I was perfectly happy repainting my existing vanity with all its useful drawers and storage.
Until I spotted this beauty:
In case you missed it, here are Part 1 and Part 2 of how this Spontaneous DIY Bathroom Renovation got started.
When I contacted the seller of said vanity he said he'd "done some work."
Sadly I discovered on pickup this meant he stripped it, removed the back and the door was in pieces. It also had a warped top and water damage. The lesson here is to always ask questions or inspect.
Truthfully...I still would've bought it!
I started with Old World Clay and Chalk Paint in the colour Bonsai.
It is a wonderfully neutral colour and it looks amazing layered.
What's the difference between the two? They're pretty much the same. The puck fits in the palm nicely, but the block gets into corners and edges easily. If you have tiny hands, the block may be more comfortable.
It complements the tones in Bonsai and is strong enough to still pop when the final colour is painted.
To see all 50+ colours of Old World Paint, check out our online colour chart or order an Old World Hand-painted Colour Chart online for $12.
So this happened:
Wet-distressing with a damp cloth to pull off layers of paint and create a lovely, vintage, aged look with yummy layers of colour.
By the way, this is also when I decided to decoupage the inside with Old World Aqua Sealer to hide a ridiculous stain of some sort that just wouldn't give up (this is my go-to when I don't want to resort to stain blockers).
After a couple hours, I wiped on second coat then repeated with a third.
When using the wipe-on method, the layers are thinner, so I prefer to do more than when using a brush. You get no brush marks and it leaves a gorgeous satin sheen.
It was warped with water damage and the amount of work to straighten it, well, I simply wasn't game to try.
Having a new piece cut cost a smidge over $100. I also thought it would be dreamy to find an above top basin and I got a bit lucky!
My local Bunnings is relocating and guess what — they were having a clearance sale on displays! From $149 to $69!! SCORE!!!
And for the first time since I created this MESS I feel like it might just come together after all.
I was bummed out until I saw this gorgeousness...
The pine fence palings were washed with Old World Paint in the colour Nest. Then Shutter White was roughly dry-brushed on.
About halfway through I changed to Industrial White which is a little softer and helps create the weathered wood or driftwood feel.
Then, the first coat of Old World Aqua Sealer went on with a roller. Two more coats to come and another major project checked off the list!
The slate floors are coming out and we're tiling the shower and floor.
Sad to see the slate go, but I can't be THAT sad with these beauties to choose from....however will I decide?!!!