Looking for a weekend home renovation project? Transform your entire space with this bathroom remodel on a budget was under $50. Thrifty DIY Bathroom Vanity Makeover Tutorial plus the Best Grey Paint Colors form Behr.
DIY Bathroom Vanity Makeover
Frugal times call for frugal measures. We have been crossing off our Older Home Improvement Renovations off one by one. When we purchased this one, we had a bathroom that wasn’t very updated and I knew could be improved with a quick weekend project.
Our chalk paint vanity was slowly looking like a 100 year old farmhouse bathroom vanity. I don’t mean in the best way. I mean 100 year old in the sense that this bathroom needs some tender loving care. It was time to paint or replace the bathroom vanity. To save money, we dedicated a weekend to painting an old bathroom vanity.
Refinishing your bathroom vanity cabinets is a thrifty way to bring your entire bathroom to life. It can be done for under $50 with only a few essential supplies.
Bathroom Vanity Makeover Supplies
These are the supplies we had on hand before beginning our Bathroom Vanity Makeover.
- Paint/Primer (we used Behr Marquee Flint Grey Paint)
- 180-220 Grit sandpaper
- Paint brush (Home Depot Best Seller Wooster 2 in. Paint Brush)
- Tack cloth
- Screw driver/screw gun
When refinishing your bathroom vanity cabinets, also consider:
- New cabinet hardware or hardware paint like Rust-Oleum All Surface Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint and Primer in One.
The paint was about $35 and we actually had the rest of the bathroom makeover supplies. However, if you are in need of a some materials your will hit closer to the $50 threshold.
Refinishing Your Bathroom Vanity Cabinets
Follow these steps to update a bathroom vanity with paint.
First, clean your vanity/cabinet by scrubbing it with a sponge, dish soap and water and let dry.
Remove your cabinet doors, drawers and hardware with a screw driver or screw gun if you can. Label your doors and drawers do you know where they go.
Sand your vanity/cabinet with the grain of the wood.
Vacuum dust and paint from sanding.
Use a tack cloth to wipe the vanity/cabinet.
What is a tack cloth? A tack cloth is a specialized type of loosely woven cheesecloth that is treated with a tacky material for wiping away dust and fine particles.
Tape around your edges. Tape near the counter top, walls, white trim baseboard and flooring.
Paint a primer on your cabinet (my cabinet was painted white prior so I skipped this step) and let dry overnight.
Paint the doors and drawers on your cabinet and let dry. Then paint the rest of the cabinet. (My drawers were not removable, if yours are you can paint both at the same time) and let dry for at least 4 hours.
Paint a second coat on the doors, drawers and cabinet and let dry overnight.
Reattached the doors, drawers and add new hardware. If you don’t want to buy new hardware, you can always re-paint the ones you had. A great hardware paint is Rust-Oleum All Surface Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint and Primer in One (comes in many colors.)
Behr Grey Paint Colors
Take a look at the best Behr grey paint for bathrooms. For our bathroom makeover, we used Behr Flint Gray Paint, but there are many beautiful shades of gray for vanities, walls, etc.
Part of Behr 2020 Color Trends in the grey paint called Battleship Gray. The Behr 2020 Color Trends palette was inspired by natural elements such as sky, earth, water and plant life.
Best Gray Paint Colors
Looking for a warm gray, dark gray, a light gray? There are so many different shades of grey.
We found more popular gray paint colors from Behr. Paint your dinning room, living room, kitchen or renovate your bathroom in one weekend too!
- Colonnade Gray
- Dawn Gray
- Dolphin Fin
- Grey River Rock
- Light French Gray
- Pencil Sketch
- Seagull Gray
- Still Gray
Grey or Gray
I felt a need to quick address this! You will see me use the two variations of gray and grey on this post. Gray is American spelling while Grey is British spelling. Depending on how Behr identified the color, was the version I picked up. Google will identify and interchange for you both colors when doing your own internet search.
Our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you. Share your final bathroom vanity makeover or a space where you painted gray paint. Leave a comment and/or add a photo here on Pinterest!
Do not forget our Older Home Improvement Hacks & DIY Renovations. We love this photo (below) from Joanna Gaines who had an older green bathroom that could not be painted or changed. A few touches and the bathroom is chic and enjoyable. Pin to Pinterest.
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