Bathroom Remodel Is The New Best Thing To Do

Bathroom remodel is the new best thing to do

Is there any old and outdated marble vanity in your house that is rotting away in your basement? Are you interested to reuse it and

  make it worth the amount you spent on it? If the answer is yes then you have landed at right place. Today, we are going to share details of one of the DIY project we did of giving a vanity new makeover.

Giving your bathroom a makeover will be the best thing you do. It is not only going to add an extra element to your bathroom but it will also change its entire look. This DIY project is a huge way of understanding that how a small change made to your bathroom can give it new look.

To carry out this project, you do not need any special bathroom design consultation from any expert. This is one of the easiest home bathroom remodeling ideas that can be done using your old marble vanity.

Things you will need for bathroom remodel:

There are a lot easy DIY bathroom renovation steps involved in this project. However, before we move on to the steps involved in completing this project, it is important to check list of material that you will need for this project.

  • Henry’s Feather Finish or Ardex Feather Finish
  • 14’ drywall tray
  • 2’ putty knife
  • 6’ metal drywall knife
  • Electric sander (the reason we used electric sander is because it makes sanding very easy, however it is completely fine to sand by the hand in case you do not have any electric sander)
  • Latex gloves
  • 220 and 150 grit sandpaper
  • Acrylic concrete sealer
  • A big sponge

How much time it takes to complete this project of bathroom remodel:

One of the most important questions people ask about the DIY projects is that how much time it will take them in order to complete this entire project. For starters, it won’t take you as long as renovation of bathroom takes. It is less time consuming.

This project involves different coatings and sanding cycle which takes almost 30 minutes to complete. The DIY bathroom renovation steps involve several things to do which can take almost 3 hours to complete. The best thing about this project is that it is not expensive whatsoever. You will be amazed to know that how much can be done in the limited budget.

Step one:

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Starting with the DIY bathroom renovation steps, the first step is simple i.e. removing the faucet.

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Step two:

Step two:
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Once you have removed the faucet, take whatever sander you are using, it can be electric or the regular one (we used electric in this project) and start sanding the sink as well as counter top. This step of the bathroom remodel will dull over finish of cultured marble. Moreover, it will also make it easy for concrete to hold.

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Step three:

Step three:
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It is concrete time now. Start with mixing your concrete. Take your drywall tray and pour in some dry mix. Now add water to it and using a putty knife mix it well. It is important to keep an eye at the consistency of your mixture. Make sure it is as thick as the batter of the pancake. Once you have mixed everything together well, it is time to let your mixture sit for good 5-10 minutes before mixing it again.

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Step four:

Step four:

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Start with applying the very first coat of the concrete mixture you just made to the countertop of the cultured marble. It is important to make sure that you start with a very thin layer of the coat. You do not want to go crazy on getting full coverage from your first coat. At first, your coat might look a total mess; however, it is important that you stay calm. Use your large drywall knife in order to apply the coat to most parts of the countertop while using the putty knife to apply the coat to small backsplash piece. Don’t be afraid if mixture gets to your walls since you can clean it afterwards by simply wiping if off using wet sponge.

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Step five:

Step five:

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Working on changing your simple bathroom designs to something new and unique, now is the time to apply the mixture you made to sink basin. This is the part where you will have to start using your fingers. In order to make sure that your skin is protected from any type of chemical reaction, it is wise to wear gloves. This step is going to be messy but there is no need to worry about it.

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Step six:

Step six:

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The next step in cheap modern bathroom DIY project is to let everything you just applied dry. Usually with anything that involves drying, the best thing to do is waiting for over-night to let it dry. However, if you want to complete this project as soon as possible then you can do the drying part as per your liking. Once it has nicely dried, now is the time to do sanding. However, it is important that you use light hands in order to sanding.

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Step seven:

Step seven:

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The step seven is mainly repeating DIY bathroom renovation steps from 4-6. Once you have applied third coat in sink basin, you will be able to smooth it out using a sponge only after the concrete is little bit dry. You will also be able to remove the excess concrete using sponge.

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Step eight:

Step eight:

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Now is the time to apply sealer to your DIY bathroom remodel idea. It is best to use acrylic concrete sealer that is water based and is in little bit satin finish. It will add little bit sheen to it. It is important to make sure that you are not applying too thick layer of the sealer.

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Step nine:

Step nine:

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Once you the sealer is nice and dry, now is time of final step of bathroom remodel idea i.e. adding the new faucet (you can also reinstall the old faucet instead of buying a new one).

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Final reveal

Final reveal

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This is what the final reveal of your DIY project of bathroom remodel would look like

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