Monday

pink bathroom vanity

For those of you who follow me on instagram (dwellingsbydevore), you already know what I was up to this weekend.  I've wanted to paint my daughter's bathroom vanity for a while now, but never got around to it.  Well this weekend I got it done.  I thought about going with white paint, but where's the fun in that?  I settled on behr wild watermelon.  It's really hard to tell from those small swatches sometimes, but I had a feeling this would be the perfect shade I was looking for.  Thankfully I was right.  It's not too peachy and not to bubblgum, it's just a good shade of coral pink.


(this picture makes it look a little more pink and a little less coral than it really is)

Here's a little before of the vanity before.  It wasn't terrible and was in great shape, but it was pretty builder bland.
Here's the steps I would recommend following if you plan to paint a vanity in your home.

1.  Sand everything down and then clean it really well.
2.  Prime it.  If you're worried about the odor (since the base will have to be painted inside) go with a zero VOC primer like Kilz Clean Start
3.  Start painting.  It took me a few coats to get things nice and even.  I paint the nooks and crannies first with a brush and then roll over everything with a foam roller.  I used a semi gloss finish so that I could avoid having to use a topcoat and still have some durability and wipe ability which is always nice in a bathroom.  The only other thing I would say is to wait the recommended amount of dry time before you re-coat.  Even if it's dry to the touch it doesn't mean it's ready for another coat. 

I think the pink makes it more fun and playful since the black walls are a little more sophisticated for a kids' space.  I'm working on a window treatment to add a little more whimsy too.










I've made a lot of changes in this room lately so I thought I'd include a few pictures of other details in the room and update my home tour of this room.  I'm also linking up to Emily Clark's kids' spaces link up.

Sources for this room:


68 comments:

Mrs. DeVore said...

I absolutely adore it! So pretty!! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

It's beautiful! I love the pink vanity and all of the personal touches like the quote on the mirror. Great job!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love it! I've been contemplating this for a while now. I'm officially inspired!!! It looks awesome!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Oh I love this bathroom. How fun and the colors are gorgeous. Such a girly room. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party that just started today. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/173rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html
Hugs, Marty

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love the color combination!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love the color and it's the perfect pop in this bathroom! ;)

Mrs. DeVore said...

It's so perfect!

Mrs. DeVore said...

LOVE this- like everything else you do! You are so brave- I could never even think of painting the vanity anything but white- but it looks amazing! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love your little girl's bathroom- it could totally be the adjoining one for my little girl's nursery that I just posted on Emily's blog...that's how I found you! Cute blog!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Sooo good!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Girl, you are GIFTED!! Pretty much every time I start reading one of your posts, I always start with the same thought: "How could she possibly improve on this room/furniture/etc, it's already amazing!" and then somehow you find even MORE amazing-ness!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I completely smitten with this bathroom and it is perfect for a little girl. The pink vanity is beautiful!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Your new vanity just took your bathroom totally over the top! It was gorgeous already and now it's just so dramatic! I'm loving those sea fans also. Gorgeous!

Mrs. DeVore said...

I just love the black walls and new pink vanity!!! Beautiful! Just found your blog over Instagram...so glad I did!!

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Mrs. DeVore said...

love love that color pink! awesome job with that vanity - i want one :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love love love! It looks great against the black :) I also love the sea fans. Pretty! xo Kristin

Mrs. DeVore said...

Oh yes freakin ma'am!!! This is just wonderful. You know how I love me some black walls! It's the perfect shade for that space. I'd love to get primped in there. Awesome job:)

Mrs. DeVore said...

you're so funny :) Thank you!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I'm a little sea fan obsessed! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! So glad you found me :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much Jennifer! The sea fans are one of my favorite parts too! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! My mind is always going so I'm constantly changing things :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I just check out your kids' rooms and love them all!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you so much Ashley!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Danae!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I really wanted to make it special for my daughter :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Go for it! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Just link up :) Thanks marty!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I'm loving coral right now and black and gold are always a favorite of mine! :)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Hey guys, I just installed a new bathroom vanity so I don't have a use for this. But I thought I'd share in case any of you do! Cabinets To Go (who I got my vanity from) is actually giving away a free bathroom vanity. Just click the link: http://www.cabinetstogo.com/Bathroom-Vanity-Contest.asp and vote for which vanity you want. Then you're entered to win that exact one...pretty easy! GOOD LUCK :))))

Mrs. DeVore said...

I was having trouble commenting yesterday :( had to come back and tell you how fabulous it is!
Perfectly sweet and sophisticated!!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Bethany, the vanity turned out great! I really like the Behr Wild Watermelon with the black walls. I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you're interested!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Sure, I'd love that!

Mrs. DeVore said...

SO cute!! I LOVE that you painted the vanity coral. It turned out so well. The bathroom really looks great!

Mrs. DeVore said...

this makes me want to paint a bathroom cabinet...STAT! such a beautiful job!

Mrs. DeVore said...

What paint sheen did you use on the black walls? It all turned out beautifully!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I used eggshell.

Mrs. DeVore said...

thanks!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Saw this room over on Emily Clark's blog. What a fun vanity color! Love the black walls too. I recently painted my powder room walls almost-black and they really class up the space.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Love this!!!! Can I ask where you found the glittered taxidermy towel hook at????

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! I bought the hook at Hobby Lobby and then gave it a little makeover. If you are interested here's the post I did about it: http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2013/05/glittered-gold-taxidermy.html#.Ugp9T459ncM

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks so much! I agree, dark walls are so classy!

Bethany DeVore said...

love the color, its one of my favorite color. actually the color of my bedroom is pink


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The kind of pink color used is not bad and I love the shade. I think this looks better in girls personal bathroom since it looks so girly. I like the designs as well.

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