Searching for a bathroom project that is easy and affordable? Yes, such projects do exist. With a little bit of free time, handiwork and styling, you can give your old bathroom a new look. Here’s how.
Revamp the Vanity
Vanity looking a little outdated? There’s a quick fix for that, and it’s simple. In fact, you can knock out this project in an afternoon. You can give your outdated vanity an appealing new look with the winning combination of elbow grease and a splash of paint.
How to Revamp a Vanity Yourself
Get started by wiping down your vanity with a damp cloth. Next, use a screwdriver to remove the hardware, including all of the door and drawer pulls. You might also want to remove all of the doors and drawers as well, as this makes it easier to paint. Using a sanding block that is wrapped in sandpaper, gently sand the surface of the vanity, moving in the direction of the wood grain. After it is sanded, coat the vanity with a high-adhesion primer designed for bathroom cabinets.
When the primer is dry, paint the vanity, doors and drawers with two coats of semi-gloss latex paint. Next, use a water-based, non-yellowing polyurethane seal. When dry, reattach your hardware. If the hardware is also outdated you may want to consider adding a new style that compliments your updated vanity. Just remember to choose a finish that matches the rest of the bathroom.
Swap the Shower Curtain
Having company over? Entertaining a dinner party? Are you in a pinch for a quick-and-easy update in your guest bathroom? It is amazing what a styled shower curtain can do for a bathroom space.
Color or Prints?
You can add a touch of drama to a light and airy bathroom by adding a dark-hued shower curtain. Dark evergreens, deep violets and moody navy blues are great options. Or be playful and choose a shower curtain with your favorite on-trend print, like a chic Moroccan pattern or a bold tropical leaf design. If you are after a minimalist look, opt for a shower curtain in white or a creamy neutral.
Dress it up with luxe finishes, think metallic or gold-brush rails, for a sophisticated, stylish look. This new addition is not only easy to complete, but affordable, too.
Install a Medicine Cabinet
Has your bathroom counter become a collect-all for all sorts of different odds and ends? From toothbrushes and mouthwash to combs and styling products, a medicine cabinet can store more than just medicine. And if your countertop is looking cluttered, it might be time to install one in your own bathroom.
What Type of Medicine Cabinet
First, decide whether you want it to be flush-mounted or recessed. Recessed cabinets require more handiwork, but you will have a medicine cabinet that does not protrude into the bathroom space. If your current bathroom does not have a recessed cabinet it may mean that the plumbing is directly behind the wall, which, in that case, a flush-mounted option would be better suited for your bathroom.
What easy bathroom upgrades will you try?
There is no need to give your bathroom an entire overhaul. Simple and affordable DIY projects like installing a medicine cabinet, swapping out your old shower curtain for a new stylish one and revamping your vanity can freshen up your bathroom, without all of the dust and stress.
Oh, and here are a few more bathroom projects I want to try: 12 DIY Bathroom Projects I’m Dying to Try