My Little Bathroom Makeover for $50

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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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  • Danielle Murph Danielle Murph on Jan 01, 2017
    What did you do to the floor???
  • Sev6787613 Sev6787613 on Jan 01, 2017
    Method used to frame mirror
    • Ml*13745267 Ml*13745267 on Jan 01, 2017
      We went to Home Depot and found some moulding strips and Hubby measured and mitered the ends - painted and beautiful frames for those large hotel style mirrors!
    • Sev6787613 Sev6787613 on Jan 01, 2017
      Did he glue or nail them around frame
    • Vpn07 Vpn07 on Jan 18, 2017
      She said she glued the frame right on top of the mirror with liquid nail
  • Iwa11687529 Iwa11687529 on Jan 01, 2017
    Could this also be done with kitchen counter tops?
  • Janice Lucia Janice Lucia on Jan 01, 2017
    what is tsp
  • Peg12827491 Peg12827491 on Jan 01, 2017
    Crazy good! Did you make the mirror frame?
  • Peg13514618 Peg13514618 on Jan 01, 2017
    I just search for TSP and learn that is toxic and you have to work with caution.Did you power wash or rinse your cabinets after you use TSP?I love what you did,our bathroom needs remodeling too,thank you for inspiration.
  • Cathy Slaby Sawchak Cathy Slaby Sawchak on Jan 01, 2017
    Would this technique work on kitchen counter tops? Your bathroom counter tops look fabulous!
  • Aurora Aurora on Jan 01, 2017
    What kind of countertop did you have prior to this? Just curious if this can be done to old marble tops?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I think as long as you prep it can be used in any surface.
    • Kathy Walters Kathy Walters on Jan 01, 2017
      Marvel can be polished and made to look good again. This counter toonis cultured marble. If can also be polished but if it is too old (I am talking 29 years for old) and the polished surface shows signs of wear that cause it to not have a nice smooth surface, then painting like this makes sense. For the marble, as asked, you could consult the Rustoleum website to see if their paint would adhere. Seems a waste to paint a natural stone though.
    • Kathy Walters Kathy Walters on Jan 01, 2017
      Type-o's and auto-correct issues on answer above: Marvel = Marble counter toonis = counter top is 29 = 20 Sorry about that.
    • Carol Carol on Jan 01, 2017
      That's okay Kathy. I always proof read before I send and happens I see Michigan is spelled wrong! It happens to the best of us sometimes. Have a Great New Year everyone!
  • Helene Sorrentino Helene Sorrentino on Jan 01, 2017
    what was the co untertop made of ?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I think ceramic
    • Kathy Walters Kathy Walters on Jan 01, 2017
      It looks like cultured marble which is a type of acrylic poured into a mold. They have a nice surface when new but scratch relatively easily. This is a very common vanity prefab type vanity surface found at Home Depot and Lowe's and can also be custom created by companies that specialize in this business.
  • Aaj10387822 Aaj10387822 on Jan 01, 2017
    How did you apply frame to mirror?
  • Kay Kay on Jan 01, 2017
    I noticed the mirror is different in the pictures. Can you please tell me what you did to frame mirror and how much!?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I had some scrap trim boards. We just cut and used liquid nails to stick in place
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      There are beautiful crown molding and trim boards available but they can get expensive. I was on a tight budget and used what I could find and what I had. There is a store here in Arizona that is called Habitat for Humanity that sells all kids of used building supplies and you can get things for a really good deal. Maybe look in your area for something similar or Craigslist has a free section, I look there for stuff all the time too.
    • Kristine M. Holmgren Kristine M. Holmgren on Jan 01, 2017
      And the backsplash that appear I the 'after' picture?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      The backsplash was stone sprayed and the frame of the mirror sits on top of that
    • Carol Carol on Jan 01, 2017
      I think Habitat for Humanity is all over the US. I live in Michiana and we have them here. Really good place to shop and help others while you're doing it! Young lady you did a fantastic job on only $50.00. I need you around my house and boy do I have a bathroom you could do! It's in such a bad way I'd have to $100.00 at least!! Again, beautiful job Misty!!!
