Does your bathroom vanity look a bit tired? Even if your vanity is damaged or completely outdated, you might resist the thought of replacing it with a new one. There is an alternative; change the look of your vanity by refinishing.
A fresh, updated look for your vanity isn’t too hard to achieve once you find some inspiration. Here are 3 ideas for refinishing your vanity that will help you breathe life into this hardworking piece of bathroom furniture:
1. Bold Colors
Crisp, clean white, or bright, bold colors, like canary yellow, teal or cobalt blue, can completely change the look of your vanity and your whole bathroom. Black is another bold choice that has made its way into the top bathroom trends of 2019. A bold color change will liven up your boring, cookie cutter vanity into one you can use as a focal point in your bathroom. Even the dullest of factory-made designs can be turned modern, attractive and fresh with a color switch.
So, head to the hardware store and take a good look at the paint strips available. Once you’ve picked your color, refinishing your vanity is a pretty easy DIY fix. All you have to do is remove the hardware, do some sanding, and paint your vanity with the new paint.
You’ll be amazed at how different your vanity looks after this quick refinish!
2. Change Hardware
The knobs, handles, and faucets on your vanity may seem unimportant, other than for their practical service. Besides helping you open and close drawers, cupboards, and water flow, they also have lots of aesthetic power.
Imagine an attractive bronze faucet featuring a long curve that dips gracefully into the sink bowl. Or, bold wrought iron handles against a crisp, white vanity. You can even find bright, cheerful-colored knobs and handles to make a statement in your bathroom. You’ll probably be surprised by the large effect these small changes can have! With the right hardware, you’ll find your vanity completely renewed.
3. Use Stencils
Want to bring a bit more interest to dull bathroom decor? Try painting a pattern on your vanity. A lattice-design on your cupboard and drawer surfaces can be simple but attractive. Or, choose a beautiful plant and flower stencil design to evoke a nature theme. Using stencils can eliminate the need for a lot of other decorative elements, keeping things simple, and your bathroom easy to clean.
If you’d rather opt for a more dramatic approach, consider styling your vanity in two contrasting tones of paint. For example, white and black, or white and another bold color. You can also try other painting techniques to add interest. For example, distressed or antique styles are very popular and achievable.
Refinishing your vanity is a great way to update your bathroom. It’s amazing how this one change can completely transform the look of your entire space.
The best part is that this project can be relatively inexpensive and easy for the average home-owner to complete on their own. Once you’ve found your inspiration all you need are some common household tools, supplies from your local hardware store, and a little elbow grease.