Lighten Up Your Master Bath



Similar to the laundry room post my husband and I noticed that our master bath was small, but functional. We purchased the house and the walls were originally blue. Click here for the paint post! So after painting the walls a dark gray we noticed the cabinets stuck out like a sore thumb. Besides the dark paint color making the room feel claustrophobic, the cabinets didn’t help either.

These cabinets may look familiar because I posted a blog about painting laundry room cabinets Click here to see that post!


So, I found used the same white exterior paint from the laundry room post and the same painting supplies. I am going to post the same steps as I did with my laundry room post because it will save you time to make sure the steps I used were the same!


Let’s get it going.

I, first, took off all of the fixtures and sanded down the fronts of each cabinet including the pieces in between. The parts that were a little difficult were the grooves along the cabinet faces. After a light sanding I wiped them down with a clean and wet washcloth and dried them off.

Time to get painting.

I painted with the grain and best I could. This is super important because if you just paint the way you want to you will end up with paint streaks and it will look like you did it yourself. This was not the look I was going for. I wanted my cabinets to look like they came straight from Lowe’s Home Improvement, but without the cost! 

That perfect look.

You have to be very slow and precise while painting cabinets because of dripping. You also have to watch the amount of paint on your brush to avoid it running down the cabinet. Once one coat is completely dry you can begin another coat based upon the look you are going for.

How many coats?

I was only able to put two coats in one day before letting it dry overnight. When I returned the next morning to see it in the daylight I noticed you could see the grain and I decided to add a third coat to the cabinets. Once the third coat dried I then and added the fixtures back on. The previous owners had nickel fixtures and I am hoping to eventually put on bronze or black fixtures by next summer.


It has been about 7 months and no scratches in sight. If anyone knows, bathroom cabinets are always being used and can easily become scratched, but these babies look pretty perfect!


Angled Brush- 2 inch

Sandpaper- 120

Exterior Paint-Color Place Exterior Semi-Gloss White 9500C (32oz)

Since my husband had two of the three materials and this paint was in the house it was a free DIY. Stick around for when I paint the walls! Click here!

My name is Taylor and I am the writer of the blog Homestead Millennial. The blog posts are about homesteading and the millennial lifestyle.

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