My Little Bathroom Makeover for $50

So we moved into our home and I hated the guest bathroom it was painted so many different dark colors. But with the expense of moving and other areas needing redone I only had about $50 to make this work.

This is the before

I taped everything off because I was going to....wait for it...spray paint my countertops.

I sanded the old countertops which were discolored and yellow in spots. I then wiped clean and then wiped again!

I used stone spray paint by rustoleum. Start with one light coat first. Make sure you shake that can!

After second and light third coat.

I then sealed it with this... 3 coats. Now it does not make the surface smooth but it does seal it nice and makes the counters clean up nicely. It definitely does not leave a rough finish.

Cabinets and framing the mirror next. Painted the cabinets with white chalk paint, less prep involved. I did remove the doors and drawers. The middle ones you see here are fake drawers. Wipe everything with TSP before painting.

All done. I sealed the cabinets with water based varathane, 2 coats and distressed my cabinets.

Finished vanity

I added these Goodwill find lights ($3) and painted the walls a soft sea foam green and grey in certain areas. Paint left from previous owner.

This is above the toilet, walls are grey. This cute little light fixture was in a throw away box on a curb of stuff I had picked up a while back, it was a dark brown trim. I taped all the glass off and painted the trim silver. The light before was just a plain some light.

Before and after.


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  • Karen
    on Feb 21, 2019

    What is TSP? What you cleaned with.

  • Shelby McKay
    on Nov 12, 2019

    How rough was the surface after you clear coated it?

  • Charlene Cole Obara
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Did using a spray paint inside cause you any problems?

    • Jessica
      on Jul 29, 2020

      It can. Be smart about over spray and ventilation. Wear a mask and goggles if needed. Over spray will go places you didn't think. It's coverage is awesome and the durability is solid. I spray painted my bathroom vanity and spray paint sealed it as well. Perfect and tougher on a busy house hold.

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  • Mimi
    on Jun 19, 2020

    WOW! What a difference!! You really are clever at using your resources and seeing potential in projects. Thank you for sharing!

  • Linda
    31 minutes ago

    You are hired!

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