7.05.2012

Master Bath Cabinets are Finished

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday. While most of you were out enjoying family, friends and fun I was working on finishing a project and then did some organizing in our utility room. If you follow me on facebook then you have seen a peek of the project. There is a new piece of furniture that replaced another piece so the replaced piece ended up in the utility room to store all my chalk paints and waxes, etc. You kept up with all that, right? It feels good to have all my stuff in one place instead of scattered in boxes here and there. I will share the finished paint project and the new piece of furniture in future posts, but today is the reveal of another finished project from a couple of weeks ago. So glad to have this one finally marked off the list. It's only been on there for about six years.

I finally painted the master bath cabinets. I chose to use the same color as the walls instead of white like they were. The cabinets had the original paint color on them and were very worn and scratched after sixteen years of use.

I used Benjamin Moore Advance in Revere Pewter. This is a pretty greige color. This paint is especially made for cabinets and I love it. It has a leveling agent in it so the brush marks disappear as it dries. 

In fact, the base that I painted with a brush looked so good that Mr. Savvy decided that we would just brush the second coat on the doors he sprayed. The truth is he didn't want to have to clean his sprayer again.

So he sprayed the first coat on in his garage and I ended up doing the finishing coat back in the bathroom where he brought all the doors and drawers back up.

This is the mess we lived with for a week. The paint had to dry for sixteen hours between coats, according to the directions, and then had to cure for 72 hours before putting everything back. I sanded between each coat for a silky smooth finish.

I ordered new glass knobs that are reproductions of antique knobs. If you are interested in these here is the link. These come in several sizes and colors and were very reasonably priced.

I chose the green to go with the greens in the granite plus we have a green stained glass window over the tub and green glass inserts in the tiled floor. If I had to do it all over the window would have been a clear lead glass and the floor would have been all neutral, but this is a lot better than the green wall to wall carpet that was in here for many years.

Love these rugs from World Market. I wash them weekly and they look just like new.



I had thought about glazing the cabinets with black, but I like the clean fresh look.
You can see a bit of the way they looked white in this post.

I highly recommend this Benjamin Moore Advance paint for cabinets and I was not compensated in any way to say this. It's just great paint. It is latex and low odor unlike oil based. 

Hope you will join in at Wow Us Wednesdays that is still going. Attendance is way down due to the holiday. Some people have had trouble linking and have emailed me. I even tried to link one of them for them and it told me the same thing about not having a back link, but they do. I am sorry about this. It must be a glitch with inlinkz this week. 

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73 comments:

  1. I so admire individuals who can tackle projects like this. It's all I can do to get a room painted. Great job!!!!!

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  2. Guess I'll have to spring for that paint when we do our cabinets in the kitchen--i've read many good reviews now! And your vanity looks excellent.

    You're not the only one having trouble with the linkies. There have been a few blogs I couldn't link up to recently despite having the back link all set up.

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  3. Beautiful, Kim! Thanks for sharing the kind of paint you used, because we're seriously considering painting our kitchen cabinets. I want to do it right the first time, and it sounds like that kind of paint would be a good idea. Yours look professionally done!
    Blessings :)
    Leslie

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  4. I have heard other people talking about how great that paint is! it must be true! Love the clean look and glass knobs!

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  5. I love the way this turned out, Kim. You did a great job on it. I never realized that the sink stepped back like that- really a nice idea. I have a couple of OLD green glass knobs like that- Don't you just love them?

    I like BM paint and have used it for years but not that particular kind with the leveler in it. I will look for it next time I have a project like that- xo Diana

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  6. Everything looks so fresh and clean. Love your bathroom. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Very pretty! I wish I had known about this paint when I did my kitchen cabinets.

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  8. Looks fresh & clean, Kim! Great work!

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  9. Kim, The cabinets look wonderful! Thanks for sharing this paint with us.

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  10. Your bathroom looks beautiful. I am going to have to try the Ben Moore paint for my cabinets. I'm sure you are super pleased it is done. Paula

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  11. Your cabinets look fantastic Kim! Actually, your whole master bath looks fabulous! Glad you mentioned the type of paint. I'm thinking of painting some cabinets, as well.

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  12. so so pretty! Love those knobs...perfect!

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  13. As usual another great paint job. So worth the time and effort. I've said it before but you are so lucky to have a Mr. Savvy. :o) I have a new post today (shocker) so I'll link up to your party.

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  14. BEAUTIFUL! :) And I love the color of the granite.

