Painted Bathroom Cabinet DIY Makeover Tutorial

I’ve been busy updating my hall bathroom.  I’ve already picked out my paint to cover up my outdated faux finished paint, and now I’m moving on to the messy fun stuff.  This weekend I tackled my bathroom cabinet.   Here’s a peek at the finished product:

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial
Here’s what I started with:

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial
It looks pretty good in the photo.  But it really hasn’t stood up to the abuse my two kids dish out every day.  Up close the finish looked like this:

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial
Meet my Minwax friends:  MinWax PolyShades, and Wipe-on Polyurethane.  I have used Wipe-on Poly before and I just love it.  It is so easy to apply and the results are fantastic.   So much easier than the brush on products.

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial
I took the door, the drawers and the top dummy panel off and gave all parts including the base a good sanding.  Then I brushed on a thin coat of Minwax PolyShades in Classic Black Satin.

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial
I allowed it to dry overnight, then I took some fine steel wool and distressed the edges.  I followed up with a coat of wipe on polyurethane.  I  replaced the brushed nickel knobs with some simple black ones and I was done.


Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial

I’m very happy with the finish.  It definitely has a high-end cabinet look, not just a home-depot stock cabinet redo look!

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial
Sorry for this rotten photo.  The bathroom is pretty narrow, so it was really hard for me to get a good photo of the whole thing.

Painted Bathroom Cabinet Makeover DIY Tutorial

 

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