ROOM MAKEOVERS: Vanity Refresh
This master bathroom vanity needed a facelift. But working within a tight budget, we hit the lumber department at Home Depot to create an open shelving that would allow us to dress up the vanity.
First we took out the old legs, replaced it with straight ones that would allow us to put in shelving.
The first try of straight chalk paint in Paris Grey (Annie Sloan), didn't blend well enough with the deeper tans of the grout. I then mixed the paint with a can of wood stain that I had in the garage and using a rag, massaged it into the wood top until I got a more aged look.
Once dry, I used a wax finish to protect the look and protect against the splashing water.
I then hit Home Goods for some inexpensive wood crates and woven baskets to tie in the stain above with the grout below. Apothecary jars and cheap white towels help fill in the shelving.
I found the vase - really a lantern - also at Home Goods. The woven material is perfect for the counter and helps balance out the big blue bowls. The wrought iron towel rack works well with the open concept shelving. All in all, it takes this vanity from eye sore to something far more attractive - all for under $100.