This DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover is the star of our Bathroom Remodel!
Hi guys. Did you notice the peeks of this DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover in the latest pictures of our Master Bathroom Remodel? It took me a couple weeks to write up this makeover post, but I hope it was worth the wait. I love these vanities now, guys. The blue chalk paint color is absolutely perfect.
I went with an Annie Sloan paint I found while looking through a local antique shopping area. I fell in love with that rich color right away and knew it was exactly what I wanted for the bathroom vanities. It has the same timeless, elegant, traditional look that the marble tiles have. And, they work beautifully together.
Before I get into the details about this DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover, let me show you what the vanities looked like beforehand. There was chipped paint all over these cabinets, guys. They were in desperate need of a makeover. You can see the before photos for this bathroom makeover here.
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What I Used for the Low Budget Changes
- Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint and Dark Wax
- Good Paint Brush
- Minwax Natural Paste Finishing Wax
- Painters Tape
- Sandpaper – coarse, medium, and fine grits
- clean rags
- 1/4″ Luan Plywood for cabinet liners
- 1/2″ plywood and angle brackets for DIY garbage can
- Pretty Chrome Knobs
4 Low Budget Vanity Makeover Projects
First Change – New Paint
That beautiful DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover. This color is amazing on it’s own, but adding that dark wax over it turns it into a stunning color with a rich, antique look that works perfectly with those marble tiles I installed.
I sanded all of the chips in the cabinet paint smooth then cleaned the vanities inside and out with soapy dawn dish water. Then let that dry before following the directions on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You can hear a little more about the finish in the video.
After a few coats of chalk paint, I used 1 coat of natural wax, then a coat of dark, then another coat of natural for a super smooth finish. Be sure to allow the waxes to set between coats. I just used a clean rag to apply
Second Change – New Stained Wood Cabinet Liners
I wanted to add a pretty pop of stained wood to the cabinets and needed to cover up the original cabinet bottoms that weren’t in the best shape. So, I grabbed a 1/4″ thick 2×4 sheet of $6 Luan board for each cabinet.
I cut that to size, sanded, cleaned, and stained those board before dropping them into the cabinets. I used Watco’s Danish Oil in Medium Walnut as the finish. It’s an easy pour on finish that dries fast and doesn’t require a top coat. They look so pretty, right?!
Third Change – Built In Garbage Cans
Each cabinet got a new built in garbage can. I shared the DIY tutorial and video for that a few months ago. I love this garbage can, guys. Is that normal? Now I don’t have to look at our garbage anymore and it’s so great at keeping babies and pets out of the garbage. Yay!
Fourth Change – New Cabinet Knobs
This is the easiest change of all but new pulls always make a huge impact. I went with pretty chrome pulls to match our new bathroom fixtures. It’s like the vanities have new sparkly jewelry.
The Counter Top & Sink Makeover Updates
Here are all of the details about the counter top, sink, and faucet changes we went with. These aren’t budget friendly, but we love them and they’ll last us another 20 years. And they work beautifully with that DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover.
The counter top is a marble look quartz by MSI. Find an MSI quartz dealer near you and they’ll likely have it. It’s pretty popular. 🙂 The sink is an undermount rectangular sink with a deep bowl. They come in so many sizes, it’s pretty easy to find one that’ll fit your vanity. The faucets are Delta Silverton 8 in Widespread 3 Hole Faucets from Home Depot.
And, if you’re curious about my wall and trim paint, I used Sandstone Cove by Behr in Eggshell on the walls and my Trim Paint is Polished Pearl by Behr in Eggshell.
More DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover Photos
And here’s the final result. I’m so glad I didn’t rip out these old cabinets. This makeover turned out so beautiful. The new paint, plywood liners, knobs, and that built in garbage can completely restored these vanities to better than new condition. They’re ready for another 25 years. 🙂
That’s it for this DIY Napoleonic Blue Bathroom Vanity Makeover tutorial. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see my latest DIY Projects.
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