Bathroom Vanity Refresh

by Melissa
6 Materials
3 Days

My builder grade Master Bathroom vanity was bad. Really bad. After two years I finally decided to do something about it and got to work. Here’s a before photo of the bathroom.

Hideous Before Photo
Light fixture after
Break Out the Spray Cans

I used a can of Rustoleum Matte Black spray paint I had in the basement on the light fixture for a quick, easy and free light refresh!

Cover Everything!

For the countertop I purchased a $4.00 can of Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy spray paint from Walmart. I heard it produced lots of overspray so I took the time to cover everything in the bathroom and I’m so glad I did. Cover everything, including yourself and be sure to wear a respirator because the smell of the spray paint is absolutely awful. Very strong! I also removed the faucets to replace them. Otherwise you can tape yours off if you plan to reuse them. Spray the entire countertop once and then spray a second coat immediately after the first. Let the countertops cure for a 24 hours, full cure is seven days.

Holy Cow!

The countertops looked amazing! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I just love the power of paint! Moving on to the oak vanity base!

Painting the Cabinet

Next I moved on to the cabinets. Gave them a very light sanding, two coats of primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams paint in the color Peppercorn leftover from another project. I also added some hardware I bought on Amazon and some new Pfister faucets that were gifted to me but are available at Home Depot. The style is Ladera. The finishing touch was a wooden mirror frame gifted to me by Mirrormates.

The Beautiful After

How this for an after shot? What a huge change and it all began with a couple cans of spray paint!

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  • Shelley Shelley on May 25, 2020

    How is it all holding up ? I'm inspired by this, and also a little afraid.

  • Donna Donna on Feb 16, 2021

    Hello, what you have done, looks totally amazing! 😘 I am wondering two thinks. Have you, thought about re-grouting your bathroom tile? As this will make the floor look brand new again.

    Also, if it were my bathroom, I would paint, the outside of the yellow tub, if not the entire tub (painting the inside looks like a tedious and difficult task).

    Please, do not feel I am picking! I wish I were still able to do all the things to my home, which you are doing to yours. I envy you Love!

  • Heather Palmer Heather Palmer on Mar 22, 2021

    What color are your bathroom walls?

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  • Melissa Melissa on Jul 23, 2020

    Hi thank you! A mix of tape/plastic and press and seal (for the kitchen).

  • Sheryl Monaspa Sheryl Monaspa on Jun 02, 2023

    The final result is awesome, thanks for sharing! I wanna try to create something similar in 3d, probably on planner5d. Do you mind if I do that? Also, what is this style called?