early on in our building process I knew I wanted something fun and unique for the lower level bathroom vanity. I put together some fun ideas and the custom cabinet showroom and when the quote came back I nearly dropped to the floor after realizing that ‘certain look’ I was hoping for cost nearly triple what our builders had budgeted for us! (The first of many, many over budget surprises!) That was just not going to happen on a vanity so instead I took a little direction from one of my favorite blogs, Natty by Design and gave furniture up-cycling a shot!
I found the perfect dresser at a local antique shop and took it home with me!
Of course I was way too excited to complete the transformation that I completely neglected to take pics along the way but here's a run down of what I did!
First, I removed the hardware and put it away for safe keeping, I definitely wanted to use the original hardware as it was one the things I loved so much about the dresser. Then, I sanded it and gave it a few coats of black glossy paint. I spray painted the hardware a brighter metallic color and added some decorative furniture feet to raise the height up a bit.
It was a LOT of work, glossy, oil based paint is ‘pain in the you know what’ to work with, and its far from perfect but I LOVE the way it turned out and this bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house, can’t wait to get it decorated, plus I saved a TON of money!