DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

I posted about our hall bathroom makeover a few weeks ago and promised to share how we spray painted our vanity! The vanity was a cream color with gold/brown glitter. Though it was all the rage when the house was built in the 70’s, I was not a fan. I’d seen a lot of pins on Pinterest of people spray painting their vanities and countertops, so I decided to try it to save some money. Here was my experience.

I began by using sander deglosser to take the shine off, then lightly hand sanded. I tapped off the vanity with newspaper to keep spray paint off the surrounding surfaces.

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Then I started spray painting! I used this spray paint because it looks a bit like stone with the speckles in it.020066721589

Since the spray paint was grainy, it took quite a few coats. I ended up doing 7 coats of spray paint. Here’s a little progression between coats:

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Then I tried sealed it with poly.

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After a coat of poly, I realized I had a problem. As I said, the spray paint I chose was very grainy. The surface turned out bumpy, almost like sandpaper. I thought that the poly would help smooth it out, but it did not. At this point I had to stop and sand down the surface, which was difficult in the bowl of the sink and the corners. Once it was smooth, I sealed it with 3 coats of poly.

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Last I caulked around the edges for a smooth finish. I used this helpful trick from How to Nest For Less. Then we put in a new faucet.

 

If I did it again, I would use a different spray paint. I would have chosen a solid color that did not have texture to it. The spray paint I chose was more expensive and harder to work with than normal spray paint. But I am very happy with how my vanity turned out. This project cost about $70 for spray paint and poly – much cheaper than a whole new vanity! It’s definitely a great option for an inexpensive update to your ugly vanity.

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DIY Spray Paint Bathroom Vanity

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2 thoughts on “DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

    1. So far it has held up really well. I don’t think it looks any different than when I first did it. However, this bathroom doesn’t get a lot of traffic, so we’ll see how it looks in a couple of years. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it shows water spots, so I wipe it down quite a bit for how little it gets used. I’m not sure what sealer would be better. I think the water spots are mostly because it’s so dark in color.

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