Total Basset Case: DIY : Vanity Transformation {Rustoleum Review}

Aug 5, 2014

DIY : Vanity Transformation {Rustoleum Review}

It's been on our list to update Mister's bathroom for awhile now.
And when a friend gave us their leftover Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit, we jumped at the chance to start the makeover!
Taking it one step at a time, we decided to start with his vanity.

I had heard how easy these kits were but I didn't believe it until I saw it.
Well, folks, now I'm a believer!
This process really couldn't have been easier and we are super pleased with the results.
But to appreciate the after, let's take a good look at the before...
Sorry Mister but I sorta hated your vanity.
P.s I've talked about it before, but just to clarify, Mister and I have separate bathrooms.
It's very beneficial and wonderful for my sanity and our marriage.

The Process:
The kit clearly spells out the steps and the time you must wait between each step (there's even an informational DVD).
Honestly, the waiting time is the most annoying part of the whole process.
1.  The deglosser goes on.  Be sure to wear gloves for this step.  And scrub your brains out to get all the gunk and grime. Wait at least 1 hour.
2.  Get to paintin!  I think next time I will do the first coat a bit thicker.  After this coat, you have to wait 2-3 hours to do the 2nd coat. 
3.  After the second coat dries 2-3 hours, it is time for the top coat.  This coat is thick, goopy and fast drying.  You must work quickly with this coat to avoid it getting hung up in the corners and edges.  Be prepared to work fast on this coat.  
The kit suggests to let the top coat dry at least 12 hours
4.  Add your hardware! I picked up these pieces at Lowes.
Ta da!

And possibly the most important step, make sure you have an attentive helper close by.
Keep up the hard work, Floyd. 


Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Haha Floyd looks to be what I'd call "super attentive"....not :) "You got this mom, I'll just be over here..."
It turned out really well! Nice work Sarah!

Erin LFF said...

Looks SO great! Don't you love what a "simple" update can do for a room?!

Bri said...

You had such a great assistant ;) It turned out amazing! Makes me want to go buy a some Rustoleum and do our whole kitchen now! haha

Because of Jackie said...

oh, it looks great! I think it looks more masculine in the tare…you did a great job! My honey and I have separate bathrooms as well, it is TRULY the secret to a happy marriage;)

Lauren said...

That looks great! What are the cabinets made of? I'd love to try on mine, but they are that sh** pressboard :) Just wondered!

Unknown said...

Don't you just love Rustoleum anything? I used one of their MANY wrought iron varieties this summer and totally transformed our old patio furniture. Great job on Mister's vanity, Sarah!

Pamela said...

Love the color!!!

Sarah Tucker said...

It looks so much better!

Shelley said...

oh wow. that looks great. i would have loved to do this in my bathroom in our old house - it was a gross cherry color. and austin and i totally used to have separate bathrooms too.. definitely better for the sanity and marriage that way ;)

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

It came out so good! And haha Floyd is such a good helper!