I'm finally caught up on the blog with my sewing projects to date, but still not back to sewing anything yet. I have a good excuse (or two).
One of those excuses is painting -- as a result of our kitchen renovation, there are a lot of walls and other objects that need to be painted or touched up.
The first finished touch-up was the powder room medicine cabinet. We opted to keep the old cabinet rather than spend money on a new one. Besides, we couldn't stand the idea of throwing away something that was perfectly useful, just the wrong color. So we refurbished it.
Choosing a new color was a minor challenge. Most of the other metal accents in the new powder room - the cabinet hardware, light fixture - are the currently popular "oil rubbed bronze" finish, but the faucet is a victorian nickel.
First we tried spray paint in a matte finish, metallic nickel color, thinking it would disappear against the glass mirror, but it didn't look right. The second choice worked better - it's Hammered brown paint from Rustoleum. In the close-up above, you can see that the paint dried in a slightly textured finish with both gray and brown tones. I really like this look - I'll have to use it again on something else.
See - it looks much better now:
Dec-16-2018 Replaced Flickr photos with upload to Blogger