Wednesday, February 13, 2013

one room challenge...week 2

Wasn't last week fun? Can you believe all the amazing makeovers 
we get to follow, I knew we were in for a treat with this group!

An unexpected plumbing problem put a damper on the progress over here this week.
A simple clogged drain, turned into mr. simple taking things apart and not being able
 to re-assembled them, I've mentioned he's not handy, right?
(He's lucky he's cute!)
I always know we're in trouble when he asks Detail Boy to come take a look!

 Call the plumber = no painting the vanity for two days
Call the Roto Rooter = no painting the vanity another day
The plan was to show you finished stripes and at least one coat on the vanity...
the good news, the stripes are finished, and the vanity started...sanded, caulk removed
from sink and about five minutes of painting.


I used my favorite Frog Tape, and a level to achieve the straight lines. To ensure sharp
lines without any bleeding the trick is to first paint the base coat, Navajo White over
 the edge of the tape before applying the main color, Benjamin Moore's Powell Buff.
 It adds an additional step, but is worth it for the results. 

LOVE these crisp lines!



The vanity was originally a dresser I found and had re-fitted for use by cutting a hole
 for the sink and plumbing. In order to take advantage of as much storage as possible
I had the drawers re-configured as shown below, which still allowed room for the pipes.
I have use of a full drawer at the bottom and one smaller drawer at the top.  
(That really isn't grunge under the sink, some sort of over spray.)


Next week....the finished vanity and a surprise with paint!

Here's the participant list ~ stop by and check out the progress,
bet we're in for some good stuff today!

52 comments:

Nike Onile said...

It's coming a long beautifully! Can't wait to see the finished product.

xoxo
Nike O.
Eight Hundred Sq. Ft.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh i love those stripes!!! what a change already!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Your stripes are perfect! Love how bright it feels. Sorry to hear about the plumber :-/

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Love how bright and crisp this is looking!

Nancy said...

Love love the stripes and how perfect they are. I had plumbing issues too-no fun! Your vanity has so much character, I love it. Good luck this week, and hope there are no more snags!
xo Nancy
powellbrowerhome.com

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

love the stripes! been on my list for a while, but I think I've finally conceded to the fact, I'm too darn lazy to do the extra step of stripes;), so I will drool over yours instead!! love how you had the drawers retrofitted for the plumbing, very smart!

Sharon said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished product...I wish I had your sense of style...and I am your newest follower.

Sharon

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I am so excited to see that vanity painted! The stripes came out great, love how they pick up the variations in the floor tile!

Matters of Style said...

Love the stripes!! So fresh and crisp!

Lori said...

Bummer about the plumber! I can't believe how much you can accomplish in a week! I love the stripes and soft color. What a professional job.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Oh Pam, I LOVE your stripes! They are perfect! A diy project just wouldn't be fun if you didn't have a few snafus thrown in to put you off a day or two! At least thats the way it works in my house! :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Those stripes look amazing! I would never have the patience to do that! Can't wait to see that vanity!
-Shelley

Cathy Wall said...

Despite the setbacks it is looking good Pam! Loving the stripes!

Beth Connolly said...

Love the stripes - great looking.

Dana Frieling said...

It's amazing already and you're not even done! Sorry you had to endure plumber help...yuck. And, I'm impressed with the hover pinterest feature on your pictures (help me, Wilma). ;)

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Omg that vanity turned sink - brilliant!!!! I'm obsessed! Your stripes are so lovely, too. It's already stunning.

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

It's looking good!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

The "vanity" is gorgeous!
The stripes.....genius

Linda said...

What a lovely vanity! I have always liked it when people turn dressers into sinks and vanities. I can't wait to see the finished project! I know it will be "divine"!!!

Linda @ truthful tidbits

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

The stripes are perfect!! Looks great!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

It's already looking different, Pam! I love dressers that are made into vanities. Looking forward to seeing this room progress!

Monica said...

Your bathroom is looking awesome and that cabinet is a dream. Thank you for showing how the drawers looked cut to utilize space for storage. Keeping this post in my favorite list.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Very elegant stripes. Is that frog tape like florist tape?

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

It's looking great already. I love the stripes!

Nicole Scott said...

You should be proud of those stripes! super crisp! props to you it's not easy. I've wanted to do that to a vanity forever..this may be my year. Hope your plumbing headaches are over now:)

The Pink Pagoda said...

We did painted stripes in my daughter's room and I know it's not that easy! Yours look fantastic!

LindsB said...

love those stripes, the look great. And that vanity, ahhh I cant wait to see what you do with it!

Holly said...

Those stripes look crisp and clean - just right. And very clever and handy to have those drawers configured like that to maximize your storage. We all know we need lots of storage in the bath that's for sure.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Pam I can't wait to see this finished!!

StagerLinda said...

I have Powell Buff in my Family Room and love it. Wish you could further explain how you use a chest as a vanity. Did you reconfigure the drawers or do you have to have a carpenter come in? Can't wait to follow this make over! Great job, Pam.

Danielle said...

Oooh, what fun! Love that vanity and those stripes are awesome! x

Cindy said...

Love the stripes! I know the plumbing problems added stress to your week. I cannot believe your precision in getting the stripes so clean, it looks great!
So fresh!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are a pro at painting.

I know it doesn't help now but an fyi ~ buy some "Hair and Grease" at Home Depot and use it in all your drains once a month. (Not in the toilets) A friend of mine had a huge plumbing problem and the plumber told her to do that in the future. I've shared it with family & friends and it honestly works miracles. Maybe that will prevent a future problem anyway!

Can't wait to see what's next ~ :)

Pat

Kim said...

Oh the stripes MAKE it!! Can't wait to see more! xo

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Great job on the stripes! I love the converted dresser too.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oooo I need to get my hands on some frog tape. My lines are NEVER crisp.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That vanity is fabulous.

Kathysue said...

I can see your vision coming to fruition, Loving the look so far,
Kathysue

René said...

Just taping off the walls is an accomplishment in my eyes. This is going to be so pretty!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

CANT WAIT TO SEE IT...LOVE THE STRIPES!

SHERRY HART said...

Kinda hate set backs like that:). Love the stripes....it's gonna be great!

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

Stripes look adorable and I love your crisp lines:) Can't wait to see next week!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love how perfect the stripes have turned out and that dresser is gorgeous and is going to look amazing, Pam! I am sure your plumbing problem will be resolved soon and you will be back on track.

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