When we were building the outdoor kitchen my granite fabricator noticed we had a downstairs bathroom and offered to make me a countertop for it, for FREE! Um, heck yes I’ll take a free countertop from my granite scraps! The only problem was once the new countertops were in they made everything else in the bathroom look 100x worse!
A couple months ago I showed you my design board for the downstairs bathroom but we’ve had so many other projects going on this summer (outdoor kitchen, outdoor living room, deck expansion, new kitchen countertops) that I haven’t had a chance to even think about the bathroom! But things are finally starting to slow down and now I’m getting ready to take on this bathroom project.
Random side note – sometimes I wonder what I’ll do with all my free time once we are finished renovating the house. Right now I feel like we are constantly working on two or more projects at a time, it’s seriously craziness!
Anyways, back to the bathroom. Just in time for this project my friends at Giani Granite emailed me to let me know they have a new product called Chalkworthy. It’s their new brand of antiquing chalk paint and since I’ve been dying to get started on the downstairs bathroom I thought it would be perfect for painting the bathroom cabinets!
If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw me trying to decide on the color, and after reading the unanimous favorite, I decided to go with the darkest color, Cast Iron.
The first thing we did was sand down all the cabinets. Since sanding is not my favorite, and this is our teenager’s bathroom, I had her sand them down for me. Then I applied a coat of Chalkworthy paint to the base cabinet, all the doors and the drawers.
After the paint dried I applied a second coat because it’s always good to have 2 coats, instead of just one, especially in a highly used space. Once both coats were dry I finished the cabinets with the Chalkworthy Black Soft Wax.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sold on the dark color, my favorite was the Mocking Bird (second one in from the left) but now that the cabinets are finished I’m glad I went with the darker color because it’s stunning!
I’m also a little in love with these pulls and knobs from D. Lawless Hardware! They give the bathroom just the right amount of vintage coastal look that I was going for since this is also the bathroom our pool guests use.
Now all that’s left to do is frame out the mirror, add the new light fixture, tile the floor and get rid of the pink toilet! It’s a lot but we are getting there!!! What do you think of the new countertops and freshly painted cabinets? Here’s a before and after shot to remind you just how bad it really was. 🙂
Do you have a project in mind that you’d like to tackle with the Chalkworthy Antiquing Paint? I sure hope so because today Chalkworthy is giving away a starter kit, which includes – 1 qt of antiquing paint, 1lb can of clear soft wax, a paint brush, a wax brush, sandpaper, and a sample tin of the dark wax! To enter to win fill out the Rafflecopter form below, good luck!!! 🙂