I did a lot of upgrades to my bathroom as I showed you in this video tour but the one thing that I hadn’t touched so far is the vanity – the paint was looking very tired and chipped, plus the knobs were very dated and off center to boot!
So I was thrilled when I was approached by Glidden to try their Diamond paint and primer – a highly durable paint that’s easy to clean. Perfect opportunity to finally do something about the vanity and those knobs.
Since I’m a renter, I had to work within what my landlord would allow. I got the OK to use either a very light grey paint (Glidden color Fossil Grey) or a something similar to the original color (Glidden Parchment white). I didn’t like how shinny the original paint was so I went with an eggshell instead of a semi-gloss finish.
The first step for this project was to prep the surface for painting (sanding and wiping the it clean). I took out the drawers but ended up leaving the doors on – it’s better to remove them but the hinges were so covered in paint that it was easier in my case to leave them on.
Then I filled in the holes of the knobs and imperfections with spackling, let that dry, sanded until smooth, and drilled new holes in the right location for the knobs.
Then it was time to paint – I decided to try to “Fossil Grey” color. The paint went on very smooth and the coverage was very good, though some of the original color still showed through in spots after the first coat.
The color did matched what I expected (though it’s hard to tell from the picture below), but after living with it for a couple of days, the fossil grey color just didn’t work as I thought it would with the rest of the room.
So instead of adding a second coat of the grey paint, I repainted the vanity with the parchment white color which I like much better. I did need to apply 2 coats and sanded in between coats to ensure a smooth finish. The last step was to change out the knobs with new ones that I made with rocks for from the Dollar Store (stay tuned for a video tutorial to come soon).
Here is the finished project – even though the color is essentially the same, it’s still a huge upgrade and well worth the effort: the Glidden Diamond paint made my vanity look new and feel very smooth to the touch. And I have to say I’m loving the new knobs – way better that what was there before, plus now they are centered!
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** This post was sponsored by the Glidden brand paint for PPG but the thoughts and opinions are my own **