    • Jackie B Jackie B on Jan 01, 2017
      You did a fantastic job for such a great price. I too love to do projects and see how much money I can save. Did I miss the price of the faucet?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      Kept existing faucet
    • Kay Kay on Jan 01, 2017
      Thank you for the response, I think you did an amazing job. Thanks!!
  • Deanna Maidwell Deanna Maidwell on Jan 01, 2017
    How long has this lasted? Has anything scuffed the sink or countertop??? And was the TSP used before you painted the countertop? I am wondering too if I could use this on tile on the wall...
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      This was just done. I will update. I did search Pinterest and others have done this and they have said it has lasted. The Tsp was used on the cabinets to get them really clean before painting. The only reason I did this on the countertops is because if it doesn't work I will replace, I really had nothing to lose.
  • Lydia Wood Lydia Wood on Jan 01, 2017
    What is TSP?
    • Sue Sue on Jan 01, 2017
      TSP, which stands for trisodium phosphate, is a powder you mix with warm water and use to wipe down your walls before painting. It acts in three ways to improve your paint's stick-to-itiveness: degreaser, cleaner and deglosser. (found on google, was curious too.)
    • Deb Deb on Jan 01, 2017
      Trisodium phosphate
    • Lydia Wood Lydia Wood on Jan 01, 2017
      That's Spic 'n Span! My mother used it for the kitchen floor. Thank you. Next time, please use the complete name with the abbreviation in parantheses behind. It makes it very easy, and one doesn't have to ask a question.
    • Barbara Buchan Barbara Buchan on Jan 01, 2017
      Be sure to rinse well after using it; you can buy in liquid form, too
  • Barbara Lewko Barbara Lewko on Jan 01, 2017
    did the paint cover the grain in the oak cabinets
  • J.b. kelly J.b. kelly on Jan 01, 2017
    What brand of taps do you have
  • Gardeninggeek Gardeninggeek on Jan 01, 2017
    Bathroom is lovely! I always read abt people finding throw away things on the curb. Never in my 73 years have i seen any such thing. It would be fun as i love to recycle things. Maybe i need to live in a big city?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I drive around on bulk trash pick up day and I look on Craigslist "free" section a lot. I actually live in a small rural town. I make trips once or twice a week and bring home stuff. I am currently in the process of building a workshop/warehouse because of all the stuff I have. I am a true upcycler, I very rarly but anything new.
  • Michelle Michelle on Jan 01, 2017
    Was the countertop a Formica material or Corian type material before you spray painted it?
  • Jean Illingworth Jean Illingworth on Jan 01, 2017
    When & how did you frame the mirror?
  • Vpn07 Vpn07 on Jan 01, 2017
    Is the frame attached to the mirror or around the mirror to the wall. If it is attached to the mirror, does it fit flush to the wall?
  • Bronxgirlcl Bronxgirlcl on Jan 01, 2017
    Great look. I was wondering what the original counter top was made of. I have the faux granite which is shiny so I don't know if this would work but I'd love to try.
  • Judith Judith on Jan 01, 2017
    How many cans did it take for all coats?
  • Eileen Eileen on Jan 01, 2017
    I also have a top with the sink the same as counter top. Will the paint hold up in the sink area with all the water? Is the sink harder to clean without taking off the paint? Did you use water base poly?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I'm not sure how it will hold up yet. I will update in a few months. Right now it wipes off easily no problems. I did not use water base as it can start peeling. I wish I would have used epoxy resin but it is pricey.
    • Eileen Eileen on Jan 01, 2017
      Thank you, I will have to check back to see how it goes for you. I wouldn't be doing anything until summer anyway. BTW, the whole room looks great!
  • Cari Cari on Jan 01, 2017
    what kind of glue did you use for the frame on the mrror?
  • Mary Hofstra Mary Hofstra on Jan 01, 2017
    Will that spray paint also work on Formica counter top? My bathroom counter tops are about 50 years old and definitely need an update, but money is super tight!
