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.
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