Those who have enough DIY know-how and a good set of tools, can turn just about any piece of old furniture into a bathroom vanity, and adding a coat of bright, bold paint can breathe new life into a beat up piece.
(PRWEB) September 25, 2012
HomeThangs.com – the Home Improvement Super Store has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer, with that in mind, shopping and home design tips, as well as special product selections are being introduced.
Homethangs.com introduced a selection of colorful hand painted bathroom vanities along with a tip sheet on how a fresh coat of bright, bold paint can breathe new life into any piece of furniture, and hand painted bathroom vanities are no exception.
1. One Color Wow
There are two things that keep people from slapping a new coat of paint on anything from a wall to a washbasin. The first is what can be called the Bob Ross factor – you’re not sure how it’ll look when it’s done, you’re not sure you believe it’s going to be any good, and for a good portion of the project you’re convinced you’ve ruined everything. The other reason is, many people think they lack the skill. But a paint-revitalization project doesn’t have to involve much more than a can of paint and a brush. For example, the Turlington Sink Chest bathroom vanity from Cole+Co – it’s painted in a single, simple color over a plain wood surface, but it has the wow factor.
2. Reclaiming Personality
Reclaimed or repurposed bathroom vanities always look great. Those who have enough DIY know-how and a good set of tools, can turn just about any piece of old furniture into a bathroom vanity, and adding a coat of bright, bold paint can breathe new life into a beat up piece. Dressers are especially good for the job, to the point that one can find pre-made vanities like the Seaside Vanity by Cole & Co for example, that are designed to look like dressers, because putting a dresser in a bathroom gives it a homey, comfortable feeling, uniting the bathroom and the bedroom.
3. Custom for the Kids
Hand painted bathroom vanities are also great for kids bathrooms, whether doing it yourself or opting for pre-made ones like the Avery Vanity by Cole & Co, for example. A simple, stenciled design like this one is a great way to add bright pops of color to the bathroom.
4. The Advantage Of Aging
The land where hand painted bathroom vanities and reclaimed furniture meet is where paint reaches that perfected old weathered look. If lucky enough to find a perfectly aged, delightfully derelict piece of furniture to use for the project, love it! If not, there are a lot of techniques – from crackle paint to strategic use of sand paper – to help make a coat of paint look like it’s been through its paces. Those who are new to the painting scene might not get the pitch-perfect, weather worn retro look like that of the Chambers Sink Chest by Cole & Co, on your first try. Especially if one has never worked with crackle paint or other self-antiquing finishes, it is recommended to practice and perfect the technique on something that’s not the finished project.
5. Why One Might NOT Want To DIY
The main disadvantage of DIY hand painted bathroom vanities is that most people probably don’t have the sophisticated sealants and finishing processes that most bathroom vanity manufacturers do. That means that the DIY hand painted bathroom vanities won’t last as long as ones from the factory, and will be more susceptible to water damage, warping, cracking, and peeling. Choosing the right paints and being careful with the sealants (all of which should dry and air out thoroughly before being put in a closed, poorly ventilated bathroom) can help, but professionally hand painted bathroom vanities like are probably going to last longer.
HomeThangs.com is not only a home improvement superstore, it also provides expert design tips and a comprehensive shopping guide, taking the ideas from professional interior designers, and offering tips to the consumers on how to pick the products to best suit their needs.