hi I’m Jenni with Roots & Wings Furniture and in this video I’m gonna show you how easy it is to make over your bathroom vanity. if you’re ready to get started let’s do this. your bathroom vanity is often overlooked but let me tell you it’s a great way to practice if you’ve ever thought about redoing your kitchen cabinets a great place to practice and get started get the feel of it if your bathroom bathroom vanities are so much smaller and more manageable and it’s a great project you can do in just a day so that’s what we’re working on today and I want to show you how to do it this is my bathroom vanity and if you have been following along with our house projects at all you can see more on the blog at roots and wings furniture com but we have been trying to banish oak out of this house we’re on that path and in this room the vanity is one of the last things that needs a little attention so this is just plain old oak builder-grade vanity that we’re gonna makeover today a couple of things just to keep in mind and consider before we even get started is your Hardware it looks like to me before we moved in someone had redone the the countertops at some point and obviously these I don’t think these are original hardware but I want to change them so what I did was I picked out hardware that matches the same holes all you do you measure the from screw to screw along the back that’s called the center to Center I think these were 3 inches pretty standard on those cabinets it’s going to be a standard measurement and then I found hardware that had the same measurement on line got these in and these are what are going to be replaced with now it’s good to do that now because in case I did want to totally change it up I would have to fill the holes and sand it down so I want to know what hardware’s going in before I even get started and then the other thing to consider is what color you’re gonna paint it I these are going to be a darker color this is gravel road from dixiebell that’s what I’m going to use on these it’s a really Wurm kind of a mix between a brown a black and a Greg I am really excited about this color it’s gonna go in the room perfectly and it contrasts nicely with the countertops so we’re going to get a nice contrast here which is something that I always really like and it’s going to cover really nicely if you are doing a lighter color over your oak cabinets you’re gonna have to prime that’s another topic for another video so we’ll leave that for this video like I say we’re doing the darker color so we don’t need to prime it’s gonna save us a step and it’s going to cover really nice so let me get some prep work done here and we will get started alright let’s talk about some prep here so first things first we’re gonna take off the hardware that’s existing it’s usually just a couple screws I am going to remove these doors and paint them in the garage and that will just give us a little bit of a nicer finish now I did a video before where I left the doors on you can paint them in place and you can definitely do that if you just want to do it quickly kind of check your hinges and see where the door overlaps just make sure you can get your brush in all of those places and you can leave the doors on if you want for this we’re going to take it off take them off take them outside and give them a really nice finish but either way is totally fine so this is oak like we talked about it is rough as in it’s like it has maybe some water damage to it at some point but grain is really raised so I’m gonna give it a little bit of a sanding for two reasons one so the paint has something to really stick to and the smooth place is and also to kind of knock down the the raised grain that we have going on here this paint does not require sanding beforehand to prep it but if you’ve got really smooth cabinets you might want to do it just as a precaution so we’re going to do that really quick I’m gonna do it with the doors on just since they’re in place they’re hanging which is super handy I’m just gonna do circular motion it only takes just a couple minutes to get standed enough and then we’re gonna clean it with white lightning white lightning is from dixiebell and it is a PSP product but it’s even better than tsp it’s got some good cleaning agents in it it’s gonna clean it without leaving any soapy residue I’ve just mixed it with water in a spray bottle it’s not there’s no scent to it at all we’re gonna just take paper towels and clean it off really good this will get the Stardust this is gonna get the best any dirt grime that’s on these cabinets and to rinse it I’m just gonna use a damp paper towel just damp with water we’ll go over it one more time for a full supply list of everything you will need to create this awesome finish check out the description below this video alright the cabinet doors are off and everything is dry so it is time to paint here is the color it’s really pretty I’m excited about this and I’ve got my dixiebell brush I’m gonna start up here and go for it remember dixiebell paint is really nice and thick which means it has great coverage I am just trying to go with the grain here as much as I can again since this is oak we’re gonna get some of that grain showing through so we’re gonna take our paint along with the grain just to give it as nice of a finish as we can since we took the doors off I am gonna come in right here on all of the frames I feel like that looks really professional but the coverage on this is fantastic and I think one coat might really be all we need okay I’ve gotten the doors out here in the garage to set up on sawhorses so I can get to them really well one trick when you’re painting doors is just to get the paint inside the detail of the door first just kind of squish it in there sure it’s getting all of the cracks and crevices first and then once that’s done go ahead and get some more paint and smooth out the flat surfaces that will just help you catch any drips that might happen kind of gives a nice rhythm especially if you’re gonna do like a whole kitchen worth of cabinets now what I’ll do I’ll just paint this side will let it dry and I’ll flip them over and paint the backs before we install them okay while the doors are drying in the garage let’s work on top coat this is dry now dixiebell doesn’t need a top coat however it is a very flat matte chalky finish paint so you probably don’t want just that for your cabinets I am going to use Gator hide to steal these Gator hide is their strongest top coat it repels water I might be able to get away with not quite this strong but in a little bathroom it gets really steamy and obviously the doors had a little bit of water damage so they need something strong so we’re gonna use Gator hide I am going to use dixiebell mini brush just a nice clean brush synthetic bristles it’s gonna give a really nice finish so we are going to basically apply this the same way we did the paint the trick with this is it dries pretty quickly so we need to apply it in a nice even coat kind of go over it once with the brush and then leave it alone and let it do its work of self leveling so we’re going to get it on there as evenly as we can okay I’m just gonna let this dry see what it looks like before I put the doors back on definitely give it at least two hours to dry if you felt like you needed another coat then you can do it after that two hour I’m gonna finish this up and I can’t wait to show you what it looks like when it’s done thanks so much for watching this video I really hope you enjoyed it don’t forget to check out my website roots and wings furniture comm for more painting tips and tricks and DIY also subscribe to this channel so that you won’t miss a thing click the button below