Cabinet makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint


It was one of those days. You know, when you have the house to yourself for a couple of hours and decide to mix up a daring custom colour and paint your bathroom cabinets before your family returns.

What? You haven’t had those days?

There was nothing wrong with our off-white, slightly bland bathroom cabinets. They were neutral and unoffensive, with their brushed nickel pulls, but I was itching to paint them for no reason except the desire to paint them.


You see, I paint a lot of furniture (like, a LOT) with Fusion Mineral Paint, but I’m constantly asked about how it holds up on kitchen or bathroom cabinets. I didn’t have an answer because I’d never tried it personally, so it was time to give it a whirl. I mean, it was just a set of bathroom cabinets — not a huge time or money commitment.

I’d also been curious about mixing my own paint shade because Fusion has “recipes” of different custom blends on their website. I decided to have fun with it and pick a colour simply because it made me feel happy, even if it was a little unexpected for a set of cabinets.

I settled on a half-and-half mix of light blue (Heirloom) and red (Fort York Red) that turns into a soft, calming mauve. I wanted our bathroom to be more “hygge” — the Danish practice of making a space cosy — and it was such a comfortable, relaxed colour. It was fun to stir it up in an old coffee can and watch the shade develop.

I quickly wiped down the cabinets — especially the kids’ toothpaste-smeared drawer — and removed the knobs, and then it was time to paint …

Continue reading in my weekly DIY column, My Handmade Home …


(Psssst — sharing the rest of the bathroom details, like the shelves + lighting + art, in my next column.)

5 Comments on “Cabinet makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

  1. Absolutely love it ! Did you change you window curtains – with some lovely matching (yes I know) violet floral inspired ones?


    • Good eye! 😉 I’ve taken the old ones down but have yet to make new ones. I’ll be sharing photos when they’re up.


  2. Hey Heather,

    I recently came across your site and I’m wondering if I can post one of my articles here.

    I’ve been writing up home improvement articles too and would love the chance to write

    on your blog but I couldn’t manage to find your email. If you could get a hold of me at I would greatly appreciate it.




    • I’m sorry, but I don’t accept guest posts unless it’s something from a friend.


  3. Pingback: Chalk, milk, mineral? Choosing the right furniture paint – Heather's Handmade Life

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