Have you been hunting for the perfect vanity for months and still not found it? Well, I’ve been there! So, I got my paintbrush out and decided to make my own. Here’s how you can get your perfect upcycled bathroom vanity – for under £20!
Prep your vanity!
I started out with a pretty basic white vanity from eBay*. It cost around £25 and was actually really sturdy and great value for money! This is great, as then you don’t mind spending a little extra to upcycle it and make it your own.
The first step to your upcycled bathroom vanity is to give it a good clean. I’d recommend using this sugar soap.
Next, make sure to give it a light sand with some sandpaper to get rid of any sheen. This helps provide a better surface for the paint to adhere to as well, making it last longer.
By now you should know how much I love pink and green! It is my all-time favourite colour combo. So much so, I have it in almost every room of our home! If you need help picking colours for your home, check out this post.
Our en suite is painted a colour match of Little Greene ‘Harley Green’ which is a beautiful deep green shade. As soon as we painted it I knew a pink vanity would look incredible in there.
I had been dying to try out Frenchic paint for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. I picked up the shade ‘Dusky Blush’.
It will look a little scary after the first coat, but trust me after 1-2 more it looks silky smooth. All in all I think it took about 2 hours to paint as it dried really quick.
You can stop here or go one step further and add some fun to the vanity. I found some amazing handles from TKMaxx – the best shop in the world, right?! They were around £6.99 for a pack of 6 which is amazing. Obviously I’m only using 2, but I loved them so didn’t mind. Plus, I’ve got some spare if any break or for any future upcycles, too.
Check out the finished result below!
Let me know if you decide to try this out yourself and leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram!
Thanks so much for reading!