    • Amyhilesmaynard Amyhilesmaynard on Jan 01, 2017
      Back in about 1995 I painted my kitchen countertops (Formica) with the Rustoleum stone spray paint and then sealed them. We sold the house in 1999 and they were still good then.
    • Tammy Bevell Rice Tammy Bevell Rice on Jan 01, 2017
      It works. I've done it. Same prep with light sanding, then spray your light coats. I also used TSP after sanding. The counter has not chipped in almost four years of everyday use. My sink does not have a metal band.
  • Mary Hofstra Mary Hofstra on Jan 01, 2017
    Our bathrooms also have round drop in sinks with a band of metal all the way around. Wondering about painting the sinks and the metal bands as well. Any advice on what to use on those surfaces? Thanks for all your help! Love hometalk!
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      The stone paint says it covers metal...that being said if the band comes off I would take it off and maybe repainted it metallic
  • Janet Janet on Jan 01, 2017
    What does TSP stand for?
  • Shirley Shirley on Jan 01, 2017
    was the top a cultured marble ?
  • Patty Patty on Jan 01, 2017
    Is the spray paint for counter top called fleck stone textured spray paint.
  • Anita Minton Anita Minton on Jan 01, 2017
    How is this holding up? Do you think it would work in a kitchen?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I don't know as it was just done. If you use it in the kitchen seal with something that is food safe and use a cutting board.
  • Sue Sue on Jan 01, 2017
    How did you come up with the exact size mirror for your bathroom wall?
  • Maria Cintron-Rooks Maria Cintron-Rooks on Jan 01, 2017
    I see your floor is now a different color. Did you paint your floors also? I love the new look of your bathroom. Fantastic job!
  • Janice Janice on Jan 01, 2017
    What was the paint colour? Looks fantastic.
  • MarGal03 MarGal03 on Jan 01, 2017
    I want to frame out my mirror, too. Was the metal strip at the bottom of the mirror a problem when you added the wood?
    • Cvw11602523 Cvw11602523 on Jan 01, 2017
      My mirror just had metal clips at the bottom and top, the wood trim went on over them without any gaps.
  • Melanie Melanie on Jan 01, 2017
    After you finished the vanity, with the sealer, is the surface smooth and did you spray or brush the paint on the vanity? It looks great!
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I brushed with a sponge brush. It is not rough but it is not smooth like the counter before. It just softened the feel of the stone
    • Kathy Kathy on Jan 01, 2017
      To make sure I understand your answer Misty.......before you put on the varnish, was the painted counter brushed on or sprayed on? I assumed that it was sprayed on but your answer to Melanie sounded like it was brushed on like the varnish was.
  • Marsha Marsha on Jan 01, 2017
    I want to frame our bathroom mirror but do you use a special glue to place the wood against the mirror and if so what kind? I am sure you need a glue that can hold up in a room with a lot of moisture. You did a beautiful job and you would never know you painted that counter top.
  • Dianne Pees Dianne Pees on Jan 01, 2017
    What does TSP mean? Always looking for what to clean wood cabinets and floors with!
  • Kathryn Kathryn on Jan 01, 2017
    WOULD THIS PAINT HOLD UP ON A KITCHEN COUNTER. MINE LOOKS LIKE MASONITE OR A LAMINATE.
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 01, 2017
      I'm not sure as this is the first time I have tried this, the only thing is if you are using it in kitchen I would seal it with something that is food safe
    • Kelly Worrall Piers Kelly Worrall Piers on Jan 02, 2017
      A few years ago I painted my kitchen counter tops with a melamine paint. I followed the directions and let it cure for about a week. They have held up Excellent and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and easy update!
  • David-Jeanie Yarbrough David-Jeanie Yarbrough on Jan 01, 2017
    Did you distress your cabnints before sealing them?
  • Debra Debra on Jan 02, 2017
    You spray painted the sink. How is it holding up to daily use?
    • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Jan 02, 2017
      I'm wondering that too.
