Monday, August 22, 2011

Add new life to an outdated bathroom vanity

Whether you're embarking on a total bathroom renovation or just want to change the look of your current space, design experts say there are ways to make significant changes without spending a lot of money.

When it comes to big ticket items for a bathroom remodel, a designer bathroom vanity can definitely eat up a large chunk of your total budget.

However, experts say that refinishing your existing vanity or one that you have purchased used, can change the entire look of your room without costing you a lot of money. A simple coat of paint or a new stain will do the trick, as will creating faux finishes with a variety of different products.

Interior designer Molly Johnson Stracuzzi explains on that there are several methods that can be used to create a faux finish on any piece of furniture, including bathroom vanities. They include using crackle paint, Real Milk Paint, creating an antique look by applying many layers of latex paint and distressing the piece using chains, nails and other heavy items.

Regardless of whether you work with what you have or buy a new bathroom vanity, adding a new faucet as well as other bathroom accessories can help transform your space into the bathroom of your dreams.