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The Basement: A Painted Vanity

by - Monday, February 25, 2013

Did you all have a good weekend? We managed to knock off a few more basement To Do's, eat yummy macarons, and make some updates at #RockTheRental (like this sneak peek I shared of an amazing piece Switch Studio made me. More on that to come!).

One more piece of the basement bathroom puzzle fell into place. See that vanity above? We bought it over a year ago and had it sitting in storage ever since. I was smitten with the small dimensions of this vanity, its traditional details, the turned legs. 

A Painted Bathroom Vanity

It was an espresso brown colour, not quite black, which I really loved paired with the crisp white stone sink. But then we went and made the bathroom look all bright and light and white... which just didn't go with this dark and handsome vanity. What to do? Paint it!

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I was really hesitant to paint this piece even though I knew the colour wasn't right. I have no problem painting something that is old or thrifted or has been painted before. 

But painting something brand new that we hadn't even used yet? It just seemed somewhat wrong. So I entrusted the task to the professionals and had the fabulous folks at Paint It Like New do the job.  It turned out SO GOOD.

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Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray

The colour is Benjamin Moore HC-169 Coventry Gray, a light neutral gray. It looks so yummy against the white beadboard and the lighter paint brings out the panel details of the doors. 

The clean-lined sink is paired with the sleek Brizo Baliza faucet provided courtesy of Masco Canada.  Chloe will be using this bathroom after crafting or mess making in the basement so I really wanted an easy to use single handle faucet here.

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One more photo to show you the beautiful trim work that HandyMan installed. I'm getting kinda misty-eyed because this is the last place in our house where we'll be doing trimwork and he has become really skilled at it! This room is all about the light and shadows. We finally made a decision on the area above the beadboard so hopefully I'll be able to show you a finished room soon.

What do you think about painting new furniture? Would you have been as hesitant as I was?


Source list:
Vanity - from Tubs
Vanity painting - by Paint It Like New
Vanity paint - Coventry Gray, HC-169, Benjamin Moore
Faucet - Brizo Baliza Single Handle Single Hole Faucet
Knobs - from Upper Canada Hardware
Floor tile - Xilo Viva Cermica White from Stone Tile

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