    • Barb Orthmann Barb Orthmann on Jan 02, 2017
      My guess is it would hold up as well as Giani Granite product- it's essentially the same thing-paint andpoly. I did that in the kitchen and it held up great
    • Sjones6091 Sjones6091 on Jan 02, 2017
      I did my bathroom in a similar manner 2 years ago and used Minwax Polyacrylic gloss and it is holding up just fine. I clean it at least weekly with clorox 2 wipses and have no issues
    • Renata Renata on Jan 02, 2017
      Great Job, It is beautiful!
    • Kathi Davis Kathi Davis on Jan 02, 2017
      It looks GREAT,you did a wonderful job.Love those lights and the colors you chose.
  • Jeanneorrison7 Jeanneorrison7 on Jan 02, 2017
    Did you remove the old mirror and replace it with a framed one? or what?
  • Did you paint the sink also with the same paint you used for counter top ?
  • Sus13888427 Sus13888427 on Jan 03, 2017
    Beautiful Bathroom! The before looks like mine. What material did you use to hold the Frame on the mirror?
  • Gina Gina on Jan 03, 2017
    What type of material was your vanity top? Was it cultured marble?
  • Amy Wernick Braden Amy Wernick Braden on Jan 05, 2017
    I have the same before lights in the bathroom and basically have the same after lights except they are 2 sets of three to go over each of my mirrors. Did you have to do anything special with the electricity since it is different lighting?
  • Lisa Schneider Lisa Schneider on Jan 06, 2017
    COULD YOU USE THIS ON CERAMIC 4"X4" BATHROOM TILES?
  • Patty Navarrette Patty Navarrette on Jan 09, 2017
    I must tell you — This Looks Beautiful..! How does the paint hold up in the sink with cleaning it and just everyday use?
  • Laurie Laurie on Jan 09, 2017
    Love this look and I want to try it. How long ago did you do it and is the surface still intact and look new. Can I clean it with my regular bathroom cleaner?
  • Stacy Ross Stacy Ross on Jan 09, 2017
    What about water in sink.. dont you think it would peel?
  • Ter15444478 Ter15444478 on Jan 10, 2017
    What about the framed mirror no way this came in at $50
  • Fho3960399 Fho3960399 on Jan 11, 2017
    I bought the spray paint to do this but a little concerned about sealer holding up. Anybody know if a better sealer to use for sinks?
    • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Jan 12, 2017
      The sealer is meant to be used on countertops and sinks, why wouldn't it hold up?
    • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Jan 12, 2017
      The sealer is meant to be used on countertops and sinks, why wouldn't it hold up?
    • Fho3960399 Fho3960399 on Jan 12, 2017
      Where does it say that? It's a polyurethane. I don't believe it's designed for sinks
    • Denise Hardy Denise Hardy on Jan 14, 2017
      If you think that some finishes won't 'hold up' you can always use either a 'resin' or 'lacquor'
    • Vivian Reilly Vivian Reilly on Jan 15, 2017
      You need to call a professional sink and tub re-surface, so they can tell you what is needed for those surfaces, or you will get into a world of hurt and could need a new tub and sink, or live with something real ugly. Think about that. before you make a mess you'll regret and be in for big expenses you won't want to spend.
    • Fho3960399 Fho3960399 on Jan 17, 2017
      No big deal for me. It just a very small sink. I've been wanting to replace anyway so I can always do that if I need to.
    • Meem Kaplan Meem Kaplan on Feb 05, 2017
      As a life long DIYer, that sink would change in a couple of years anyway. Every time I see a new sink project here? I would be thinking, "where can I do that next"?
    • Jea16647506 Jea16647506 on Feb 13, 2017
      I recently painted my laminate cabinets with chalk paint and was advised to seal with polyacrylic b/c it is better for humid, wet and greasy areas. Would you do the same thing for bathroom painting too, since it's a very humid area?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Feb 13, 2017
      Since I was painting the cabinets white I advise to use a water base sealant, if you use an oil base sealant on white or any light color paint it will yellow over time
  • Angela Woods Angela Woods on Jan 15, 2017
    Do you think the paint and sealer idea would work on a bath tub too?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 15, 2017
      Idk...a tub gets ALOT of use.
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 15, 2017
      Idk...a tub gets ALOT of use.
