I used to be very brief on time for engaged on home initiatives yesterday, so in deciding what I wished to do with my restricted accessible time, I landed on portray the hallway toilet vainness. I’ve been residing with that orange vainness for 4 years now, and disliking it extra with every passing day.
Right here’s how the toilet with the orangish vainness has appeared since its makeover in 2019.
However when the brand new vainness countertop was put in at first of this week, it appeared even worse to me. (And it at all times appears to be like like a brighter orange when standing within the room than when viewing it from the hallway.)
When the countertop was put in, I wasn’t certain how for much longer I may stand to take a look at that vainness coloration. Properly, I discovered the reply to that query yesterday. 😀
I bought cloth to make a brand new bathe curtain for the toilet (yow will discover the material right here – affiliate hyperlink), so I took that to Dwelling Depot to discover a paint coloration. I narrowed it down to 2 colours — Behr Glamorous (the one on the left) and Behr Ballerina Tutu (the one on the fitting). I made a decision to go along with Glamorous.
I’m so glad that the one I favored higher was referred to as Glamorous and never Ballerina Tutu. I’d need to reject a coloration named Ballerina Tutu on precept alone. 😀 I’ve developed an actual love for pinks, however a pink coloration referred to as Ballerina Tutu is slightly too on the nostril.
This was a comparatively fast and straightforward undertaking as a result of (1) the vainness isn’t that massive, and (2) it was beforehand painted with latex paint and was by no means topcoated with a transparent end. In order that implies that with a purpose to change the colour, all I needed to do was give every thing a really fast sanding with 220-grit sandpaper, wipe off the sanding mud, after which brush the brand new paint proper over it. I used to be past thrilled to see that orange coloration go! Right here’s a side-by-side comparability of the brand new Glamorous and the outdated Tandoori, though the brand new coloration remains to be moist (and due to this fact, brighter than the ultimate dry coloration).
I gave the vainness two coats of paint, and I painted it with a 2-inch brush. And since I used to be utilizing a model new quart of paint, I didn’t even add Floetrol. The paint was excellent proper out of the can, and it went on very easily.
I didn’t even take away the doorways or drawer fronts to color. I merely painted the fronts and edges of the doorways first, after which opened the doorways and painted the backs of the doorways and the cupboard body. I did the identical with the drawers. I painted the entrance of the drawer fronts first, after which opened them and painted the again of the drawer fronts, after which painted the cupboard body. After which I left every thing open to dry.
And right here it’s fully painted and dry.
I like it! I’m so excited to be rid of the orange. This coloration appears to be like so vigorous and contemporary compared, and I like it with the grey countertop.
I’ve new door and drawer pulls on order, they usually’ll be right here tomorrow. I went with these quite simple pulls in Champagne Bronze (affiliate hyperlink) to match the brand new Delta Arvo single gap faucet in Champagne Bronze (affiliate hyperlink) that I purchased for the toilet. I’ll be swapping out all the silver/nickel metallic fixtures for Champagne Bronze, however I haven’t gotten round to buying the remainder but.
So right here’s a have a look at the Behr Tandoori that I’ve had for the final 4 years, and the brand new Behr Glamorous.
This vainness has modified colours many instances over time. Let’s take slightly journey again, lets?
After I did the unique toilet rework in 2015, I painted the vainness a teal coloration.
After which in 2019, I painted it grey. It was horrible and drab, and so not me.
After which in 2019, I gave the toilet a extra colourful makeover, and that’s once I went with the Behr Tandoori. The entire motive I went with that coloration is as a result of it’s within the cloth I used for the bathe curtain. And the explanation I went with that bathe curtain cloth is as a result of I wished one thing extra colourful, and I simply occurred to have that cloth available.
I actually did love that loo makeover for some time, however as the remainder of the rooms began coming collectively, and I began to naturally gravitate extra in direction of pinks as a substitute of orangish corals, this vainness and the bathe curtain appeared method too harsh for me. And since they are often seen from the lounge and the music room, they actually clashed with the lounge curtains and the music room sofa.
So for some time now, I’ve been decided to say goodbye to the orangish vainness coloration, and herald a pinker coloration. And now I lastly have it!
I’m sort of wishing that I had ordered that unbelievable watercolor print in wallpaper as a substitute of cloth. Wouldn’t that look unbelievable on the partitions? It could actually brighten the room up much more! However for now, I’ll simply need to get pleasure from my new Glamorous toilet vainness.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and enhance the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You possibly can be taught extra about me right here.