Bath countertop updating
Refresh a vintage tiled floor, such as this unglazed Art Deco–era yellow-and-black porcelain mosaic, with an eco- and homeowner-friendly acid etcher that removes ground-in dirt from the surface and grout lines.Green Envy Muriatic Acid Replacement, about per gallon; Create a striking monochromatic effect by painting walls to match your floors, as was done in this sunny space.Douglas fir board, about for 10 feet, and Minwax stain in Golden Pecan, about .60 per half pint; Repurpose a mirrored dresser as a sink cabinet by making a cutout in the top for a drop-in lav.Find dressers with a distressed painted finish like this for as little as at garage sales and flea markets.
This multicolor frame also ties in to a tiled wall border.Similar to shown: Kohler 20-inch Recessed Medicine Cabinet, about 8, and Betsy Fields Design Brushed Satin Pewter standard wall plates, about each; An alternative to a stone slab, a tiled counter resists water but costs a lot less and is easy for DIYers to install.This terra-cotta top has white-painted wood edging to go with the vanity below.Similar to shown: Mildew-resistant Bath Paint Semi-Gloss Finish in Lemon Twist, about per gallon; Thriftier than most wall tile and less maintenance than wood, beadboard paneling made from cellular PVC stands up to sloshing and never needs to be painted. About for a 3 foot-high piece; Dress up a plain mirror that's adhered to the wall by overlaying a wood frame.Here, three mirrors were created from one by fastening a 1×8 to the wall at the top and gluing vertical 1×6 stiles and a 1×4 bottom rail to the mirror with clear adhesive caulk. Expect to pay about total for poplar at lumberyards.