Have you ever stared at let’s say the bathroom vanity? It’s not like I didn’t have the paint. So not too long ago I decided I was going to make myself paint it. I decided to DIY chalk paint on the master bathroom vanity pretty much as I did on the guest bath.
That is how I got in trouble. Even though I wiped it down with water and vinegar, then wiped it with deglosser. This time it didn’t work. I had to prime it first. And before that, I had to sand the backs of the cabinet doors.
After all of that, it was clear sailing. I was able to mix up the paint with Poppies’ Paint Powder. It took three coats of paint. In between the coats of paint I used a 400 grit sandpaper to remove the paint buggers (little bits of paint not seen until dried).
I tried something different on the doors. Instead of doing one side and then the other, I completed all of the backs. That included waxing it. Then I started on the other side.
Once I was satisfied it was time to wax it, except for the backs of course. The vanity and the doors got two coats of wax. The first coat I hand waxed and buffed it.
Then the second coat I used the waxing brush and buffed with the drill with the brush.
In the meantime, I decided to clean the hinges. I have a crockpot, especially for that purpose. Leave it on for a few hours.
Actually, I was too lazy to pour out the water so I left them overnight after turning off the slow cooker.
The next day I spray painted the hinges. And finally, put everything back together. I did put back the old knobs and drawer pulls.
Maybe I will change them out at some point. By the way, I love how the piano stool looks. I love how it looks now. Not the old orange tone on the vanity. Much better, don’t you think?