    • Vivian Reilly Vivian Reilly on Jan 15, 2017
      There are professional people who do tub and sink resurfacing. It looks good, but is not as durable if it's an enamel surface. You'd have to ask about other tub and sink surfaces.
    • Nancy Nancy on Jan 16, 2017
      There is a product on the market that refinishes tub and tile. More than one. I have used them before and they work well. Not sure how long they last, as ours was a short term (1 year) temporary fix prior to replacing tub and tile. It held up well for that time.
    • Angela Angela on Jan 16, 2017
      I did a tub once with the DIY kit from Lowe's and it looked great for the 7 years I had that house. Since then I have used it on sinks and vanities here and there but it is excellent. Very cost effective and my only suggestion is to read all of the directions carefully and if you are not comfortabkle or are nervous then practice on something just to get the feel of it. I did get a large drip that dried before I noticed it and it took quite a bit of sanding to fix it. But it did show me that even a huge mistake is not the end of the world and it can be fixed.
    • Mitzi Gaynor Mitzi Gaynor on Jan 19, 2017
      Lowe's sell a kit by Homax it's inexpensive - follow the directions completely 👈👏👍
    • Debbie Debbie on Feb 10, 2017
      Make sure if you are using a tub/sink resurfacing or repair kit that you ventilate well and use a respirator mask. Just saying....
  • Dianne Dianne on Jan 22, 2017
    I always find spray paints to have a residue that fills the air around your project and settles on everything within 4 feet of it. Even with a bath exhaust on. You aren't away of it until you come back and see the fine film everywhere an you hurry t get it off. I used Rustoleum cabinet re-do kit to put on my tub and I used a sponge roller to apply. I put two coats on with the supplied protector with the kit after drying. The top was great and nothing happened to it but the tub part started to dilute and loosen and come off in spots when water added. I had sanded all over before putting on the finish. I scraped and sanded to get it off. Then, I used Rustoleum spray bathtub finish. What a mistake. I had a film on my new walls and tile and water ruined it also. It took me 5 days at about 5 hours to get off all the two finishes. The original cabinet finish under the pray was the toughest to get off using a razor blade. What a pain. Then I saw Rustoleum made a paint for appliances. The tub was down to the original and I used the sponge roller with only one coverage needed and no glaze. It stayed, had a small texture to it, shined, and held up to water so I did the tub surround around as well. It is 100% new looking and with new fixtures, I am very pleased with the results. I am never using spray paint indoors again.
  • Nancy Hoge Nancy Hoge on Feb 19, 2017
    Did you sand the cabinet before painting ?
  • Lisa House Lisa House on Feb 21, 2017
    Since you had everything taped off why not just spray on the poly? Is there a difference in how it holds up to use?
  • Placida Padilla Placida Padilla on Feb 25, 2017
    You added molding to the mirror, but didn't say how u affixed it. How did u stick it to the Mirror ?
  • Wendy Jackowiak Wendy Jackowiak on Feb 26, 2017
    How has your sink held up? We did this painting method and the paint started to come up the first time we used the sink. Do you think we didn't have enough polyurethane on it?
  • Robin Wolff Robin Wolff on Mar 06, 2017
    I tried this and absolutely love the outcome of my vanity top. Do you think it would work on a wall? I was going to paint one wall a different color but I would rather spray paint it to match the vanity top
  • Nancy Nancy on Apr 01, 2017
    How bad were the fumes from the painting process in the countertop? Did you Need to wear a mask?
  • Susan Burns Mahar Susan Burns Mahar on Aug 11, 2017
    How long did it take for counter top to dry? So pretty!
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Aug 11, 2017
      It depends on how heavy you spray it. I would spray a light coat, let dry overnight then repeat the process until you get the coverage you want.
  • Cha31739967 Cha31739967 on Nov 15, 2017
    what a wonderful job! I have a few questions if you don't mind
    what grade of sand paper did you use?
    How long did you sand the counter top and sink for?
    I have a the old sea shell shaped sink do you think this still would work?
    how has your sink and counter top been holding up since you done this?
    What would you do differently if any?