    Julie

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  15. I love those glass knobs. Very pretty! I need to paint my guest bathroom cabinets (pickled pine from the 90's) and I've been dreading having to use my husband's spray paint thing that attaches to his compressor (it's so loud, it gives me headache), so I'll check into that paint.

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  16. What a beautiful room! I love the contrast of the white cabinets with the dark marble and how you pulled the green out with the knobs!

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  17. Kim, Those cabinets look so professional! I have a question. I have painted wood before, but not sanded between coats. What grit(number?) of sandpaper should I use?

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  18. Your painted bathroom cabinets look great. Love the green knobs too!

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  19. The cabinets look fresh and clean. I especially like the green clear knobs.

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  20. Pat, use a 320 to 400 grit for between coats. I also read on another blog that there is a sandpaper that is called between coats.

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  21. Kim,

    I really like the color of the cabinets! Aren't you glad everything is back together!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  22. What a great job you did!! They look like from a Pottery B. magazine!! It is a lot of work but totally worth it! I painted my kitchen cabinets with BM without a sprayer, a big job but I'll do it again if I have to! I love those green glass knobs!

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  23. Your cabinets look so crisp, Kim! Love those rugs, too.

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  24. Beautiful Kim! They really look so fresh and new now. I have that same rug and LOVE it too! Hope you join the pinning party...this would be a great project too.

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  25. The paint job looks terrific, Kim!

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  26. I love your bathroom, and the paint color on the piece in the last pic, is perfect. I used Sherwin Williams self leveling paint on my kitchen cabinets and love it. It only had a cure time of 20 minutes in between coats and 24 hours before rehanging. It is the way to go and looks so professional. Great choice for knobs too:)

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  27. Thanks for the tip about the paint. I never knew there was a paint specially formulated for cabinets. That's good to know! Your cabinets still look white in the pics. I can't tell that they're grey. Maybe it's just a subtle grey that your camera isn't picking up. I know you are glad to have that project done! That looked like ALOT of work!

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  28. they look wonderful Kim and I need to hunt around your blog for the color on the walls, so pretty!
    XO
    Kristin

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  29. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I love your bathroom - it looks so beautiful. Love those sweet little green glass knobs too!
    I'm getting to pin you for the pinning party!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Your bathroom is beautiful. I love the new paint and knobs--so cute!

    Have a great weekend!
    Pam

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  31. Your cabinets look fresh and new. I have the same glass knobs in my kitchen pantry. They are clear glass. I love your green ones.

    Dee

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  32. It looks so amazing!!

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  33. I love that Revere Pewter. Another inspiring job, Kim!!!

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  34. They look stunning!! I recently got the same paint for my craft room project, and I loved it as well, and I have been thinking of painting my kitchen cabinets, and when I do, this will be the paint I will use. love your granite by the way.

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  35. Wow, your bathroom looks just gorgeous! The fresh clean look is just perfect with your granite.

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  36. Look fantastic Kim! Love your wall colour too and that beautiful cabinet with the santo doll on it!

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  37. Great job Kim, that paint sounds amazing! They look fantastic.

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  38. Great job Kim! The cabinets look fabulous and I love the glass knobs!

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  39. Looks wonderful. I admire all your hard work! Sure looks great.

    How you do all you do I will never know!

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  40. Your cabinets turned out beautifully, Kim! And I love the hutch in the room, too!

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  41. Your cabinets look so great, Kim! I've been wanting to paint all my cabinets too, but the Mister pretends he doesn't hear me when I say that. He's a contractor and deals with that stuff all day and doesn't want to do it when he's at home too. I'm wondering what the wall color is in your bathroom? I want to paint my bathroom and I really like the color of yours. I keep looking through the paint deck trying to find the perfect color, but so far no luck :)

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  42. Kim, the cabinets turned out wonderful! I will keep that paint in mind if I ever have to paint cabinets. Your bath is beautiful.

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  43. Kim....I love the cabinets...they turned out so beautiful and really love the glass knobs....Sounds like you love the paint...would you use it again on a furniture project?...I so love your bathroom and the large cabinet/hutch in there is fantastic!...Great job you two!!...Don't you love it when you can cross of a project off the list?!!!

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  44. They look fantastic Kim and your entire bathroom is just beautiful! I have the same rug in my bathroom and love it. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous makeover with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  45. Kim, they look great I love your bathroom.

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  46. I'm so glad I read this post about the BM paint - I will soon be repainting cabinets in my laundry room and my kitchen and now I know which paint to buy! (and that I won't need a sprayer...) thanks!

