From Blah to Wah-lah: Update a Builder Grade Vanity
Updating Builder Grade Cabinets to look Custom with Moulding and Paint
|Before: with new baseboard moulding and trim |
moulding added to one door.
So, last weekend my project and goal was to update this bathroom vanity for about $30-$50. You can do the same! All you need is some small pieces of trim (found at any large hardware store), baseboard trim, some heavy duty construction adhesive and paint.
Above, you can see where I've added some baseboard moulding to the bottom and some small trim moulding to the inside of the door. Those small trim pieces are VERY easy to cut, so I just used my mitre box saw to cut them at a 45 degree angle, then simply glued them to the door.
Don't worry I know it looks crazy now, but when you add a coat of paint over everything, it'll look great!
Here's an after shot with both doors painted. See how the paint covers everything seamlessly. I recommend removing the doors to paint the base (it keeps the hinges cleaner).
Here's a shot of the side before everything was added. Here I added another piece of large trim. But, since the front protrudes out a little bit from the side, the baseboard trim can't sit flush. So I just cut another small piece of trim and added it above the baseboard trim (see below).
|Here you can see how I had to use a small piece of trim to fill in the little |
gap between the baseboard and the side of the vanity.
|AFTER - Here is a view of the vanity when you first walk in. |
(NOTE the thicker baseboards too).
I hope this can inspire and show you that you can upgrade your house on the dime and create a whole new effect with just a little with a little elbow grease. This project only took a couple of hours to do, but the change is certainly dramatic.