I have finally finished the bathroom cabinets. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be done with this project! I love the way it turned out. Here is how I did it.
Here are a few shots of the cabinets before I had done anything.
I tried to go right into painting, but quickly realized that I had missed a big step – sanding down the cabinets to remove any sealer that is on them. Once the first coat of the paint had dried, I sanded down the entire cabinet.
For the painting I used a foam brush and a small paint roller. I find that foam brushes give a smoother finish, rather than the bristle brush. But that is just my opinion.
After one coat of the Tuxedo black paint (from Ace Hardware) I could tell that the cabinet was shaping up to be what I wanted, but it definitely needed another coat of paint. Since the weather has been so humid here, I had to wait overnight (which turned into several nights) to paint the second coat.
After the second coat I did to a few touch ups, but those were minimal. Then it was time to put the drawers back in. And that is when I realized that I had forgotten a key piece of wood. So it was time to take the drawers back out and paint again. Moral of this story? Make sure to be careful and pay attention to what will be showing once everything is assembled.
After fixing my mistake and waiting for the paint to dry, I put the fixtures back on the cabinet drawers and door and called it finished! I am pretty excited with how it turned out.