I have been busy painting the bathroom walls.
Of course, I’m not quite done with the walls, so I started the bathroom vanity. (I was excited!)
I have changed the vanity from this:
It was really easy, and I had almost everything I needed. Depending on what you have on hand, this could cost you under $50!
A few days prior to starting, I used some Dawn dish soap, warm water and a rag to wash the vanity and walls.
I only had 3 steps left to redo the bathroom vanity and none of it required sanding.
(Don’t forget to remove the hardware before you start. I had a few that were stuck, so I started anyway.)
STEP #1: Use Krud Kutter to prepare and “gloss-off” your vanity.
I purchased the gallon size of Krud Kutter, because I used it for other projects.
Find Krud Kutter here: https://amzn.to/2NYuzH4
I purchased gloves and two lint free rags. The first rag was used to apply the Krud Kutter in circles to degloss. The second rag is to wipe down the vanity after applying. I cut up an old towel, and it worked well.
STEP #2: Prime the bathroom vanity.
This product is amazing for priming. It’s called Zinsser BIN. I haven’t been using anything else. It works really well.
You can find ZINSSER here: https://amzn.to/2NdJjSZ
Step 3: Buy the paint of your choice. I used (and love) Fusion Mineral Paint.
I am in love with using fusion mineral paint. (I did a few projects this summer that I haven’t shared yet. Thanks for the advice, Kaylie.)
I chose the color Homestead Blue.
I was a little bit nervous about choosing something so bright, but I’m in love with it.
I purchased a package of paint brushes to apply.
Some people swear by the round brush to apply, but I haven’t tried it yet. I don’t have a link to the official Fusion Mineral Paint round brush, but this one has great reviews.
This is after one coat of paint:
This is after the second, and final coat:
I will upload some more photos soon. The color is absolutely gorgeous.
If I didn’t choose Homestead Blue, I was going to use Coal Black.
Here is my post about the new hardware: https://royalechristine.com/2019/09/23/update-your-bathroom-vanity-hardware/
It really is that easy.
***OPTIONAL: STEP #4: Since the bathroom vanity is an area with high traffic, I chose to use the Fusion Mineral Paint Tough Coat Matte Wipe-On Poly.
This isn’t something you have to apply, but I used Fusion Mineral Paint on a bookshelf and bookcase this summer. I used this, and it’s very easy to clean. It really depends on the look you want to achieve as well.
UPDATE: After I did this coat, I accidentally hit the blue paint with the counter top’s paint (black). You can see that project here: https://royalechristine.com/2019/09/22/diy-countertop-makeover-under-20/
I had to reapply the blue paint and seal it again. I decided I really loved the Polyurethane, so I redid the final coat with it.
You can find it here: https://amzn.to/30fTn4O
I think this sealed it extremely well, and it was easy to apply with a brush.
Update: I redid the final coat. I used this Polyurethane, because really liked the way this worked for the countertop DIY; it’s not quite matte. You can get the Polyurethane I used here:
You can see my countertop DIY here: https://royalechristine.com/2019/09/22/diy-countertop-makeover-under-20/
In the past, I have painted kitchen cupboards and furniture, but I liked the Fusion Mineral paint a lot. I highly recommend using it for your upcoming projects.
As always, please share your projects with me, and I’ll update more of the bathroom updates, along with final pictures of the bathroom vanity after I add hardware.
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If you’ve never heard of Fusion Mineral Paint and the Tough Coat, I’ve included their descriptions below:
The description for Fusion Mineral Paint reads, “Fusion is unlike any other paint on the market! Easy to apply and self-leveling, Fusion requires minimal prep work, no finishing coat, waxing or on-going maintenance! Fusion is not your average paint that you buy at the hardware store. Each and every ingredient in our formulation is carefully selected, evaluated and tested to the strictest quality control measures to ensure a superior performing paint. Each batch goes through rigorous quality control ensuring that the paint will not separate or harden in the container for 7 years. We are able to achieve this by using only the best available ingredients on the market. Our formulation is 100% uniquely ours, formulated from the ground up. You will not be able to find a duplicate on the market that compares! Fusion colours are non-toxic, lead free, virtually odorless and have very low volatile organic compounds (VOC), contain no ammonia or formaldehyde.”
The description for Fusion Mineral Paint Top Coat reads, “Perfect for those high traffic surfaces such as table tops, our non-yellowing water-based wipe on sealer, easily applied with a damp cloth and dries to a matte finish. 500 milliliters covers about 75 square feet. Clean up is easy with soap and warm water. Ensure the Poly is well mixed prior to use, but do not shake. If applying to a recently painted surface, allow 12-24 hours of drying time before applying. For best results, use with a damp lintfree rag and apply two coats 2-4 hours apart. In humid areas, longer drying times may be required.“
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