Learn how to transform a builder-grade vanity with paint and new hardware, giving the bathroom a chic, updated look!
So… remember that primary bedroom project we’ve been working on? It kind of took a back seat for a little while as we were getting ready for last week’s big eBook launch, but we are back at it and finally finishing up the last little details. As part of our primary bathroom refresh, I knew I wanted to update the vanity somehow, and I’m thrilled at the difference we were able to make with a little bit of paint and some new hardware.
When we moved into our house six years ago, it wasn’t exactly pretty. Sure, the house was in a great location and was the perfect size for our little family, but cosmetically, it needed some help. The vanity in our primary bedroom/bathroom, for example, was kind of an eyesore with its cheap faux-wood finish.
I would have loved to just rip it out and replace it, but since we are in a townhouse, we have awkward plumbing that runs to the side rather than to the back, and finding a new vanity that would work for this space would be difficult, not to mention expensive.
So we opted for a much more inexpensive option: paint. Because I was in my “paint everything black” phase, I of course painted it black, framed in the mirror above it, and that actually made the space a little better. A few years later, though, it was looking pretty beat up and in need of some new paint.
A few months ago I did a little gray and gold console table makeover for my sister, and ever since then I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate some sort of gray and gold piece into our home because I loved the color combo so much. Instead of just repainting the vanity black, then, I went with Behr’s Iron Mountain so I could get the gray and gold look I wanted.
Because I am
cheap resourceful 😉 , I used the hinges I already had and spray painted them gold. I found the perfect pulls at Hobby Lobby and snagged them for $2.50 a piece since it was 50% off day– yippee!
I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to repaint the mirror frame or leave it as is. I’m kind of liking the contrast at the moment, but that could always change…and usually does. 😉
Oh hey there, Abby taking pictures! That’s the tough thing about mirror pictures– it’s hard to get out of the shot!
Want to see the before and after? (Always my favorite part!)
I’d say it’s a little better! 🙂 I think the vanity area now fits in nicely with the rest of our primary bathroom, which we totally demolished down to the studs and built back up last year…
Bathroom upgrades can be tough, but they don’t always have to be expensive– it’s amazing what a little bit of paint can do to transform a builder-grade vanity! The primary bedroom is almost finished, so watch for the big reveal later this week!
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Have you done any bathroom upgrades lately?