Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Freshly Painted Cabinet Comes Out of Hiding

Last year I created a tween bedroom for my oldest son.

But there was one little "nook" I didn't show you.

It's a vanity area. But, my dirty little secret is that it spent the better part of a year looking like this...

This, my friends, is called a DIY fail. I tried to do a lime washed effect with chalk paint, and as you can see, it didn't work out too well for me.

I convinced myself that I would try again. Someday. In the meantime, my tween became a teen and I started working on other projects. It seemed this poor little vanity would forever remain in it's pathetic state.

School was about to start for the year, and my son asked me to please, at least, reattach the cabinet door.

I decided to forget my grand plans of some special paint effect, and just paint the darn thing already!

So that's what I did. I painted the cabinet with BM "Chelsea Gray."

It only took about an hour, and I love the color. Why didn't I do this sooner??

I used Benjamin Moore's Advance paint. No sanding, no priming, and the finish is great.

So glad I'm not hiding any dirty little secrets anymore… at least as far as you know :)


  1. Looks awesome. I have to try the BM Advance paint. Been thinking about painting my dining room chairs...scared though.

  2. Nicely, nicely done. I do love that color.
    A very nice room, also... Love the rugs!
    Funny how much we can accomplish in an hour.... When we were building, if I had an hour, I would run out to the house & paint.... now it is "I only have an hour" SOoooo...... I do nothing : )

  3. Looks great painted...love the color!! I bet your son is a happy camper too;-)

  4. This bathroom is absolutely amazing! Can you share where the sconces are from? The mirror is beautiful, so inspiring!

  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one with unfinished projects, aka dirty little secrets....but I'm not sharing mine! x Sharon

  6. Looks great! There's nothing better than a nice paint job even compared to a special finish . :)

  7. Where did u get the rug??? Soo cute