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Monday, April 8, 2013

Painting Cabinets or A Very Slow and Tedious Job

I have no gorgeously beautiful post so instead I am showing a picture of what I wished darling daughters bathroom looked like.

bathrooms - light gray paneled walls sage green walls white tufted vanity chair marble top drop down light gray vanity flanked light gray bathroom cabinets

In the past two weeks I have created a jolly St. Patrick’s Day environment with a mouthwatering corned beef dinner, an Easter feast with all the trimmings, a birthday wonderland and now am quickly moving forward to celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this week.

I want to be thankful for the small woman inside of me who keeps jumping up and saying “Remember to enjoy the day…make a memory of this moment.”  But as I struggle to write yet another art history paper, shoot a still life, make dinner, attend soccer practice… in the moment when I am SO tired and just want to get the stupid stupid cabinets painted already I want to tell her to “Hush her mouth!”

It must be Monday. :)

Focusing on the positive I can report that I have all of darling daughters cabinet trim painted and am now working on the doors. I am loving the look so far!

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The old vanity top will be replaced at the end of the week and two new faucets will be installed. I purchased some clear round  glass cabinet knobs at Hobby Lobby. In a funny coincidence every picture of “gray bathroom cabinets” I liked on Pinterest this morning showed the same hardware. I guess great minds think alike.

Love the cabinet color (hate the mirror!) Maison Luxe - Sophisticated master bathroom with gray walls, bathroom cabinets painted Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray, marble countertop, Barbara Barry Small Simple Scallop Pendant, Thomas O'Brien Bryant Sconces flanking gilt mirror.

Gray Bathroom Cabinets Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas

trim.  bathrooms - gray vintage antique round mirror pale gray walls clawfoot tub charcoal gray slate tiles floor pale gray single bathroom vanity cabinet calcutta marble countertop glass knobs

The bad thing about builders grade oak cabinets is that the wood grain still comes through. I know there are grain filler products but gah~ they look like so much work. I might try it on the kitchen cabinets. But for now, I need to roll on another coat of paint. 

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Can’t wait for more show and less tell!



Lorraine said...

Painting cabinets IS tedious! But the result will be wonderful, I'm sure! One day (hour) at a time!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good luck with them!! I know they will turn out amazing!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your labor of love with pay off in the end, Laura! It is going to look beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing the finished look. I love that bathroom with the gold framed mirror.

ImagiMeri said...

They're looking amazing pretty lady!!! Now just what is Fashionista doing in all of this????

Love ya'

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You definitely do have your plate more than full all of the time. The cabinets are looking fabulous so far. Hugs, Marty

openid said...

You've got the lid off the can and the brush dipped in the paint -- you're ahead of me! :)
Your Friend,

Kelley Dibble said...

I can't wait either!

Vel Criste said...

First of all, thank you for the intro on Lisette - truly inspiring woman and story. Second of all, Happy anniversary! You have been crazy busy Laura and yet have managed to pull off everything with style! Can't wait to see what the cabinets will look like. I'm also tweaking my craft room and I think the cabinets need to be painted too!

Karen Albert said...

Laura I admire so much your tenacious spirit in getting soooo much accomplished!

I hope that I can keep up with you and Andrea when we go to France one day in the future. I am getting stronger every day!

Love and Hugs,
Art by Karena

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That looks like a fun project, Laura.



Bente said...

It will look so great when it`s finished.

Denise said...

Hi Laura,

I love these beautiful bathroom pictures you've shared with us -- dream bathrooms, for sure! It looks like the Fashionista is going to have a pretty bathroom of her own when you finish working on it; she's a lucky daughter. I really like the color you've chosen for the cabinet doors; are you using AS chalk paint?

Good luck getting everything done, Laura, and Happy 15th Anniversary!


Denise at Forest Manor

8)(8 said...

Very nice inspiration photos.

Either I've read somewhere it takes three coats on oak, or that's what my friend told me who just did her 1980s kitchen.

I guess we are in ;) Some of my knobs and pulls are glass too.

Best wishes on the painting! It is a big undertaking, and happy anniversary! Actually they both are these days.

khess136 said...

B-R-E-A-T-H-E, Laura...they will be beautiful!

Suzette Quan-Reneau said...

Laura, I can't wait to see the finished cabinets, the entire bathroom... Oh! How very exciting!
I so miss your sweet crafts and clever makeovers. But I know, I know, you've been super busy. Just take care of yourself. We are here always.
By the way, I love those knobs... so pretty!

Happy Aniversario!!!

Andrea said...

It is going to be beautiful, I cannot wait to see the end result!!

The Glam Pad

Lindsay Redd said...

Ooh! I can't wait to see! Those baths are beautiful!

Laura Turner said...

Keep on perservering! I'm so impressed that you even started to paint with school, children, your prolific and lovely posts, not to mention all the mundane tasks we women have to do. You are pretty darned awesome! And I do look forward to seeing the finished bathroom. Congrats on your anniversary.
Laura from Sunday View

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Your choices for the bathroom are beautiful. I think that you are "wonder woman'. There's so much going on in your life and you always tackle it with grace and enthusiasm.
Best wishes for a special anniversary day as you are a special person. xxx

Liz Hockamier said...

Ewwwwww! They are gonna be so pretty! :)
Happy early anniversary.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Why is it that cabinets take so long to do? I know I was so tempted to just slap that paint on any which way when we were doing ours/LOL

I love the gray look in any room!

Debbie said...

I can tell they are going to be beautiful.

... and I can relate. Oh sister, can I relate!!!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

The gray will look so pretty, and glass knobs sound perfect. I can't imagine doing all that you do. Hang in there! I'll be praying for strength and rest. :)