It's amazing what $10 can do...

I've wanted to makeover my master bathroom since I have moved in pretty much. It has great high ceilings, dual sinks, a separate shower and huge tub. It also has boring beige tile, carpet, builder-basic i.e. cheap light fixtures and ugly white finishes. The paint had already started chipping from the vanity.

For the better part of the past two weeks, it's actually looked more like this-

I finally decided on a color called 'Charcoal Sketch' by Better Homes & Gardens, as it's the perfect blend of brown, gray and black. I had ruled out using a flat black and couldn't find a deep brown that didn't have red undertones. I had Home Depot color match the color and bought a quart for $10...which is plenty for such a small surface.

I took off the doors and took out the drawers. I then sanded, sanded and sanded some more. I did it by hand with a medium grit sandpaper. I would've definitely used a sander had I known how much work it was going to be. Once the glossy surface had been sanded enough to take paint, I got to work using a small foam roller and a 1.5'' wide paint brush.

After three coats, it looked like this-

Much better! I'm still finishing up a few other projects in the space, but I hope to have a final reveal later this week..

*Also for you Kansas City folks, my DIFFA table was featured in the KC Star newspaper on Sunday, July 4th! Check out the KC Star Magazine insert for the pictures:)


  1. Looks great! Can't wait to see the final reveal since my master bath is major need of a re-do! :)

  2. Anonymous7/06/2011

    Looks great. Show a photo of the mirror is you have one! Carrie

  3. Anonymous7/07/2011

    Wow this looks fantastic! Great job.

  4. Thanks everyone! It's one of those projects that now that it is done, I can't believe I waited so long to do it! @Anon- I will be sharing pictures of the mirror, along with the new DIY frame later today:)


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