Sunday, March 14, 2010

Master Bathroom Vanity Redo

Our master bath is a bit dated, nothing too bad, the wall color, towels and accessories are in good shape, but the vanity and floor leave a lot to be desired.

So, I decided to freshen them up with what I already have on hand, some paint and beadboard wall paper. Here is the before:




Here are the materials I used:
  • Paint (left over from the Bookcase)
  • Beadboard wallpaper (also left over from the bookcase)
  • Spray paint (left over from the clipart rail)
I started by removing the doors and applying sections of the beadboard wallpaper to them.


Next up - Painting the absolutely awful hardware... I'm pretty pleased with my solution for getting the screws painted... I simply screwed them into  a left over 1x2".


And here is the after for the hardware, this turned out to be the most amazing part of the transformation for me.

Next up - painting the doors and drawer fronts - here is where I messed up, I lightly sanded everything, but I should have done a MUCH more thorough job AND I should have primed. As I moved onto really painting... the paint didn't want to stick. But with persistent painting, sanding, painting, sanding... it finally took and worked out well.


The doors after wall paper and painting:

And here is everything put back together:


Total cost for the makeover: $0!!! Everything was left over from previous projects.

And the best part - as we're thinking about painting our kitchen cabinets, this was the perfect project to learn about what we were really facing.

41 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic!!! Love what you did with the beadboard wallpaper. And your hardware looks brand new!! Great job on the whole project!

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  2. This looks fabulous. Such a wonderful transformation. It is so fresh and updated. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Your vanity looks fresh and new now :-) I really like the look of the bead board on the doors.

    The silver paint you used looks shiny -- is it shiny in real life?? I haven't had any luck finding a shiny silver spray paint.

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  4. Amazing that you totally changed the look with no new costs. Your vanity has a nice fresh look. I'm using beadboard wallpaper on some cabinet ends in my new hobby room.

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  5. The beadboard wallpaper was a super idea. Going to stash that one in my DIY notebook. The room looks so fresh.
    Jane T.

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  6. wow! your bathroom looks great! best part FREE! that's fabulous!
    gail

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  7. OK, I have seen quite a few make over cabinets to white, but the beadboard is amazing! I just might get brave enough to try this. I have the exact same oak cabinets. thanks soooo much for sharing.

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  8. WOW!!! That looks fantastic and gotta love FREE!

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  9. What a great transformation, and I love that it was free - you can't beat that!

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  10. Love the new fresh look !
    KaMMY

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  11. Looks FABULOUS Maggie!!! I just bought some beadboard wallpaper and am thinking about covering our ugly white tile kitchen backsplash. Have a great week! Hugs, Tara

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  12. I like the new look so much better! That wall paper looks like the real thing!!! Thanks for showing this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  13. Looks so great...love that it was free!

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  14. I really like that idea with the beadboard wallpaper. Great Job there! Cindy

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  15. wow! looks great. Fantastic!

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  16. Very nice! I had no idea that such a thing as beadboard wallpaper existed :)

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  17. Look Great! I love that beadboard wallpaper. It rocks!

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  18. I love the bead board. I was just thinking the other day that they would look great on a cabinet, and they do!

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  19. Ah, all white so much better! Love the look. Good luck with the kitchen project.

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  20. WOW this is amazing!! Just found your link on DIY Showcase... you had me at free!! :)

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  21. This is incredible!! My friend Heather just sent me the link because I'm having a big bathroom cabinet dilemma. Love the beadboard wallpaper idea and that hardware made a HUGE difference! I will definitely be referencing your blog post for help! Thanks so much!!

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  22. What an awesome job. To bad you don't live in my city. You would be hired to do two bathrooms and something with my outdated kitchen cabinets. :)
    Your DIY project is great. I am going to show the hubby. He just might want to do this with our bathrooms. We were just discussing updating the bathrooms. Good ideas sure come your way when you need them. Thanks!

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  23. oh - beadboard wallpaeper??? WHO knew!? Ilove it and might just use that in a project that I'm working on. Looks great!

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  24. Wow...that looks great! You did a terrific job! Btw: What kind of spray paint did you use on the hinges? I'm in need of an inexpensive fix for the flip house we're working on.

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  25. Very pretty and fresh looking! The hardware did turn out great!

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  26. Wow...what a great transformation! Very Nice :)

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  27. What a clever idea on painting those screws! The cabinets really look great and for $0!! Absolutely amazing. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

    Chelsea

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  28. Wonderful transformation. I need to paint mine.

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  29. looks awesome. i'm in the process of painting cabinets too. i've finished my kitchen and one bathroom, two bathrooms to go1

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  30. I have used hammered silver to paint my kitchen hinges. I LOVE the beadboard wallpaper, and I definitely want to add it to my oak bathroom cabinets. LOVE the transformation!

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  31. Hey you're gonna put me out of business over here! hahaha! Just kidding. You did a great job redoing these! Nice job!

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  32. Wow! What an improvement. Very clever screw painting idea too ;^)

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  33. your "new" cabinets are so pretty, i love how you did them.

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  35. Your vanity looks beautiful and I love how it didn't cost a thing! Wonderful job!

    Kat :)

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  36. Wow! Great Job! I can't believe it didn't cost you a thing! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  37. Good Post! Very informative, glad that you are going to continue writing things like this!

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  38. You did a wonderful job and the fact that it didn't cost a thing is great!

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