You know that feeling when you find the perfect manicure color? I love that OPI is making the same feeling possible when it comes to decorating our homes. The new OPI line for Clark+Kensington offers some of your favorite polish colors in the form of interior paints.
I was so unexcited about our bathroom that I couldn’t even get motivated to clean off the counter. Maybe some of you can relate. Our bathroom vanity was straight from the ‘80s and in need of a serious facelift. Since we’re still a while out from a complete bathroom remodel, I wanted to make a few quick changes that would give me maximum impact for a minimum investment. My plan: paint the dated vanity, change out the plain mirrors, and add accessories, artwork and new hardware.
Note: I didn’t change the lighting, countertops, faucets or original wall color. Paint is good!!
I could’ve played it safe, but an old vanity that’s already in bad shape just begs for a fun color. I opted for Miami Beet, a deep fuchsia that’s bold without being too bright. I chose a semi-gloss finish (a great, easy-to-wipe-down choice for bathroom cabinets). Since it’s a paint and primer in one, I was able to skip a step, making this weekend transformation even quicker. I cleaned the cabinets with soap and water and started painting. Since the vanity was fairly small, I applied two coats using an angled brush. The paint went on really smoothly, leaving no noticeable brush marks. (For bigger jobs, you may want to use a foam roller made for cabinets.)
Paint alone made a huge difference in this space. (Why did I wait so long to do this?) To finish out the look, I swapped the mirrors for some vintage faux bamboo mirrors that I found at a flea market and some fun accessories and art. A pretty tray not only keeps clutter to a minimum, but also helps to disguise countertops that I don’t love so much. I also changed the outdated hardware to pretty brass knobs that pop against the deep color.
What I love most about this project is how a few simple changes made such a big difference. I was able to give our master bathroom a totally new look without a major overhaul—or major costs. And, I may have found my new favorite nail color for Fall. A win-win!
This post was in partnership/sponsored by the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington. All opinions and designs are my own.