Painters Remorse….

I’ve had painters remorse before, first time was when I painted my guest room in a spring green.  One of my favorite green colors is the that spring green, you know the color of the buds on trees in the springtime.   I painted my guestroom on a Friday night in a spring green color shortly after I moved into my home, on Saturday morning when I woke up I was horrified and realized some colors should just stay in nature!  I rushed out the door to the Sherwin Williams store and purchased a more appropriate green (honeydew) and repainted the room when I got home.  Unfortunately this current painters remorse isn’t going to be so easy.   

I painted the vanity in my downstairs bathroom white today and as soon as the doors and drawer fronts were dry and I got them back on I realized I do not like the white vanity at all.  While I’m hoping it grows on me I have a feeling I will be having this vanity refaced, back to wood.  The wood vanity made the wainscot stand out better in my opinion then the white.   This is what I get for not using my graphic software and “painting” on my photos before I do so in real life.  Oh well lesson learned install my software on the laptop before I do any other changes in the house.  I guess the one good thing about this will be purchasing new drawer and door fronts, if I’m going to have the vanity refaced might as well get the craftsman style doors and drawer fronts I want.  I will have to live with the white until I can have the vanity resurfaced though 🙁

4 comments for “Painters Remorse….

  1. Mimi
    June 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    You may have already “refaced” your bathroom vanity, but if you haven’t, I think your first instinct was correct: the original wood of the vanity just isn’t right in there (too orangey-yellow; not brown enough). Paint was a very good choice, too. It’s an inexpensive, versatile, and easy way to change the look. You could try both “distressing” as navywife1993 suggested and/or try some brown antiquing stain or wax on top of the paint. It will “dirty up” the crevices, etc and make the detail stand out. You could also use your wall paint to do the same thing, giving it an aqua tinge without being too “matchy-matchy”. A 3rd option is to paint the vanity a deeper (darker/brighter) version of the aqua paint color OR with black & distress/”antique” either w/ the antiquing stain/wax or w/ paint (white or light aqua).
    Your vanity will have it’s own special accent & will coordinate well w/ both your wall & paneling colors. Technique for either is easy: with a brush apply & wipe off using a rag. Apply & wipe off as much as needed to achieve the look you want. Don’t forget to paint the inside an bright accent color (white, aqua, or ?)
    Remember this mantra: It’s just PAINT! You can repaint or remove paint (I know removing isn’t as easy as painting over, but it CAN be done)

    • Dria
      June 3, 2013 at 5:43 am

      Great idea on painting the inside a bright color I hadn’t thought of that, I’m still leaning on refacing the cabinets in a different wood with shaker style doors for now it’s still white!

  2. navywife1993
    April 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    It is a little too white. Until you do the refacing, what about distressing it some, and putting more substantial hardware on each drawer? I LOVE the wainscot!!!!

    • Administrator
      April 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      I thought of doing hardware on the drawers and cabinets but uhh i so hate the white vanity lol! Can’t wait to reface it now 😉 I thought maybe painting it the upper wall color until I get it refaced but uhh who knows how good that will look I’m not doing a thing until I install my graphics software on this laptop that’s for sure! I love this style wainscot too but it was way more work then doing the beadboard or the regular wainscot that’s for sure!

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