This is not the first time that this vanity has gotten a facelift.. oh nay nay. (Any Bailey Sarian fans here?) It is not even the first time that it’s been a spray painted vanity.
You ready to see a snippet of what we were working with?
Obviously it is not the best “before” photo, but you can see the original countertop and the builder basic oak vanity.
I later spray painted the vanity top with a textured spray paint- it was the stone kind that gives a gritty sort of texture. I also fixed up the side panel of the cabinet, added little bun feet, and painted it red.
Stripping the Old Paint
Because I had previously painted the countertop with a textured paint (and because I now wanted a smooth finish), I needed to strip the old paint off. I used citristrip to do this. It took about three times total. After liberally smoothing the Citristrip over the counter using a kitchen sponge, I covered with Saran Wrap to keep the product wet. I didn’t for the first coat because the instructions on the bottle said that it should remain wet on its own and be scrapeable after 30 minutes; per the directions, it needed to be wrapped if it was being left to sit overnight.
Here is what it looked like after the first coat and scrape:
A couple more coat, repeating the same process…I also used some green scrub pads to help with removing some of the paint and Citristrip.
Finally, it was ready to go! I hung up plastic drop cloths with painters tape. Basically, I made a little tent around the vanity so that overspray wouldn’t get on anything else in the bathroom.
I used this spray paint to paint the countertop. It’s less than $4 and I picked it up at Walmart.
I would highly suggest wearing a mask while painting and taking breaks as needed. This stuff is potent! But the achieved results are simply incredible!
Now it is bright, white and shiny! My former spray painted countertop held up very well, and I have high hopes for this to do the same.
In addition to painting the counter, I also painted the faucet. I used the same method as I did when I painted the tub hardware.
One this is for sure, spray paint is the star of this show!