The medecine cabinet in the bathroom was not needed at all and it really didn't add anything decorative to the area. Secondly, you couldn't even hang a towel bar so you had to have one standing on the counter. Time for it to go.
Here is how you do it. Now I am not a pro, but mine turned out just fine.
This is the first coat. Now I know this looks really rough, but when it dries and I give it a light sanding, it will look really good. As you can see, the original finish on my walls is what they call "knock down" and it is pretty rough to begin with. I am trying to simulate that finish. I think we are getting close. Now to sand and do the second coat.
Dry, sanded down and ready to paint after the second coat. Be sure to let the compound dry thoroughly. (I kept the small shop vac handy to keep vacuuming up all the mess.)
While all of that was drying, I decided to try and upgrade my mirror. I had just a tiny bit left in this can of gold and of course my trusted stain. Minwax walnut.
Next I dipped a toothbrush in the stain and gave the whole thing a spatter look by running my thumb across the bristles of the toothbrush. Gives it more of an aged look.
With the wall patched and painted, I was ready to hang the towel bar and accessorize. Goodwill came through again with the perfect picture.
Aren't these cherubs just the cutest ever.
TA-DA the reveal So how does my wall look and isn't this so much better than the medecine cabinet.
I also found some fabulous new towels at Ross and the rest of my accessories came in the mail, but that's for another day. I still need to play with them and get them just right.
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