I am sharing my bathroom vanity makeover that I did for the $100 Room Challenge. Add crafting aluminum sheets to your vanity drawers to update your vanity. This project is easy and inexpensive.
This is a bi-yearly challenge where a group of bloggers makeover a room in their home and they have to spend less than $100. I love this challenge because you have to get very creative in order to stay under budget. This is my first time participating in the $100 Room Challenge and I have participated in it 6 times now.
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I thought my powder room would be the best room for this challenge because I have not updated it in several years.
This is the before picture, and I believe painting the vanity white really brightens and updates this bathroom.
This project is so quick and easy to do. It only took me a few minutes to add the metal crafting aluminum onto the drawers.
I primed the vanity with two coats of primer, and I lightly sanded the vanity in between coats with a sanding block.
When I was at a conference last year, I was given a sheet of aluminum from MD Building Products and waiting on the perfect project to use it on. I cut my tin very easily with tin snips but you can use any metal cutters.
Measure the center of the drawers and cut out the rectangle-shaped pieces. I placed it onto my drawer and I stuck the drawer pull screw through the aluminum sheet.
Add a few dots of glue so that the aluminum sheet will stay in place.
Place the knobs back on the vanity.
I really think that the aluminum sheet makes the vanity look expensive even though it did not cost me anything. Even if I had purchased the aluminum sheet, it would have only cost me $10.
It is amazing how creative you can be when you have a very small budget. I am as pleased with this Bathroom Vanity Makeover as I would be if it was purchased brand new. No, I am more pleased than if I had purchased it brand new because this makeover has saved my family money that can be used elsewhere. Don’t forget to check out the other blogger’s rooms!
Oh I love that aluminum on the drawer front! Looking good!
Nicki Parrish says
Sherry, that vanity is a huge improvement in my opinion! I love the idea of using the metal sheets! Great job! I can’t wait to see the rest.
Wow! The vanity looks awesome white and the aluminum accent is really cool!
Brittany Goldwyn says
What a clever idea!!
Sue Purdy says
OMG!!! That metal detail is so amazing. I love how it completely transformed your bathroom vanity and made it a statement piece. Wonderful job. I can’t wait to see more.
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
I LOVE this vanity makeover!!! The addition of the aluminum was such a good idea. Pinned and scheduled to share.
Looks great! What a big difference!
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
That is a fantastic vanity update! You saved the decorative aluminum for the perfect project. I can’t wait to see how your space comes together!
Lynn Spencer says
What a great use of that Aluminium sheet…I’ve been looking for a way to use it around the house. And painting that vanity white made such a huge difference!.
Can’t wait to see the rest of the bathroom.
Linda Terry says
Great update! The new color coupled with the metal accent looks great!
Jen Lynn says
I love this! I’m doing this to a bathroom vanity (the knobs do not go through the metal). I’m about to glue on but was wondering what the best kind of glue to use would be?
Hi Jen! I used Dap Rapid Fuse Glue and it worked well. I used it because it dries clear. I think the craft stores should carry it but I know you can get it on Amazon. When I screwed my knobs back onto the drawers, the knobs helped hold the metal sheet in place so I didn’t have to use a lot of glue. Good luck with your project and let me know if you have any more questions.