Hi there! Ever since Asa painted my kitchen cabinets, I have been blown away by the quality and excited to try my hand at it.
I had this dated bathroom vanity in our basement bathroom, and I wanted to modernize it with some paint. I also ordered wood knobs so that I could paint them the matching color. Here’s the before:
I followed the exact steps in this painting tutorial. The only big change I made was that I used a foam brush to paint instead of a sprayer. Asa told me that as long as you are careful that it won’t necessarily look bad to not use a sprayer. So I went for it. I like foam brushes for painting because they don’t leave as many brush strokes as paint brushes.
I wanted to share this with you to encourage you that YOU CAN DO THIS. In the past, I’ve had stuff I painted turn out bad and I had no idea it was possible to get a result this good. I highly recommend it even if you’ve had bad luck in the past.
The prep work recommended and the hard drying paint made a huge difference. I would 100% feel confident painting a vanity, a bookshelf or piece of furniture this color in the future.
In fact, the following weekend I was so pumped up about my new “skill” that I painted my own front door with hard drying paint.
If you’ve been too nervous to paint something outdated in your home, I hope this post gives you the confidence needed to get started! Oh—and one more cool thing. This whole project took me around 4-5 hours. I did it in two days. Not bad considering how much it improves our bathroom. xx. Elsie
This is my first time here. I wanted to paint bathroom and blue is my new favorite color for interiors. Thanks for the ideas.
i love the color, its eyecatching. There is really no big difference using a spray and a brush. Great job on this one..
Wow, that turned out pretty amazing! My bathroom vanity has been an eyesore for years, but its got good bones. So it looks like I might have just found my next weekend project.. Fingers crossed.
They look great! I’m toying with the idea of painting my powder bath cabinet myself or hiring someone post-COVID to do it, but haven’t fully decided. This gives me a little more confidence to give it a try myself. Could you share a link to the foam brush you used or something similar? I’m picturing just a cheap craft one you might get at Michael’s, but I feel hesitant to go forward with that without confirmation. Thanks!!!
Yes- I just used the cheap foam brushed that come in a pack of different sizes (exactly as you are picturing). You can 100% do this project! It’s not bad at all!
Awesome! Thanks for the reply and the encouragement!!
Opps! Don’t know how I missed that… foam brushes.
Did you spray, roll, or brush paint the cabinets? They look great.
I love the painting.
So so cute! Do you mind sharing the paint color you used?
Hi Lauren! It’s Green Balsam by Behr.
Love it thank you
Looks great! What finish did you use on your kitchen cabinets and here – semigloss?
Yes, I believe these are semigloss but the kitchen is eggshell maybe, it’s less glossy.
You said the paint is linked in the post, but it’s not. What is it?
Looks beautiful! What paint did you use?
Hi! It’s linked in the post. If you want to do it I suggest following all the steps in the tutorial linked- it worked so well! XX