As part of our budget bathroom makeover I’ll show you how to paint a bathroom vanity and faux marble countertop!
Our guest bathroom was dark, brown, and boring. I decided to take part in the One Room Challenge in order to motivate us to makeover this space in our home! You can view our plans here! We aren’t getting our time to live abroad because of the pandemic SO we are making our home into a place we LOVE instead of just HAVE to LIVE.
This is what our bathroom vanity looked like when we brought it out into the garage to paint. If you can, I totally recommend moving the vanity out of your house to work on it. You can get a beautiful, smooth coat of paint by using a paint sprayer and it’s much easier if you can do this outdoors. It’s also much easier to remove your faucet and drain!
AFter you’ve removed all the hardware it’s time to clean up your vanity before painting it. One reason I wanted to paint this bathroom countertop was because it constantly looked dirty. No matter how much I scrubbed, the hard water would leave marks. I cleaned it as best I could then used a razor blade to scrap the glue from the backsplash and any of the remaining gunk.
Now it’s time for sanding. The most important thing is to just rough up the surface a bit so the paint can easily adhere. I used a quality paint with a primer so I was able to skip that. You may want to go ahead and prime if you are planning to paint a light color onto a dark surface!
When it’s time to paint, my *best* tip is to use a paint sprayer! I’ve had this cheap one from Amazon for years and it works great! I’ve painted an entire kitchen (cabinets) and many pieces of furniture flawlessly with it. I had minimal overspray so I didn’t worry about taping off the inside of my vanity. I’m also planning to use my leftover wallpaper on the drawer sides!
After allowing plenty of time for the painted bathroom vanity to dry (we went on holiday for a couple weeks!) I came back and it was time to paint the faux marble countertop!
We completely transformed our existing bathroom vanity with paint and Envirotex Lite Pour on Resin! I’m utterly shocked at how well this faux marble countertop turned out!!!
Just look at that edge! The pour on resin creates the ultimate finish for the surface and the paint technique creates an amazing faux marble finish!
While you’re updating your bathroom, you may also need storage ideas! Check out my list of over the toilet bathroom storage ideas! I’ve also rounded up gorgeous bathroom runner rug ideas!
Want to create your own faux marble countertop? How AMAZING would these look in your kitchen!? I’ve shared the tutorial over on The Resin Crafts Blog!
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