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12 Astonishing DIY Bathroom Vanity Makeovers

There's no doubt that bathroom renovations are expensive. But, with a little elbow grease and patience, you can save lots of money by tackling your own DIY bathroom vanity makeover.

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bathroom vanity DIY vanity makeover turquoisePhoto: Courtesy of Melina Gillies

Bold Pop of Color

Bathrooms tend to be small, so it’s a great place to add a pop of color without committing to a new color scheme throughout your entire home. In this distressed bathroom vanity transformation, dated oak gets a face-lift with bold turquoise chalk paint that has been antiqued and waxed. The standard vanity base has been removed and replaced with classic tulip furniture legs to give the appearance of a stand-alone piece of furniture to this DIY vanity.

Photo: Melina Gillies

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gray-wood-look-vanity-makeover-2-of-3Courtesy of Bless Her House

Before: Dull Gray

The columnar detail gives this vanity great lines, but its flat color is uninspired.

Photo: Courtesy of Bless Her House

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After: Rich and Rustic


After several layers of chalk paint and wax, this DIY vanity is now stately and luxurious to create a distressed bathroom vanity.

Photo: Courtesy of Bless Her House

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bathroom-makeover-tile-vanityCourtesy of Life on Shady Lane

Before: Old Hollywood Boring


Compared to the vintage-chic flooring, this old oak vanity just doesn’t make the cut.

Photo: Courtesy of Life on Shady Lane

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After: Old Hollywood Glam


By lightening the color and installing new hardware, this DIY vanity matches the rest of the bathroom and brings out the old Hollywood charm of the room.

Photo: Courtesy of Life on Shady Lane

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bathroom-vanity builder basic modelCourtesy of By the Sand

Before: Builder Basic


There’s nothing inherently wrong with this ‘builder’s basic’ vanity except for the fact that it is painfully pedestrian and likely graces millions of homes across the country.

Photo: Courtesy of By the Stand

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After: Fresh and Clean


With a fresh coat of pain, now this DIY vanity brightens up the bathroom. By choosing the perfect paint color even the countertop and floor seem new.

Photo: Courtesy of By the Stand

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Stunning Stencils


Painted stencils or wallpaper on the door panels are an easy way to spice up a bathroom vanity makeover.

Photo: Courtesy of Thrift Diving

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bathroom vanity makeover beforeCourtesy of Girl in the Garage

Before: Too Much White


The white cabinet, countertop and white porcelain door pulls are too much of a good thing and make this vanity look dated.

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bathroom vanity makeover afterCourtesy of Girl in the Garage

After: Warm and Modern


A modern color scheme and a new granite countertop transform the existing vanity without having to rip it out and start over.

Photo: Courtesy of Girl in the Garage

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bathroom vanityCourtesy of All Things New Interiors

Before: Has Potential


At first glance, this bathroom looks great, until you see what was missing in the after photo.

Photo: Courtesy of All Things New Interiors

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bathroom-vanity-blue-makeoverCourtesy of All Things New Interiors

After: Swoon-Worthy Color


Painting the existing vanity deep blue, resulted in an affordable home improvement that speaks volumes. The unexpected pop of color on this DIY vanity complements the yellow mirror and gray walls perfectly.

Photo: Courtesy of All Things New Interiors

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vanity dresserCourtesy of My Old Country House

Tired Antique


This former dresser, turned DIY vanity has lots of potential. See what it looks like with a fresh coat of paint.

Photo: Courtesy of My Old Country House

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bathroom vanity vintage dresserCourtesy of My Old Country House

Trendy Antique


With a fresh coat of paint, and a new sink and faucet, this DIY vanity went from blah to aha!

Photo: Courtesy of My Old Country House

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Minor Changes, Big Impact


Sometimes all you need is a minor change to make a budget bathroom makeover worth talking about. In this case, the lower portion of the vanity is decked out with colorful curtains to make an industrial bathroom warm and homey.

Photo: Courtesy of Wren and Olive Home

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New Hardware, New Life


Paint and new hardware are enough to complete this DIY bathroom vanity makeover. In many cases, you can restore your existing faucet, so it’s good as new.

Photo: Courtesy of Small Things Considered

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bathroom-vanityCourtesy of Bye Bye Brown House

Before: Washed Out


The style of this vanity faded out at the same time as disco music. See how this homeowner created a stunning transformation.

Photo: Courtesy of Bye Bye Brown House

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bathroom-vanity-grayCourtesy of Bye Bye Brown House

After: Gorgeous Gray


Some say gray is the new black. This modern shade and brushed nickel hardware bring this DIY vanity right into style.

Photo: Courtesy of Bye Bye Brown House

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before bathroom makeoverCourtesy of Addicted 2 Decorating

Before: The ’80s are Calling


As far as a bathroom vanity makeover goes, there is nothing about this vanity worth salvaging except the wood.

Photo: Courtesy of Addicted 2 Decorating

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bathroom-vanity-afterCourtesy of Addicted 2 Decorating

After: Modern Country


Luckily, a subtle blend of color on the old vanity, paired with a butcher block top, makes this ’80s DIY vanity a welcome addition to a stylish bathroom.

Photo: Courtesy of Addicted 2 Decorating