  • Cha31739967 Cha31739967 on Nov 15, 2017
    what a wonderful job! I have a few questions if you don't mind
    what grade of sand paper did you use?
    How long did you sand the counter top and sink for?
    I have a the old sea shell shaped sink do you think this still would work?
    how has your sink and counter top been holding up since you done this?
    What would you do differently if any?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Dec 31, 2017
      120 grit. I used my sander so omg. I would probably used epoxy resin to seal. They held up for a year but I recently replaced the counter
  • Cha31739967 Cha31739967 on Nov 15, 2017
    what a wonderful job! I have a few questions if you don't mind
    what grade of sand paper did you use?
    How long did you sand the counter top and sink for?
    I have a the old sea shell shaped sink do you think this still would work?
    how has your sink and counter top been holding up since you done this?
    What would you do differently if any?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Nov 16, 2017
      I would use a 120 and just rough it up. I am sure it will work. It is holding up BUt I would have done a different sealer as the polyurethane is yellowing A little in different places. I am actually in the process of removing the paint and doing faux cement.
    • Cha31739967 Cha31739967 on Nov 16, 2017
      would love to see the update regarding the faux cement. so would have used the expoxy resin instead?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Nov 16, 2017
      Definitel. I will post an update. I believe if you follow me on this page you will be able to see when I post.
  • Val9982598 Val9982598 on Dec 30, 2017
    Would that work on the bath tub
  • Marilyn Cappadona Curson Marilyn Cappadona Curson on Dec 30, 2017
    What were the counters made of that you painted?
  • Mary Lane Mary Lane on Dec 30, 2017
    After a year, how did it hold up?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Dec 31, 2017
      It held up, but I did change the counter to a pallet top with a vessel sink last month. You can see the update if you go to my profile.
  • Lho28486268 Lho28486268 on Dec 30, 2017
    Being new to all of this, what is TSP you referred to for cleaning the cabinets?
  • Darlene Chinchar Darlene Chinchar on Dec 30, 2017
    What kind and color of Rust-Oleum paint did you use? You did a very nice job! I like it really well
  • Angel Angel on Dec 30, 2017
    So the paint comes right out of the can looking like granite?
    • Random Chance Random Chance on Dec 30, 2017
      Yes, and comes in various colors. Shake very well, test spray on cardboard or scrap wood to get a feel of how it works.
  • SLCBrenk SLCBrenk on Dec 30, 2017
    Looks fanrastic. Does paint or sealer cans say anything about this type of application? My concern is releasing chemical in to the water of a filled basin when washing face or hands over an extended period of time
  • Laurette Laurette on Dec 30, 2017
    Was the original countertop cultured marble or something else?
  • Bjh26700784 Bjh26700784 on Dec 30, 2017
    How did you trim the mirror?
  • Melody Ostvolden Melody Ostvolden on Dec 30, 2017
    will it chip
    • Pat Winter Pat Winter on Dec 30, 2017
      The poly urethane coating is as hard as a rock if applied right. I think you'd have to use a hammer to chip it.
      ( there are very few products that aren't compatible with the polyurethane finishes but check first just to make sure yours will work)
      Make certain your item is completely dry and free of contaminants before you use it.
      It's important to cover completely and make sure the tap / sink area is sealed right to the edge of the openings for reinstalling. Then there's no place for water or other contaminants to seep under urethane.
      It might seem like a lot of work and very time consuming but if you want an excellent, long lasting result from any project, its worth the patience. good luck!
    • Karen Karen on Dec 30, 2017
      I did my bathroom counters and laundry room counter (3 in total) about 10 years ago. They've completely held up.
    • Val Val on Dec 30, 2017
      Karen, Thanks for your input. I was wondering about the lasting effect.
    • Val Val on Dec 30, 2017
      Misty, Your new bathroom is beautiful!!!
      I love the fact that you used ‘recycled/repurposed‘ things for several items!!
      Thank you for sharing One of the best projects I’ve run acros.
    • Dahlia Walsh Dahlia Walsh on Dec 30, 2017
      Great inspiration. Looks so doable for one person except taking out th plumbing.
