Friday, February 1, 2013

Black Bathroom & Laundry Room Cabinets Before & After


How’s everyone’s week going? We are looking forward to the weekend here! Saturday will be filled with indoor soccer games which the boys are dyeing to play in since they had to miss the last couple weeks when they were sick. And yes, I am that mom that never thought she would yell and scream at the games … but I totally do!

Today I wanted to show you the rest of my Brother and Sis in Laws cabinets that we repainted. We did their kitchen cabinets in a nice warm gray (check them out here) and the rest of the cabinets in their house black.

Here is the half bath. I love how they turned out. We used a semi gloss poly on all the cabinets so they would be cleanable but not in your face shiny.



I love the casual style of their home. If you remember their kitchen, it also has a striped wall like this one in the bathroom and I think it keeps the house feeling cohesive. Plus, I’m just a big fan of fat horizontal stripes!






Just to give you a tiny idea of what the cabinets looked like before, here is a shot peeking into the full bathroom and the laundry room.

main bath and laundry before


Here is the laundry room now. Super clean and simple. Anna DIYed the baskets on the top of the cabinets out of diaper boxes. Aren’t they perfect?!



The hardware is the same as what she put in the kitchen, with a different finish. Again, keeping with the flow of their home.



And the full bathroom that is next to the laundry room …



Those stripes again … LOVE!



Here’s a super grainy shot of the Master Bath before. (It’s all she had … but makes for a great before & after!)

master bath


Doesn’t the after look amazing?? I love that they added a chunky black frame around the mirror. It really completes the room.



So, there you have it! I am in love with all the cabinets and am always amazed at the huge difference paint can make in your home! Oh, and once again the awesome photography was done by my Sis in laws friend Tosha. Go check her stuff out here!


The Process

Clean, Sand, then Wipe with Liquid Deglosser

Prime – Zinsser Oil Based

Paint – Black Magic in Satin by Olympic

Top Coat – Poly by Varathane in Semi Gloss


Have a fabulous weekend!


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  1. Wow! what a huge difference all of that made! I love all the changes. It really flows well! Great job!!!

    1. Thanks! I love the changes ... it's so satisfying to see the end result!

  2. Super, super cute and well done. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do??
    Come for a visit...

    1. I am always amazed at what paint can do ... it just never gets olds! Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to check your blog out!

  3. What an awesome transformation!! I love it!
    Selene from

  4. Kristin the cabinets look great! The hardware you chose is fabulous, too! Would love for you to share this transformation at the party tomorrow! xo Bridgett

    1. Thanks Bridgett!! I can't take credit for the choice on the hardware although it is perfect, it was all the homeowner :) Thanks for the party invite ... I will put it on my to do list!

  5. Kristin, your vanity looks amazing! I think doing the top coat makes all the difference, and it's a step a lot of people leave out. It really gives it a professional finish. I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

  6. I'd like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!


  7. I have those same cabinets all over my house. Thanks for giving me an idea what they will look like painted.

    1. Lisa! I'm So happy to give you a little vision as to what yours could look like! Good luck if you decide to go for it!

  8. Hi Kristin ~ Love all the transformations, they are beautiful. I am in desperate need of framing a bathroom mirror -- do you have a tutorial or some tips to share? Thank You!

    1. Thanks so much! I actually don't have a tutorial for framing the mirror but from what I have seen it looks pretty simple. Check out this tutorial on Sweet Pickins Good luck and I would love to see what you come up with!

  9. Beautiful! I am in the process of getting my cabinets primed to paint black! Did you use oil based or latex paint? Also did you brush or roll the paint and poly? It looks so smooth!

  10. Great work!! This looks amazing! I'm in the process of doing the same thing to my bathroom cabinets. Do you need to physically sand them or buy a primer maybe instead? Also the very last step, do you think it's necessary? I'm just trying to get an idea of everything I need. Thanks

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