Makeover Your Bathroom Vanity Using Paint & This Fun Wallpaper Technique. Plus A Budget Savvy Way To Update Vanity Light Fixtures.
How could it possibly already be week 4 of the $100 room challenge?!
This month is flying by & it is now officially crunch/panic time because there is still a lot left to do for our bathroom makeover!
Erin from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry started this challenge a couple of years ago (you can read more about that here). Basically, a bunch of very talented bloggers get together to take on renovating a space for $100 or less! We have 1 month to complete the challenge & the hope is to have a swoon-worthy room at the end, all while staying in budget.
So how are we doing on our budget?
Do I have the right to remain silent… Just kidding y’all, currently I have only spent $55 total.
However I am about to burn through the rest real fast.
This week we took on painting a bathroom vanity!
Did y’all see the design board from week 1?
I have been waiting so patiently to tackle this double sink vanity & finally the time has come.
DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas
Here is the original state of the bathroom & vanity:
Yuck, I know. So far we have tackled framing the mirrors, putting up board & batten, & adding a shiplap wall.
Now it’s time to focus on the bathroom vanity makeover. The plan is to start by painting it Cracked Pepper by Behr. I have leftover paint from the DIY kitchen island project so I figured why not.
After that, I will update the hardware & bathroom vanity light fixtures with some spray paint.
Then I will be adding a fun design to the cabinet doors!
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- 220 Grit Sanding Paper
- Cabinet Primer
- Cabinet Paint
- Foam Roller/Paint Brush
- Peel & Stick Wallpaper
- Spray Paint
- Start by removing all the hardware & sanding down the cabinet down with 220 grit sandpaper. I definitely recommend using an electric sander, unless you want a workout 😉 The creases & corners are the only things I hand sand.
2. After the shiny layer of the cabinet is gone, wipe it down with a microfiber cloth to remove any dust.
3. It’s time to get priming (this is a little less fun than the Amazon version 😉). You can apply the primer with a regular brush or foam roller.
4. Once the primer is dry you can start the fun part, painting! My no-fail method for a smooth finish is to apply the paint with a brush, then go over that area with the foam roller. Trust me y’all, it works!
This color is Kettle Black by Valspar
Let the paint dry overnight, you may need a second coat depending on the quality of paint you chose.
How To Apply Peel and Stick Wallpaper
This is just a fun home wallpaper touch to add some dimension to the bathroom vanity makeover! I have applied wallpaper to a dresser in the spare bedroom & the china cabinet, so I already knew this would be pretty easy!
- Measure & cut a square of peel and stick wallpaper or shelf liner to fit the front of the bathroom vanity cabinet face. I like to cut a little larger than needed & trim off the excess with a very sharp utility knife.
2. Apply the wallpaper to the cabinet front using a credit card or scraper tool.
3. Use a very sharp box cutter to trim the excess interior wallpaper off of the edges.
This is one of my favorite DIY bathroom vanity ideas! The wallpaper cost under $10 and I still have a ton left for a future home wallpaper project.
Small wallpaper rolls or shelf liner rolls are perfect for furniture projects!
Updating The Hardware
The most budget savvy bathroom vanity hardware update involves a little spray paint.
- Start by degreasing & cleaning the hardware.
- Next, set up the hardware so you can easily spray paint it. Use the screws poked into a cardboard box to hold up the handles so I can get an even coat without any smudges.
3. Matte black & gold are always my go-to hardware colors! Give each handle 2 two coats of paint.
4. After the paint dries, I also sprayed them with a clear sealer since they will be getting a lot of wear & tear.
Bathroom Vanity Light Fixture Update
This $100 room challenge budget did not leave me enough money for brand new light fixture so I had to update my current set!
- Start by removing the current globes & lightbulbs.
- Next, I scrubbed the surface to make sure it was clean & debris free.
- Wrap all the important stuff with plastic wrap! This is the easiest method & takes way less time than taping everything off.
4. Spray even coats onto the bathroom light fixture, be careful to avoid any runs!
Two coats should be plenty depending on the color you are going with!
Painting Bathroom Vanity Before and After:
What do y’all think of this bathroom vanity makeover?! I absolutely loved how it turned out & I really love that it only cost me $9 in wallpaper to complete!
Did I convince you to grab some leftover paint, small wallpaper roll, & take on your own bathroom vanity makeover?
Board & Batten Walls Add Baseboards & Molding Shiplap Bathtub Wall Painting Bathroom Vanity
- DIY Faux Marble Shelf
- Hang Towel Hooks
$100 Room Challenge Bathroom Makeover:
- Week1- Design Board
- Week2- How To Frame In A Boring Bathroom Mirror
- Week3- DIY Board and Batten Wall Using MDF Board
- Week4- How To Paint A Bathroom Vanity & Update Vanity Light Fixtures
- Week 5- Bathroom Makeover Reveal!!!!
In the meantime check out all the other super talented $100 room challenge participants’ progress below!