How To Improve Your Bathroom Vanity on a Tight Budget
Every room has one piece of furniture that makes or breaks the room. For a bathroom, it’s the vanity. You see it when you walk in and use the vanity multiple times daily. It holds the sink in place, provides a spot for a mirror, and can even contain helpful storage space. If your vanity is less than desirable, there is no need to get rid of it. Instead, make a few changes for a whole new look. If that sounds like something your restroom needs, follow along as we discuss how to improve your bathroom vanity on a tight budget.
Paint Fixes Everything
Few home improvement projects don’t involve paint. It’s inexpensive, fixes many problems, and makes furniture, walls, and cabinets look new. For that reason, it’s what your ugly bathroom vanity needs. Here are the steps for painting a vanity:
- Remove all hardware, the countertop, and the sink.
- Sand the vanity with fine-grit sandpaper to prepare it for paint adhesion.
- Wash off the dust and dirt and allow the vanity to dry.
- Apply two coats of paint primer and let them dry.
- Apply two to three coats of your color choice.
- Allow to dry for 24 hours.
After repaint, you’ll need to reattach the counter, sink, and hardware.
Make a New Counter
Yes! You can transform a countertop using mica powder and epoxy resin. You’ll need the following materials:
- Your old countertop or wood cut to fit the vanity and sink
- Mica pigments
- Epoxy resin kit
- Mixing containers
- Stirring sticks
- Drop cloth
You’ll also need two sawhorses to hold the countertop level when you pour the resin mixture. Place the countertop on the sawhorses over a drop cloth in a well-ventilated area. Next, follow these steps:
- Clean and sand the countertop or wood.
- Use an acrylic primer and paint two coats onto the countertop.
- Allow it to dry.
- Mix the epoxy resin according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Add the mica powder pigment or pigments to the resin.
- Pour the resin mixture onto the countertop and spread it, allowing it to drip over the edges.
- Let this dry for 24 hours.
- Optionally, you can add a coat of clear resin to strengthen the surface.
Allow the countertop to cure for at least 72 hours before installing it in the bathroom.
Paint Old Hardware
Keep the drop cloth out and lay out all the bathroom vanity’s hardware. Choose a spray paint color from a home improvement store. Don’t worry if your vanity hardware is metallic—most hardware stores sell metallic spray paints! Once you evenly coat the hardware in paint, let it dry, then reinstall it in the vanity.
Improving your bathroom vanity on a budget can be fun, and you’ll feel great accomplishment when it’s complete. Use these ideas to inspire new life in your bathroom.