Gel Stained Master Bath Cabinets plus Tour...Part 1

Welcome to my bathroom.
I don't think I ever thought I would still be in the same house I bought 16 years ago...but here I am. 
 I would love to move one day but for now, this is what I'm working with and I've decided that I'm sick of looking at some of things in my house the way they are now.

These are the same, orangey...oak-y....ugly....builder grade cabinets that have been here since day 1....
and oh goody...there are matching ones in the boys bathroom AND the kitchen.
Kitchen ones are going black, but that's another post.

The cabinets are complete with the same...boring...white...ceramic knobs that have been here since the beginning of time.  I've also lived without a knob on one of the drawers for....I don't know how long.

 I've decided to use gel stain on these cabinets and change them up a bit.
I used gel stain a while can read about it HERE

I'll give you a quick tour of the rest of it because I'm going to change 
some other stuff too...not sure what yet though!

I do LOVE my rug, got it recently and it will be my inspiration for the rest of the colors. 
 There is a matching one in my walk-in closet...we won't be touring that section because I didn't feel like straightening it up before taking pics and I wouldn't subject you to that.

About a year ago I took down the huge mirror over the sinks. 
 I found 2 of these arch shaped mirrors at a yard sale. 
 I made frames for them and applied a mirror mosaic to the edges.
I still like them pretty much so they will be staying for now.

I used Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint on this little swing arm was shiny silver previously and ...

I used more spray paint on the light fixture, it was a brushed brass color before.
I didn't feel like taking it down so I taped it off and spray painted it right there in the bathroom.

I made this little shelf from another shelf that I cut down so it would fit in the space.

Across from the sinks is my vanity table. 
I don't have any befores but it was a plain table and I added a drawer to it for storage and to make it taller. 
You can see some of my picture frame molding that I love to use across the front of the drawer.

I painted the top and added a piece of glass for protection.
I'm thinking i might repaint this piece too...we'll see
Update!...the vanity has been repainted...check it out Here

This heads into the bathtub area...I'm going to repaint the walls too. 
Not LOVING the shower curtain, but it'll do until I see something I can't live without. 
I've thought about painting a plain canvas shower curtain with my own design...maybe.

I made these cabinets when we moved in because there was no storage in there.
They've had this same paint finish since I made them.
I still love the diamond/harlequin part but the Charlie Brown palm trees have to go.

Stay tuned for the "after"...I'll be just as surprised as you are as to see how it will turn out
Update!...they are done, check them out Here

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  1. My bath cabinets are worse than yours. Cant wait to see what you do, i know it'll look great. I love the little cabinets with charlie brown palm tree,, any chance you have a tutorial of how you made those? Or was it in prebloggin time? ha ha.

  2. The bathroom cabinets are looking great. The dark color adds drama to the scenery.

  3. I love what you did to your kitchen it looks gorgeous.

  4. It looks great, thank you for sharing this idea.

  5. Bathroom fixtures such as those cabinets make your bathroom look unique. I find it a great idea to add one.

  6. I couldn't agree more. Those are very good looking cabinets. Maybe you can use a very good adhesive to fix the broken knob.

  7. This is always a problem for cabinet knobs. This is also the reason why it is advisable to drill a hole instead of just using adhesives. If you drill a small hole, then you can use screws inside the cabinet to fix the knobs.


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