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5.24.2011

Painting the Master Bathroom Vanity (progress)

We are SOOOO excited to finally get moving again on our master bathroom.
What are we working on now?
Our Vanity!
Here is a before:
Nothing wrong with this look... We're just ready for a change! :)

I was posting on Facebook earlier, that I have just finished the 3rd coat of primer, and am waiting for it to dry, so I can do another light sanding, before applying the high-gloss white paint, to the vanity's face front.
Eek!  I'm so nervous for the actual "white paint" part! Mostly because this is kind of a permanent fixure in our bathroom... that we CAN'T afford to replace, if I mess up. LOL.
Wheres Kate when you need her!?
I guess it IS only paint... but still.  I want it to look great the FIRST time... ya know?
wish me luck!

As you can see, we've Cason has taken off the Formica counter top and the sink, so that I could paint the vanity easier.  I wasn't home when Cason decided to demolish the bathroom, so I don't have any photos, but you get the idea :)
Even though our house is only 4 years old, our counter top, in this bathroom has always had issues!  It was like it had never been glued down properly, and it had bubbles in it everywhere.  We kept trying to fix it... but no luck.  

So now that we needed a new counter top... we weren't going to settle for "Finicky-Formica"...
 we wanted something a bit nicer!
Hence the reason that we've been bustin' a move on refinishing our vanity...beeecauuuse....
Our new granite counter top is set to arrive sometime this week, from Granite City!!!!
Whoo hoo!
We did a LOT of hunting around, for the perfect, affordable counter top.  And much to our surprise... Granite is NOT cheap! ha!  SO we were glad when we found Doug at Granite City in SLC, because he had a remnant yard, FULL of discounted stone "leftovers", that were perfect for this small project.
Cason and I had some small arguments "heavy discussions" about what color and style to go with... but we finally came to an agreement.  I can't wait to show you what we chose!

I have to be honest.  If we were taking points, on who got their way MORE, during our counter top selection discussion...Well, Cason would definitely come in first.  So needless to say, I'm a bit anxious to see what our counter top looks like, in our space.  We'll see if Cason's "design skillz" are up-to-par. ha!

Okay... MUST get back to work!
Hope everyone is having a fabulously productive day too!
PS. Oh!  And don't worry your pretty lil' heads... if everything works out as planned, I'll do a full tutorial on how I painted the vanity.  I've been taking lots of pictures along the way. :)

PPS.  And if everything goes south?... then I'll have a ton of pictures, and a messed up vanity that I won't speak of anymore.
ha!


20 comments:

  1. Rock on! I am sooo down with projects. I need base boards! May use the cheeting base boards to make em' look bigger like you did in the kitchen. Good luck.

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  2. Wow how great!! Can't wait to see more!

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  3. Can't wait to see it all finished. It is going to be fab,I can tell. You actually removed doors to paint...which is a step above most of us!

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  4. I love granite, We have black granite in our bathrooms. Can not wait to see what you two ended up agreeing on. So exciting.

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  5. Oh how fun!! We went to the granite yard too, to pick out our kitchen, and baths when we were having our house built...what a tough decision ...I think I lost a lot of sleep wondering if I made the right decision!

    can't wait to see the final reveal:-)

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  6. i am sure it will look great.. everything u posy and do looks great.. i envy u....

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  7. just wanted to say how much I LOVE your blog! can't wait to see the finished bathroom! I am wanting to add granite counter tops to mine, so I anxious to see what you chose!! Have a great week!

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  8. I love your blog, you are just cutest! And this project makes me smile, we finished something similar not too long ago.... trust me, the white is worth the work :)

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  9. looking great! and YAY for Granite!! and Granite City!!

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  10. Woo hoo. Can't wait to see what you picked.

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  11. Something tells me you won't fail, you are one talented woman on a mission!

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  12. Its going to look great! I've also been painting our bathroom vanity... it started out bright blue! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  13. can't wait to see it! BTW, love how you pose for the camera, so stinkin cute!

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  14. can't wait to see it all together and see the vanity you chose!!! :)

    -Ashley
    www.DesignBuildLove.co

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  15. ooh yay! I was just telling a friend today that my summer project needs to be painting my bathroom vanity white :) I hope it works cuz I REALLY need that tutorial!!

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  16. I would LOVE to paint my bathroom vanity. I can't wait to see the full tutorial. How much was your granite remnant? I would love to do that too!!

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  17. I'm proud of you for painting it yourself! And you won't mess it up. It will be awesome! Can't wait to see it all done :)

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  18. I'm so glad you decided against hiring someone...you guys can totally handle it. I'm excited to see the pics, they will turn out great!

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  19. I am new to your blog and love to see all of the work you have been working on. My husband is a project manager for a hospital and knows how to do everything, he is incharge of all the construction that goes on.We also do all of the work around the house. Love it. You guys are so funny together. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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