I am so excited to share with you an inexpensive way to transform your Laundry/Bathroom Cabinets!
I have to share our basement bathroom with our laundry room. It is not so bad, we do have a laundry chute! But it is a dark place and dark cabinets only make it DARKER! There is only a tiny window, that provides a small amount of natural light.
Let me give you an idea of the difference a little paint can make:
I started by removing all the doors. Make sure you put the hardware in a baggie and label them to match the cabinet door it goes with (when you re-install the hardware you want them on the right cabinet door... I learned not all handles are created equal) I previously mentally numbered the cabinets and knew which order they went in so I could hang them back in the same place. Trust me this is an important step!
Do you see my baggies on the dryer ready to be labeled?
One last before:
So now...on to how you are going to do this on the cheap.
As a rule I never go into Home Depot without:
1. checking the oops paint section
2. checking the cull bin
You never know what treasure you may find!
So one day I picked up this full gallon of paint for $7 in the oops paint!
Then I spent the day painting my cabinets. I used a cabinet roller that I already had and some cheap foam brushes, which I had as well. I did two coats, waiting for drying in-between. Then I waited, for several days, I got impatient at this point and put on the hardware and re-hung the cabinets!
Here are a few after shots:
Gotta love that 70's counter and vinyl floor. Obviously I have lots more work to do!
The handles look so much better!
The brackets were like a $1 at home depot and I already had the shelf pins because this shelf was in the cabinet below (I didn't need two down there). I added contact paper (the only color I had) and ta da, sorting room, or I have a laundry basket that fits in the lower spot (it just happens to be full of clean clothes ready to be folded).
As you can see I also painted the insides of the cabinets, one of my boys helped me and we had a grand ole time!
I am so pleased with how much better the room looks! I know I have a long way to go before it is done, but I am glad I got it started.
Not bad for $11 right!?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Lots of Love,
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