Jul 28, 2015

Bathroom Vanity Light Made Over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

Nickel-plated Bathroom Vanity Light Made Over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and Old White.  Before and After | The Lowcountry Lady

The builder-grade nickel bathroom vanity lights don't do anything for me.  When we redid my son's bathroom, we wanted to make due with what we had as much as possible.  So, instead of buying gorgeous new light fixtures, I thought I'd try a little AS Chalk Paint.

I was surprised by how well the paint stuck.  I used a mix of Duck Egg and Old White followed by clear wax.  Not knowing how this would turn out, my goal was to make the fixture blend in with the walls and kind of disappear.  I think it will work for now.

The only before picture of the lights that I have -

Nickel-plated Bathroom Vanity Light Made Over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and Old White.  Before and After | The Lowcountry Lady

And after -

Nickel-plated Bathroom Vanity Light Made Over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and Old White.  Before and After | The Lowcountry Lady

Nickel-plated Bathroom Vanity Light Made Over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and Old White.  Before and After | The Lowcountry Lady

I've now used Annie Sloan paint on wood, laminate & faux nickel plated surfaces.  The only prep I did on the light fixture was cleaning it really well with soap and water.  I did have to be a bit careful when painting the first coat to only run the brush over each area once.  If I ran over paint I had already put down, the brush picked up a bit of the paint.  I didn't have that problem with the second coat.  Also, the wax was super important on this project, because unlike wood, you definitely don't want to see the metal finish underneath.

Nickel-plated Bathroom Vanity Light Made Over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg and Old White.  Before and After | The Lowcountry Lady


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