They say kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. And the jury is still out on if this is my forever home or not, but this bathroom vanity update with Beyond Paint definitely has me sold.
A special thank you to Beyond Paint. This is a collaboration to bring you this project but all opinions are my own and my true and honest experience.
I swear with every project that I do, it lessens the desire of wanting a new house.
When we bought this house we liked the idea that the master bedroom was on the first floor. With my bad knees, we didn’t want to NEED a new house as we age and these knees continue to deteriorate. Darn genetics…
But we gave our daughter the master and opted to make the upstairs two bedrooms our living quarters. With one being the office, and the other our bedroom which coincidentally is bigger than the master anyway.
All of the vanities in my home are old and 90s dated, just like my kitchen cabinets were. And while I was not totally against having to do what I had to to make them pretty, I am never gonna pass on the option to make less work for myself with an equal or better outcome.
Beyond Paint is an all-in-one paint system that doesn’t require any sanding or priming. It binds, paints, and seals.
I decided to start with my daughter's bathroom for two reasons.
- It needed less work than the others.
- I thought it’d be a nice bonding thing for us.
While she doesn’t usually dive in on my projects, I figured that if it was for her space she’d be all in for rolling up her sleeves and working with her ol’ girl.
Matter-of-fact, the week I started working on her sink, she opted to go stay with my mom for the week.
I’ll be honest and say that projects can be therapeutic when I can turn on my music or a good book and just go. But I also value time spent with the kids. Especially when I get to introduce them to something I love.
But so much for that.
Cause by the time I was ready to paint the vanity, she was 500 miles away back home in Cleveland.
It’s all good though cause Momma had some quiet therapy. And this paint was so easy to work with.
I started out by cleaning the vanity down. While I had told her to clean it after I updated the sink. With all the sawdust residue that was still left behind from the sink update, I realize she still has room to grow with her cleaning skills.
I cleaned it with a simple vinegar and water solution to make sure you get all the dirt and grime off the surface. But you can use any cleaner that is designed the remove grease and grime from surfaces. Steer clear of those that leave behind a greasy type residue, as that will be counterproductive.
After I cleaned it down, I let it dry and then I started painting.
I opted to remove the doors and drawers to cover the box without missing spots first. And I didn’t want to paint over the hinges.
The paint has a thicker consistency, similar to that of pudding. Excuse the foodie in me… lol.
The thickness helped the paint to adhere to and cover the vanity.
After doing one coat on the base, I reattached the doors and drawers and painted them too.
I walked away for a few hours and tackled a few things on the computer and came back to do the second coat. The paint dries really fast. Typically in 2-4 hours, one coat will dry. If there are humid conditions you will have to account for that and give more time.
I did a full two coats for good coverage, with some touch ups in a couple spots. And it came out beautifully.
All that was left to do was add on some hardware.
It’ll be another two weeks before my baby girl comes home. But I’m sure she is gonna love her newly updated bathroom vanity.
As a matter of fact, it’s the perfect welcome home gift.
How To Paint a Bathroom Vanity Cabinet
- Remove any hardware and put in bag or container together and put away
- Clean vanity using vinegar + water or other cleaning solution
- Using painting tape, tape surrounding area to avoid paint where you don’t want it
- Remove doors.
- Using paint roller, roll paint first coat on cabinet box.
- Reattach cabinet doors to paint them.
- Using a brush to get in any creases or crevices, and then roller for remaining flat surfaces paint doors inside and out and drawer fronts, leaving them open to avoid touching wet paint to dry and seal.
- Allow 2-4 hours for the first coat to dry.
- Apply a second coat and let dry.
- If touch up is needed, do so accordingly.
- Allow paint to fully dry. It will be dry to the touch within hours. But handle it gently and allow 3-5 days for the paint to fully cure before going back to your normal.
- Reinstall or install hardware for finishing.
- Add door bumpers to keep the paint from rubbing and the doors from slamming
What To Use To Paint a Bathroom Cabinet Vanity
I love the look of painted cabinets. And quite honestly it is one of the most cost-effective ways to update vanities, cabinets and such on a budget.
I know what it takes to do a full painting job with stripping, sanding, painting and protecting.
While if done right, it comes out beautifully, it is a huge time investment and flat-out takes patience and a lot of work.
I found that using Beyond Paint gives you all the benefits without all the extra work. And I am about working smarter and not harder my friends. And I have a time budget as well as a money budget where projects are concerned. Beyond Paint is considerate of both!
About Beyond Paint
Beyond Paint is a refinishing product that is formulated for use on indoor and outdoor projects. It is designed to adhere without requiring you to strip, sand or even prime your surfaces. All you have to do is clean it really good and make sure it is free of grease and other debris.
One of my favorite features of Beyond Paint is that it did not smell. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that there was no odor to tolerate and work through. While I kept my son away to avoid my project getting messed up, I did not feel the need to quarantine him because of harmful chemicals. That was beyond awesome.
How to Refresh The Vanity Countertop
There are several ways that you can update the vanity counter. Beyond Paint offers a countertop solution that allows you to easily paint your countertops.
All depends on personal preference and what your personal style is.