I had a cold this weekend, so I didn’t get much done. I did, however, paint the sink cabinet. The Ikea GODMORGON/ ODENSVIK sink cabinet (in black-brown) was installed by the previous house owners. I like the drawers underneath, because apparently I am vain and have a shitload of products. However, after I painted the floors black, the brown-black color was too heavy and dark.
I chose to paint it Farrow & Ball Teresa’s Green. There isn’t a local Farrow & Ball distributor in Minneapolis, so I had a tiny sample color matched at Home Depot and used that.
First, I removed the existing hardware (so I could use the most glorious knobs, instead!) and filled the holes in with wood filler. After that dried overnight (that’s just how things timed out, you don’t have to wait that long), I sanded them smooth, wiped everything down with liquid sander/deglosser, waited 10 minutes. Since I had a can of Zinnser BIN primer less than 5 feet from me, I used that. Although it’s tinted gray, it didn’t seem to affect the top coat color. One coat of that, and two of the Teresa’s green. You can still see the “wood grain” underneath the paint, which I don’t mind at all.
I drilled new holes and installed the new knobs.
The color matched sample of the Teresa’s Green is much lighter than the Farrow & Ball color swatch, in person it’s lighter and leans closer to Pale Powder. It’s not EXACTLY what I envisioned, and I’ll probably paint it again, but it served it’s purpose of lightening up the space, and cost less than $3!
I am still on the hunt for the perfect mirror, and looking for a new bathmat with some color, and waiting for my new light, but things are happening. Maybe. Kinda.