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.
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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Sharon Wildy on Dec 09, 2022
What is TSP?
Just beautiful. I am wondering if you had thought of using resin on your sink and counter, but thought the polyurethane was easier? How is the sink holding up with the polyurethane?
what material is the counter?