Black Vanity Makeover


Good morning, and Happy Halloween!

It is going to be absolutely horrid weather tonight for the kiddos.

In the 40’s, windy, and rainy.

Hopefully, the forecast is exaggerating, joking, or confused, lol.

Either way, I bet they will still have a blast.

This “Black Vanity Makeover” wasn’t  something I planned on doing.

I was cleaning the bathroom last week, and realized the top of the vanity had really worn.

So, I wrote in my datebook on last weekend, “paint vanity”.

I probably would have let it go longer, but we plan on selling in a year or 2, so this stuff needs to be done.

Bathrooms are a huge selling point.

Vanity Makeover by Redhead Can Decorate


I took a shot of the bathroom from outside in the hall for you so you can see how the decor ties in.

This hall runs directly off our laundry room from the garage, and the kitchen is in front of that chair.

A few things you may be interested in before I tell you about the vanity…just click:

How I did the “Reupholstered Chair w/ a Ripped Blanket”.

How I painted the “rug” on the wood floor.

“Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall” in background foyer.

“Staircase Makeover” paint colors.

Okay, enough of that.

Isn’t the vanity gorgeous black?

She shines like the movie star she was meant to be.

Beautiful Painted Black Vanity


Here she is before:

Bathroom Vanity

 Here’s what happened.

When we moved in, the vanity in this 1/2 bathroom was beautiful.

I should have left her alone.

After years of denial, I can finally admit I ruined it.

Not once, but twice.

I tried being cool and distressed it thinking it would look better.

I was so wrong.

Then there’s the sink drama.

Oh, Julie, Julie, Julie.


After I knew I hated the distressed look of the wood,

we went out and bought a copper sink to try to make it look better (it was originally creamy ceramic).

It was nice for a while until I cleaned it with something I will never admit.

I ruined it, again.

A few months ago we spray painted it with brown spray paint.

It helped, but I still wasn’t happy with the overall look.

So, here we are.

After painting the vanity black, I spray painted the sink black as well.

Ahhhh… satisfied and in love with the fresh look.

Everything flows better.

The mirror stands out.

Even my thrift store milk glass soap dish is happy.

Beautiful Black Vanity with Behr Paint

All I had to do was sand the vanity in all of the rough areas after removing the hardware.

Then, I painted like a mad woman using my favorite paint, Behr Premium Plus Ultra.

The color is “Black”, and the sheen is eggshell.

Behr Premium Plus has the primer in it.

This only needed 2 coats.

Eggshell sheen is flat looking, but it still is easy to wipe.



Black Bathroom Vanity

 Let me know what you think.

Black Painted Vanity…this includes the paint color she used!
Look what black paint can do! WOW!

Happy Halloween!

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23 Responses

  1. Cara says:

    Love it Julie! I missed the part where you talk about moving????

    • Julie says:

      We plan on down sizing and building a more open floor plan. This house is too much work 🙁 It will be a while yet, Cara. XO

  2. Dad says:

    Large improvement, look
    s very nice, Dad

  3. The new black vanity color looks wonderful Julie. I’ve always loved that bathroom, and the painted rug project!! Funny how the black paint makes the details of the vanity actually stand out more? Fabulous. XO

  4. Third time is a charm. 😉 It looks awesome Julie, I love how it turned out!!

  5. Kristy says:

    You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your ideas. This is helping me for my first home purchase. I really like all the great DIY projects.

  6. Rose says:

    It looks great. I’m so nervous about painting cabinets.

  7. Linz says:

    Love it!!

  8. Wanda says:

    A big improvement!! I love black cabinets. The painted rug looks great! Thanks for the name of the paint. Can’t wait to try it!

  9. Juel says:

    Hi There!
    Ok so I bought the paint and I’m gearing up to painting my laundry room cabinets black, inspired by your kitchen makeover I thought I’d start small. Curious what your laundry room looks like? Love all your ideas!

  10. Carolina says:

    Love the entire powder room and I will be attempting the black vanity in my guest bedroom bath. Love, Love, Love it.

  11. I love the look.
    We just replaced the top and sink of our wooden vanity and would like to do the same black paint.
    My question is: did you remove the doors before painting?

  12. Darlene says:

    Another “Amazing” makeover! I’m partial to black and white so the vanity makeover earned ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

  13. Marlene Hiestand says:

    I would be interested to know how you painted your sink. You do fabulous work and I’m always accessing your site to show people what you have done.

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