Bathroom Bright UP

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Bathroom Bright UP

This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware

For this installment of our home transformation with Ace, we will be focusing on our guest bathroom.  Our guest bathroom has gone through a lot since we moved here a little over two years ago. That wallpaper in the mood board below makes me smile every time I go in there. I am surprisingly not sick of it, but what I was getting irritated at was the faux wood sink stand.

After making everything so light and bright, it just looked so heavy. If you remember, we made this mood board, where we picked something with less visual weight:

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When we went to buy the sink stand, they were sold out, and no longer making them. We thought about a DIY project to get the same look, but in the meantime (while we complete the 10,000 projects on our to-do list!) decided we can use paint to get a brighter feel.

We started off with things looking like this, which we already loved so much.


But now it feels so much better without that black box floating between the floor and the sink. We used Amy Howard At Home® One Step Paint™ in Ballet White, and then added a coat of Clear Wax to protect the paint job from bathroom elements. See for yourself.

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I just want to do a happy dance, because I love how it turned out. This paint is awesome and has made me think of SO MANY other projects I want to tackle. Nashville has an amazing flea market each month, and I will be scooping up those ugly pieces with beautiful lines and testing out different applications beyond the wax. I was really intimidated because we have never used chalk-based paint before, but there are a lot of videos and information from Amy Howard on how and what to use. As soon as we started, it was easy if you just follow the steps.

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I do not recommend using a small roller. We did and messed up the whole sink stand with little bumps. We had to razor the bumps off, and start again.




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Just a few tiny tweaks, and I think we will be completely done. Did you notice the new mirror? It’s so much bigger and works great for us and Atlas to use because it falls so much lower.

Have you seen our other Ace Hardware paint transformations? Catch up herehere, and here to see how we have been using all different kinds of paint to transform our home. Our next project is our final project with Ace, and we are so excited to share what we have up our sleeves. We have been thinking about this transformation for a long while!



Ace Hardware will be hosting a Dreamy Bedroom Makeover on a Dime with Amy Howard and Ace Hardware – Free online workshop, Aug. 11 at 12pm CT?

Join Amy Howard and Ace Hardware for a live online workshop on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 12-1pm CT. Amy Howard shows you how to make over your master bedroom with DIY projects that are simple to do and easy on the budget, but offer dramatic results! Transform your bedroom into a sweet retreat by learning how to rescue an old headboard, refresh a salvaged nightstand with antique mirroring, and create stunning decorative prints. Amy will be demonstrating how to use her One-Step Paint, Mirror Antiquing Kit, Copy Cat, and more! Register for free now!


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