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Transformed light oak vanity
gagarob
November 14, 2012 in Before & After
This was a light oak vanity with no hardware. The mirror was plain. I made a frame for mirror and painted all with a dark chocolate, added chrome hardware.
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Christopher James Interiors
I've never liked the light oak...reminds me of the 80's. Great job
November 14, 2012 at 12:47PM     
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gagarob
Thanks so much Christopher!
November 14, 2012 at 12:49PM     
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Stanton Designs-online design services
Little changes make a big difference don't they! Looks good.
November 14, 2012 at 12:53PM     
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
Looks rich with the vivid blue! Nice job!
November 14, 2012 at 12:59PM   
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gagarob
Thanks...wanted more of an ice blue, but painted it the color my daughter wanted.
November 14, 2012 at 1:01PM   
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dinka06
looks great! you're giving us good ideas for our bathrooms as well. Does the doorknob match the hardware? Hard to see from the pictures!
November 14, 2012 at 4:57PM   
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gagarob
Dinka06...the hardware on the cabinets is a very close match to towel/paper holder if that's what you're asking. Make your mirror frame, paint it, then attach to mirror with liquid nails. Be sure to paint the backside of the frame or the mirror will reflect back the unfinished wood.
November 14, 2012 at 5:23PM   
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Realtor in PLACERVILLE
would love to see the before pictures! This is a nice looking space
November 14, 2012 at 5:26PM   
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gagarob
I forgot to take before pics, but I will attach the before pic of the master bath, which I finished in the same way. The vanity is the same, only larger.
November 14, 2012 at 5:31PM     
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Stacy Howell
Beautiful job, I would paint the wall hanging above the tub and the hanging candles the same color as the cabinets. Add a bamboo shade and lose the white curtin.
November 15, 2012 at 5:05AM   
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elklaker
Really nice look. What a difference a little paint can make!
November 15, 2012 at 5:10AM   
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Dytecture
I agree with the paint color choice. Looks fantastic !
November 15, 2012 at 5:46AM   
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azelizabeth
What color paint did you use for the cabinets?
November 15, 2012 at 5:51AM   
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gagarob
Behr Espresso Bean (Home Depot) in a satin finish.
November 15, 2012 at 6:27AM   
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dinka06
Oops- I meant the doorknob to the bathroom! I see the silver on the hardware to the cabinets/paper/towel rack, but couldn't tell if the door knob is silver or gold? Doesn't necessarily have to match but I was trying to figure out hardware color schemes for when we do ours! Thanks for the mirror tip- the frame looks awesome
November 15, 2012 at 1:11PM   
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fatar1
I have the same cabinets and would love to paint them. How did you prepare the wood for the paint, and what primer did you use???
November 15, 2012 at 5:55PM   
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gagarob
Dinka...doorknob does not match, but it is not critical.
November 15, 2012 at 6:17PM   
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gagarob
fatar 1.... All surfaces cleaned with TSP and water (get at home store), sanded to remove finish, painted with water based Kilz, sanded again, then 2 coats of paint, light sanding in between. Lots of work!
November 15, 2012 at 6:19PM   
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gagarob
make sure sure number your drawers and and doors to get them back in right spot!
November 15, 2012 at 6:24PM   
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olldcan
Nice transformation. Just curious, if you had to do it all again, would you refinish the cabinet doors yourself or have the doors professionally redone or replace the doors all together. Cause that was a huge job!!!!
November 16, 2012 at 6:43AM   
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gagarob
I would do it all again, as I am retired living on a pension. Hiring someone would have been expensive. I now want to do my kitchen cabinets, but holy moly I have a lot of them! I may consider having the doors done by someone, and then do the frames and drawers myself...they were easy.
November 16, 2012 at 7:20AM   
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olldcan
Thats a good idea to split it up, thanks.
November 16, 2012 at 7:28AM   
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