The Right Way to Paint Your Bathroom Vanity

Give your bathroom vanity the upgrade it deserves, including fresh hardware.

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Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Before: Bland Vanity

Very little stands out in this vanilla bathroom. A simple way to transform the space is to paint the vanity.

Remove Hardware

Start by removing the knobs from the cabinet doors.

Remove Doors and Drawers

Painting the vanity will be much easier without the doors and drawers still attached. Unscrew the door hinges and remove the cabinets and drawers. Set them aside on a dropcloth.

Paint Cabinets and Drawers

Pour your paint into a small tray and begin painting the cabinet doors and drawers. Use a paintbrush and roller to ensure full coverage.

Allow Time to Dry

Once you're happy with the paint coverage, allow the cabinet doors and drawers to completely dry.

Sand the Cabinet

Return to the vanity and gently sand the face of the cabinet. This will help the paint stick to the surface better.

Clean the Surface

After sanding, remove dust and debris from the face of the vanity with a cloth.

Prep for Painting

Apply painter's tape around the perimeter. Make sure to tape the corners.

Start Painting

After the prep work is done, you're ready to paint. Pour a modest amount of paint into a tray and begin applying your favorite color to the face of the vanity.

Use Smooth Strokes

Use smooth, even strokes with your paintbrush to avoid streaks.

Use a Roller

For larger areas of your vanity, use a mini-roller to make the job go faster.

Reattach Cabinet Doors

After the paint is dry, reattach the cabinet doors and drawers.

Add New Hardware

Complete the look with new hardware. Add some bold, new knobs that pop against the new hue of your bathroom vanity.

After: Modern and Splashy

Matching the shape of your mirrors to your new hardware is a great way to tie the room together. Consider updating your lighting as well to match your new bathroom style.

After: Finishing Touches

Finish the space with a woven fabric rug, which blends beautifully with the modern feel of the rest of the bathroom.

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