It’s time for a mini makeover update! I love being able to get a custom look for less, thus the reason I DIY all of the things! This painted bathroom vanity really changed the feeling of this room, and took hardly any time at all. I took an inexpensive all in one bathroom vanity that came pre-assembled from a big box store, and customized it using Country Chic Paint in Rustic Charm, which is a classic vintage green. The bathroom vanity cost $129 (CAD) and came pre-assembled with a stone counter top and integrated under mount sink, hardware, and a wood drawer. Not bad if I say so myself!
This upstairs powder room was a last minute add on when we built our addition, so I really had to keep costs down. The bathroom has a small foot print, so I needed a narrow vanity- but was hoping to find something that still had storage. This vanity not only has a nice sized cabinet, but it also has a pull out drawer, which is a great bonus. It came with hardware, and the only additional cost was the faucet which was about $40.
As you can guess though, the finish wasn’t quite my style, and of course I had plans to customize it. Enter a fabulous little Canadian paint line, Country Chic Paint. The color I chose was Rustic Charm. I really waffled back and forth between grey and green, but I figured this is a kids bathroom so I may as well walk on the wild side and play with color!
Step 1 Remove Hardware
The first step was to remove the hardware and wipe off all of the tooth paste splatters. This paint is self priming on most surfaces, and that is the approach I took with this vanity. I’ll let you know how it holds up over time.
Step 2 Tape off Walls and Floors
Confession, I cleaned off the tooth paste after I taped everything off 😉 I used painter’s tape along the floor and wall.
Step 3 Paint and Wait
The first coat of paint always leaves a piece in the ugly duckling stage. Don’t panic- another coat will do the trick!
I waited a day after painting before applying a coat of clear natural wax. Let’s pretend the reason wasn’t actually because I have 3 kids and I was frantically painting between nap time- and didn’t have time to wax it until the next day’s nap time.
Originally I had planned to replace the hardware, but instead I used my trick for updating hardware- which is a can of matte black spray paint. I have more details on how to do that in a previous post here. The black really pops against the vibrant green.
This mini makeover is well on its way! Let it be known my boys really didn’t want me to paint this green- they liked it as is. But, once I was finished, I had won them over!
Here is a quick recap:
Painting the Vanity Changing out the Cabinet Hardware
- Building Shelves above the toilet
- Accessorizing with Art
Rehanging the Mirror
- Adding a Step Stool
- Finishing the baseboards
- Staining the ceiling
What do you think of the green? I actually love navy and green together, and think it will all tie in nicely with the rest of what the boys have going on in their room. The vanity is so small that I determined if I really didn’t like the color it wouldn’t be hard to repaint. It’s just paint! Take a risk, I say…
Disclosure: I have purchased and used Country Chic Paint for many projects. After seeing some of my work, Country Chic provided me with the paint for this vanity. I am so thankful for this opportunity, and only write about products I use and love! Read more in my disclosure here.