A STEP BY STEP SALVAGED VANITY MAKEOVER WITH THE PERFECT WATER-REPELLENT TOPCOAT!
Hi creative friends, thanks for joining me on one of my fav days of the month – Furniture Fixer Upper Day!
I couldn’t be more thrilled with today’s makeover and it was inspired by Dixie Belle’s #aroundthehome Fall Campaign! I’m sharing the step by step transformation on this salvaged curb-shopped bathroom vanity. It’s going to look perfect in my spare bathroom.
Here’s what I started with. This solid wood vanity with mirror inset.
Here’s what it looks like all cleaned up. What do you think?
My upstairs bathroom was originally a closet so this small vanity will fit perfectly!
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BATHROOM VANITY MAKEOVER
STEP 1:: Clean
I started by giving this piece a super good cleaning with TSP or White Lightening. To be honest, I don’t remember which one I mixed in this spray bottle but same-same.
STEP 2:: Sand
I wanted a more modern bleached out wood so I sanded the old finish down to raw wood using this trusty orbital sander. I have no idea what type of wood this is, but I love it.
Once the orbital sander with 80 grit removed the old finish, I hand sanded working my way up to a 220 grit sanding sponge.
STEP 3:: White Wax
I vacuumed off the dust and applied this White Wax to lighten up the wood even further. Working in section, I used my waxing brush to brush on the wax and a shop cloth to wipe it off. If you don’t have a waxing brush, using a shop towel or lint-free cloth to apply the wax works just as well.
The white wax makes a HUGE difference!
TIP:: Dixie Belle Wax is a WATER-BASED so it can be used under their waterbased topcoats. The key is to make sure the wax is 100% dry before applying your topcoat.
STEP 4:: Seal and Protect
For the topcoat, I sprayed three coats of my go-to sealer. I like using this Gator Hide for high traffic items. And because it’s water repellant, it will be heavy-duty enough for this wood vanity top. I shared an example of how it repels the water here…
STEP 5:: Assemble Sink/Faucet
I ordered a few faucets and sinks from Amazon and loved this combo. Right now they are both ‘placed’ on top of the vanity so I can take pics but once I start working on the bathroom, MMM will properly install everything.
And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this creative team of girls do.
Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! x
1. Salvaged Inspirations (I’m so happy you’re here!)
And here’s one last look at the before and after…
If you’re looking for some inspo for #aroundthehouse projects, check out DB Chalk Mineral Paint Enthusiast group on FB!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS BATHROOM VANITY MAKEOVER OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 💙
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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