I'm looking to do a cheap makeover of our main upstairs bathroom (mainly used for the kids but also used as a guest bathroom). Right now it's got some white floral wallpaper going on that's peeling all over the place - it's just a project we didn't feel like bothering with b/c we figured we'd be doing a full renovation, of course we've been in our house for 4 years and that hasn't happened and we've been living with it. The vanity is white laminate and i was thinking of maybe painting it, but not sure about the top - can you paint a vanity top and around the sink or is that too risky. I don't mind taking some risk b/c we will eventually do a full redo but don't want to do anything silly. Also I'm a bit limited on color here b/c the toilet, sink and bath are all mint green! Any suggestions??
Oh I plan on taking the wallpaper down. I am planning to do a cheap renovation - meaning take down the wallpaper and paint the walls and possibly paint the vanity - just looking for some suggestions on colors.
A few years ago, needed to replace a NASTY sink/faucet in main bathroom. Countertop was a faux-wood... very 70's. Really no "budget" to replace that A basic sink & faucet cost about $100, with replacement flexible hoses. Since I have a small bathroom/shower off master bedroom, decided to just have at counter while sink was out.
I scrubbed the HECK outta counter, roughed it up with sand paper, and applied a few coats of Kilz primer. Then did a faux marble that came out pretty good, if I do say so myself. I gave it 2-3 coats of a non-yellowing clear coat. With no sink to work around, it got a nice long time to dry. I was able to do all the "plumbing" (except water hook up) without getting UNDER the sink.
Finish has held up pretty good, but then not like house fulla teens who might leave puddles of water around.
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The painting ideas to color the bathroom is not very difficult as we think. There are many painting contractors who will provide you the best ideas the paint your bathroom, you can choose the colors ideas according to you, there are unlimited color choices, they also manage on how to paint around sink with easily handling all the risk.