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  47. Amazing, Kim! Your cabinets look fabulous. I'm not familiar with this paint. It sounds wonderful! Your bathroom looks great!

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  48. Beautiful work, Kim! Love the new knobs on the cabinets too.

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  49. Kim, those look fantastic! I used the revere pewter in my downstairs bedroom based on your recommendation and loved i! I want to use it in our new house! I would have never thought to use the same color on the cabinets as the wall. It is absolutely gorgeous! So clean and neat looking! Good job!

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  50. Your cabinets look great! That must be a new line of paints. I've used Benjamin Moore Impervo for most of my cabinet painting, but have never seen the paint you used.

    I tried linking up to your party yesterday and my link would just not show up. Hopefully somebody figures out the problem soon!

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  51. They look great - I've heard so many bloggers recommend that paint for cabinets. When my cabinets need repainting I'm definitely going to give that paint a try.

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  52. I'm going to be painting my kitchen cabinets but I have decided to start with my master bath cabinets first. You've inspired me! Yours look awesome!

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  53. Very pretty and am loving the BM paint tip ... hey, I am all about the paint, right?

    :)

    Linda

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  54. This is beautiful. I love the green glass knobs.

    Cynthia

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  55. Done.... and you can cross that project off the list. I'm making note of the paint because I hate the though of cleaning the sprayer too.

    ~Bliss~

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  56. Love your 'new' bathroom cabinets! Thank you for the information about the paint - I'm getting ready to paint the cabinets in one bathroom and repaint my kitchen cabinets. I'll definitely get this paint!
    ~Adrienne~

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  57. Wow!You did a beautiful job Kim!

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  58. Kim, your cabinets look beautiful. Thanks for the info on the paint too! Love the green glass knobs! Have a great weekend. I DID get a snaek peek on FB:):) XO, Pinky

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  59. Great job as always, Kim. Your bathroom looks timeless. I'm sure it will be another 16 years (or more!) until it needs another update :)

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  60. Kim, your cabinets look fantastic - and the knobs are the perfect finish. Your bathroom is great!

    We have used that paint, too, and I will second that it is a keeper.♥

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  61. It looks absolutely fantastic, Kim! That is such a soothing color you chose!
    Is that granite called Uba Tuba? It's such a nice contrast!

    I have those rugs from World Market in My son's Bathroom. Love them! You're right, they wash up great!

    One last thing, I am with everyone else, I LOVE the hutch in your bathroom. It looks gorgeous the way you've styled it, and it feels so luxurious to use a large piece of furniture in a bathroom!

    Another great project. Now sit down and put your feet up, lady! :-)

    xo-Lisa

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  62. You are more brave than I to paint the cabinets in an entire bathroom. They really turned out great. Thanks for the tip about the type of paint. I've been out of the saddle for about a week now, but I hope I'm back to keeping up with blogging!

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  63. Your cabinets look great, but Holy Christmas, I LOVE that hutch you have in there!! Wish my bathroom was big enough for something like that! Your bathroom is gorgeous!

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  64. Your cabinets look great Kim and I love the green glass knobs! Have a great weekend. Pamela

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  65. Beautiful cabinets, Kim! Love the knobs. That's a great paint tip too. Amazing.

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  66. Beautiful job. Thanks for the tip on the paint. I will be needing that soon. Everything looks great. I love your roomy bath.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  67. They look fantastic Kim. Love the color and the knobs are darling! I didn't know about that type of Benjamin Moore paint either! I will have to check into it- I am going to be painting some furniture soon too~ so that will definitely help! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  68. I just happened upon your post and am so glad I did!
    I just used the Advance paint in high gloss to paint a chair. It gave me just the laquer look that I was going for and was so easy to use. I was wondering about painting my kitchen cabinets with them. Looks like you had a great luck with the satin finish and seems my decision is getting easier.

    Thanks!

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  69. Kim,
    Your cabinets look beautiful.Love those vintage looking knobs too.
    (((Hug)))
    Anne

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  70. Beautiful Kim! So clean and fresh... love the hydrangeas too. I wish mine had not frozen. The cabinet pulls are just gorgeous!

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  71. Oh boy! I am excited to be following you! I love the White cabinetry and the glass handles! We are renting on base So we cant do fun things like this! Now onto hunting through your blog! :) Follow back and we can be blogger buddies!

    Emily @ HouseandHone.com/

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