirror frame. It is very challenging to do your home job all yourself without seeking professional assistance. I mean it is really gutsy to do makeover of your home on your own.

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