This was a project I did at my old house, but I still love the turnout so it’s worth sharing. The walls were a mint green, and the vanity was a cheap laminate one from Lowe’s. I wanted to make it look more contemporary, so I figured I would paint the walls and vanity. It worked out perfectly.
Process wise, it is very important to scuff up the existing surface after a really good cleaning. I prefer the foam sanding blocks, which you can see sitting on the area rug above. You can use regular sandpaper or even a scuff pad, but it’s important to do this step to get good adhesion. You can also prime, but in this case I was using a Behr Marquee paint, which is a paint and primer in one.
My technique is to brush the edges and nooks/crannies first. I then go over the rest of the surface area with a foam roller. Foam rollers give you a smoother surface, so on something like a cabinet, it’s a must. The paint finish I used (and always use on cabinets) is satin. It has sheen and it’s easy to clean.
The wall color I went with was Behr’s “Frost.” The vanity color is Behr’s “Opera Glasses.” I really think the color changes went a long way. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the floor tile, but even that looked nicer after I was done.
[Featured image by Sven Brandsma]