I’m beginning to realise that i’ve seriously got a problem….is there such a thing as DA (decorators anonymous) as if so, I seriously need to join.
On Tuesday I had a mammoth cleaning session whilst Elsa was at nursery & Rory either napping or happily bouncing away in his Jumperoo (the best invention in the world EVER – will be doing a blog post on my top baby buys soon as this is definitely number 1!). I posted the above picture on Instagram which reminded me how I really wanted to do something with this bathroom cabinet/sink unit.
It’s a lovely unit but I have a bit of a personal issue with this kind of wood. It reminds me of cheap ikea furniture & I’m not a fan of unpainted wood at the best of times.
On Wednesday morning I went & bought some eggshell wood primer (£12.99 for 1L) from my local Brewers merchant & also got them to mix up a 1L tin of acrylic eggshell (the best type for bathrooms or kitchens) in F&B stony ground (the same as my kitchen). I could have gone for actual F&B but couldn’t find a local stockists that had it in stock & to order in would have taken a few days, which i’m FAR too impatient for. The F&B is £21.99 for 0.75L tin of eggshell & the Dulux mixed was £25.99 for 1L.
I then started by prepping the area which included masking taping the edges including round the mirror then taking off the handles.
Then I did 1 coat of primer which resulted in an instantly brighter room – isn’t it amazing what a lick of paint can do?
I left it for a couple of hours then did my 1st coat of the Stony Ground.
After another couple of hours I did my 2nd then left it to dry before taking off the masking tape & putting the handles back on.
Et voila 🙂
In total I probably only used about 1/6 of the 1L of primer & 1/4 of the 1L of stony ground – lots left so I think i’m going to give the utility room a bit of a makeover next week. This project took me about a day in total including drying time but each coat only took about 20 minutes (3x) between this time.
Full bathroom room tour coming up in the next few weeks 🙂
Love, Charlotte x