Master Bathroom Painted Vanity–$100 Room Challenge

I am still plugging along on this bathroom makeover – working on giving it a makeover in one month with $100 or less. When you saw the room last week it looked like this.

Master Bathroom before (13 of 16)

Then on Monday I shared how I gave the walls and trim a fresh coat of paint. You can go here to see the paint color and more before/after pictures.

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (3 of 9)

Then it was time to focus on the vanity… and here’s how that looks after a new coat of dark gray paint!

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (4 of 9)

Isn’t that just so much better!! I love the impact just some new paint can make.

I knew I wanted to paint this vanity cabinet a different color than white- there is just so much white in this room with the tile floors, counter, tub/shower that it needed something to give some contrast. But I also needed to be frugal with my budget. I knew I had a can of Behr Marquee paint in Magnet which was a dark gray paint I used on the walls in our last house in our master bedroom and bathroom – you can go here to see those rooms. I was pretty confident that paint would be the dark gray color I was wanting for the vanity and it’s just perfect! I love it! It is only an eggshell sheen (I would normally use gloss on cabinets) so I’ll have to see how it holds up on the cabinet- I may have to apply a coat of poly but so far it’s been just fine.

And those white handles on white cabinets?! Not sure why anyone would do that – it was just doing nothing at all for that vanity. There were some dings and scratches that I lightly sanded before giving the whole cabinet a fresh coat of paint.

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (1 of 9)

So much better!!!

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (6 of 9)Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (7 of 9)

To save on my budget, I spray painted the white dated hinges with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint and then bought some new hardware to fully update the look.

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (8 of 9)

Once I get all the messy work done in this room I plan to scrub the floors and grout really well. Hoping I can get the grout back to white again.

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (9 of 9)

Once again before…

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (1 of 1)

And after!! Loving how this bathroom makeover is coming along!

Master Bathroom vanity painted gray (5 of 9)

There are 30 or so other bloggers doing a $100 room challenge too- check out the progress they made this week below:


  1. It looks beautiful Christina. I also am redecorating my apt. spending $100 dollars a room. I have been thrift store and garage sale hunting for home goods, repainting & staining furniture and using opp’s paints to save money. I have also picked up some great curbside items. So far it is happening. Keep up the great job you’re doing to the house, it all looks fabulous…Millie

    • Yay, Millie!! I’d love to see before/afters when you get done. Comment when you are done and I’ll have to check it out.

  2. The gray is SO much better! You’ve already made the room so much warmer and cozier looking.

  3. Christina that gray you selected for the vanity is gorgeous and the handles are pure perfection! I love the direction your bathroom is headed and I so excited to see what you are doing next week 🙂

  4. Your “new” bathroom looks amazing and I LOVE it! The one thing I’d add if it was mine is a drawer pull in each section above the cabinet doors; even though they’re NOT drawers, they appear to me to be drawers without pulls. That is neither right nor wrong but just the way I see it!
    You really do beautiful work and I’m always eager to see what’s next…thank you for all you share with us!

  5. It is looking great already!

  6. Love the progress! Just a tip to deep clean your grout – make a thin paste (like pancake batter) with cream of tartar and lemon juice. Spoon into the grout lines and allow to sit for 15 minutes or so, then scrub with a brush. You will be amazed at how much this draws out! Purchase the lemon juice and cream of tartar at Costco- you’ll use a lot. I usually work on small sections at a time rather than tackling the entire floor – because life gets in the way. You can also go back and redo a spot that still needs extra attention.

  7. looks really really nice.

  8. What a gorgeous color for the vanity!!! Sounds like you and I were doing the same thing this week 🙂 Also, if you want that grout white, I have mixed baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together to make a paste, and then use a toothbrush to scrub. Works amazingly well! (I have a blog post on it if you want to see the results). It’s time consuming, but works.

  9. Fantastic update!

  10. The vanity looks great and I love the color that you chose.

  11. I can’t believe the difference it makes! I would be so excited! Continue the good work! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  12. The gray is perfect and changing out the handles and pulls made all the difference!! I can’t wait to see the finished space!

  13. Wow! The paint and hardware made such a difference! I love it so much – can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  14. As someone who works in the plumbing industry I really like the layout of this bathroom

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