Updating an old bathroom
If you're not sure how to do this, follow the manufacturer's instructions or call a plumber.This week we’ve been slowly chipping away on our bathroom renovation.
You don't need to get the entire finish off; just take off the glossy top-coat so the new paint will adhere well. Enamel will help protect the wood from the humidity in the bathroom. Granite or marble can be used as well; have the retailer cut the sink hole for you to match the hole in the dresser. Run a bead of silicone caulk around the sink cut-out and drop the sink into the hole.So our contractor strengthened the vanity, took off the old countertop, and started working on the plumbing for the two sinks we’re adding in.Once they were done for the day, I started working on our vanity update.It’s come a long way from what it used to look like, and it’s starting to look a lot more like the inspiration and design board I made.So far we have demo’d the room, tiled the floor and shower, and today I’m showing you how I updated our vanity for, um actually, FREE!So many of us have builder grade bathrooms that are fully functional and practical but yet lack basic appeal.
If spending $5K is not in the books for you, what can you do to give new life to an old bathroom?
This update is super simple because it just involves covering up the design on the doors.
When the update is done, these doors will have a shaker style and will better match the rest of the new bathroom.
When it dries, it’s very easy to fix any errors left behind with just a damp cloth!
I made a facebook live video of this process, check it out here.
If you are leaving the existing finish on the dresser, you can apply a coat of polyurethane. (We found a vintage sink for just $50.) The caulk will seal against leaks and keep sink in place.