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.

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Give your outdated counter a new life with this Rustoleum spray paint that Amazon reviewers swear by!


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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  • 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

  • Nancy J Nancy J on Feb 05, 2024

    I love this and have been looking for ideas to do mine, how many cans of the spray paint did you use? Also, there is a rustoleum white paint in the description, what did you use that for?

  • Judy Judy 7 days ago

    Can the epoxy be used on shower walls?

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  • Jakki Jakki on Apr 08, 2024

    I did my primary bath and painted the walls, counters, vanity, vanity doors and floors. My floors were the drab tan builder grade tile. I painted them with white epoxy and it made a stunning change!

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  • Robin Robin on May 02, 2024

    Good job , beautifully done

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