My Little Bathroom Makeover for $50

Misty Gaines-Johnson
by Misty Gaines-Johnson
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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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  • Barbara Brigham Barbara Brigham on Dec 29, 2022

    what material is the counter?

  • Laura Laura on Apr 05, 2023

    What did you use to frame the mirror

  • Chr80994373 Chr80994373 on Apr 16, 2023

    Beautiful!!! Is there anyway you could show us how u framed the mirror? That is the last thing I have to do in my own remodel and I am kinda stuck ♥️ Thanks

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  • Del66637205 Del66637205 on Aug 06, 2023

    I have a suggestion, the fake drawers, make them a pop out drawer. It's easy. I have them in my kitchen for my pot scratcher, but you easily use them to store razors or toothbrushes. Another suggestion to pour aqulic over counter top, it will protect and seal it. Shine also. But good job all around! Try to take pictures in the same place because it shows better with before and after. I love reusing light fixtures and painting them.

  • Odile Odile on Oct 23, 2023

    I really like the look of this redo. I myself repainted my counter pretty much the same way and even used Tub & Tile paint to redo the tub. Came out really well.