Good Questions: How Can I Subdue this Blue Vanity?

Good Questions: How Can I Subdue this Blue Vanity?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 22, 2007

Hello AT,

My husband and I are buying a place and we're going to have to make a lot of cosmetic changes. Number 1 on our list to do (right after ripping down all the wallpaper and taking up carpet (!) from the kitchen) is to tackle the AWFUL blue vanity in the bathroom.

I would love to redo the whole bathroom, unfortunately I will probably need to wait a few months to have the cash for this. We are planning on taking down the wallpaper and hopefully pulling up the awful linoleum floor, but does anyone have any cheap/DIY ideas for what to do with this royal blue vanity? I cannot bear this color. Thanks! Ruby

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Dear Ruby,

Actually, replacing your vanity top is far from the biggest job in your bathroom and one that would make a huge impact if you really want to get the blue out of it.

Whether you go the Ikea or Home Depot route, you can get a new top made and installed pretty easily. You can even do it yourself if you are careful. The challenge is cutting the right sized hole for your two sinks and you want to use a paper template for this.

Replacing would be our first choice, because there is no good way to paint or cover over the blue melamine here that we know of.

Anyone else??

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