Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Key Largo, Montego, Baby Why Don't We Go

So, I found this beauty on Craigslist.  I actually wasn't interested in it at all, but it came with something else that I really wanted.  I'm waiting until the weather warms up to finish the other piece in the garage.  Who knows when that will be, I'm staring out the window now and it looks like a blizzard outside.  Yuck!  Anyways, this shelf was small enough I could bring it inside to paint.  

Primed and ready for some paint, in a fun KEY LARGO blue color.  I chose a paint specifically designed for cabinets, doors & trim from Ace, in a semi-gloss finish.

After a couple coats of paint...

I found a four pack of knobs at Target for $6.28.  I decided to stick with the satin nickel finish, so it matches the rest of the hardware in our bathroom.

I got this little cordless drill for Christmas.  I used it for installing the new knobs and it worked perfectly.  (The old knobs screwed into the front of the drawers and didn't go all the way through.)  I love the 90 degree attachment on the drill, it made my life much easier!

The Key Largo color is a pretty close match with the blue in the shower curtain.

Hung up securely on the wall, thanks to my husband.  Thank you Chris!

Right above the tub

I think it pulls the room together, don't you?

In case you want to see the bathroom transformation from the beginning, check them out here and here.

And just in case you want to listen to a little Beach Boys

I really wish I was on a beach in Key Largo right about now, but instead I'll just enjoy my new Key Largo shelf.


I'm linking to:

Transformation Thursday


this blessed nest


link up every friday!


  1. Wow....this is really timely! I just did a post called "A Beach in My Bathroom" about painting a cabinet to give my bathroom a kind of beachy feel!

    I love love love the colour you chose! Great job and I'll keep reading!

  2. Love it Melissa! Come help your Mom with paint! I know you will run out of projects at your house sooner or later! (:

  3. That is so cute in that vibrant color. You did a great job. Thanks for linking to WUW.

  4. Love the color!!! What an awesome tranformation!

  5. this turned out amazing. fun color.

    thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!

    have a super weekend.

  6. i think this bright blue is smashing...and very cool that it almost matches your drill...;) what a great find and awesome makeover...love how it tones with the shower curtain...thanks so much for sharing at fridays unfolded...now following!


    stuff and nonsense

  7. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara