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Repaint your bathroom vanity

Materials: screwdriver, painter’s tape, paint roller, paintbrushes, primer, sandpaper, drop cloth, paint
Budget: $50-$100


  1. Remove the drawers. Use a screwdriver to remove the doors and hardware.
  2. Clean the vanity and all doors. Scrape off any peeling paint, and then sandpaper the smooth, exposed surfaces. For best results, start with 120-grit sandpaper and finish with 220-grit. Clean the dust as you go so it does not get on the paint.
  3. Put down a drop cloth and use painter’s tape to protect the walls and countertop.
  4. Apply primer to all surfaces that you intend to paint. When the primer dries, paint the vanity, doors, and drawers. You’ll probably need two coats. Water-based paint will take about one to two hours to dry. Oil-based paint will require at least 24 hours.
  5. When the paint dries, replace the hardware and re-attach drawers and doors.

Hint: Repainting your vanity is the perfect time to upgrade hardware. While buying supplies for this project, pick up some new handles and install them at the end as your final upgrade.

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