Updating a Bathroom Vanity – Part III Master Bath Makeover
Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to part III of our master bathroom update on updating a bathroom vanity. Yesterday, we shared how we installed our Board and Batten Wainscoting (featured on Bob Vila Nation), and our master bathroom storage we build in the first two parts of the master bathroom makeover.
Today, my post is about the updating a bathroom vanity, that was builder grade, with a splash of color. I never liked the lighter cabinetry when we purchased our Villa, and I knew I would be updating a bathroom vanity as soon as I could with paint – there is nothing more dull then a vanity you dislike! So let’s get started on making this dull vanity shine. 🙂
- Frog Tape
- Purdy Paintbrush
- Valspar Primer/Paint (I used Valspar’s Man Cave Grey)
- Rust-o-leum fast dry, water-based polyurethane
- Klean-strip Liquid sand
- New drawer pulls (or paint yours – I bought mine at Target)
Here’s the process Hello I Live Here used:
First, we cleaned down the vanity and let dry. Next, we removed the hardware, doors, drawers and false fronts. Make sure you use painters tape to keep your walls clean if your vanity touches them.) Then, I used liquid sand and let dry. (Our vanity had a clear finish, using liquid sand before I painted, helped to adhere the primer/paint.)
Once dry we applied our primer to both sides of the doors, drawer fronts/false panels, and the frame. We lightly sanded in between the primer and paint color. Using a tact cloth we removed the excess sand dust and put added the paint color to the vanity. Once dry repeat a second coat. After the drying process (the next day) I added two coats of quick dry polyurethane for protection.
Finish the project by reattaching the doors, drawers/false fronts, and adding your new hardware.
Your project is now ready for you to enjoy!
I love painting pieces, but the most important thing on a bathroom vanity is to take your time and prep the vanity properly to make sure you don’t have to redo the piece. I hope you enjoyed Part III of our Bathroom makeover series. I will be back tomorrow to show you what we do to update the vanity top and mirror/lighting in Part IV.
Have a great night everyone!!