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Dec 31, 2017
      using a good sealer is key.
  • Melody Melody on Dec 30, 2017
    Does the paint come out looking just like that? Dotted?
    • Tami Brooks Tami Brooks on Dec 30, 2017
      Yes, you have to keep the spray can well shaken but it sprays out speckled and texturized like a rock.
    • Susan Snyder Susan Snyder on Dec 30, 2017
      Yes, it really does! I’ve used it to spruce up my badly-weathered, outdoor, plastic picnic table. Came out great, and is still going strong 4 years later.
      The others are definitely right when they say you should keep shaking the can as you go along. It allows the different textures & colors to remain evenly distributed inside the can.

      ps: I store the table in the garage during our cold & snowy winters. And I, too, used a polyurethane finish. The table spends the other 3 seasons outside and needs frequent washing, thanks to environmental dirt/dust, and spills from food and drinks. A couple drops of dish soap on a sponge and a good rinse with the garden hose make it good as new.
    • Melody Melody on Dec 30, 2017
      Thank you for answering my question
    • Suzanne Brodie Suzanne Brodie on Dec 30, 2017
      Could this technique be used on kitchen counters?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Dec 31, 2017
      I don’t think it would hold up to kitchen use unless you try epoxy resin to seal.
  • Sandy Yee Sandy Yee on Dec 30, 2017
    Can this be done on a bathtub. I tried resurfaclong with spray resurfacing spray and it didn’t wor. It was dusty and powdery and washed off. I cleaned real well before applying. I sprayed light sprays a little each day for 3 weeks. Still came off. Any suggestions
  • 19698379 19698379 on Dec 30, 2017
    Wow. What a difference. Is that the same mirror with a frame added?
  • Susan Susan on Dec 30, 2017
    I have fake marble counters in bathrooms, would your method work on this surface?
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Dec 31, 2017
      I am sure it would, however If you look at my profile you will see the updated counter, which I love much more. I did not do it at first because of expense.
  • Jo Jo on Jan 01, 2018
    My countertop is not stone ... Formica, I think. Will that work for me?
    • Deb Estrada Deb Estrada on Jan 02, 2018
      My husband have painted our countertops twice. It lasts about 5 years. No body can believe we painted them! We used a kit from Lowes. Dark brown primer, then different specks/chips that were coffee colored. Then about 4 layers of boat varnish.
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 03, 2018
      I woul not do the stone spray on a kitchen counte. Look up faux cement counters, If you like that look.
  • Cheyenne Cheyenne on Jan 02, 2018
    That’ s gorgeous. I wonder if I could do that with my kitchen counter tops?
  • Sengan4305 Sengan4305 on Jan 02, 2018
    Would this work on my kitchen counter which has tile on it ?? Or can you tell me how to cover it up?? Thank You in advance for your help.
    • Michele Mcmahan Michele Mcmahan on Jan 04, 2018
      I'm getting ready to paint my shower with boat paint. Self leveling, water proof, a prep pain, but less than tearing out and redoing in tile (already did that!). So your tile counter. Maybe a test? Make a 2x4 section of 'counter" using backerboard, tile, grout. Let set a week or so, then fill in grout lines with bondo?, maybe cement filler, worked fast to spread flat but still wiped off tile face to keep surface flat. Follow directions on whatever filler you choose, then try boat paint. A few weeks experiment on a faux countertop will give you a idea if it will work for your kitchen.
  • JoAnn JoAnn on Jan 17, 2018
    You painted the sink as well. How will that hold up to water? I am very interested in this process.
    • Misty Gaines-Johnson Misty Gaines-Johnson on Jan 17, 2018
      It held up for a year but then I changed it again. I changed it to the way I originally wanted to do it. If you look at my projects you can see the update.
  • Jody Martin Jody Martin on Feb 02, 2018
    What is TSP and verathane?
  • MA G-R MA G-R on Feb 11, 2018
    Really pretty, How is the Poly holding up since you did it?
  • M.rivera M.rivera on Feb 12, 2018
    did you change the floor tiles also?