Ever since I moved in, I couldn't bring myself to put anything in the bathroom cabinet since it was so ridiculously rusty and had some peeling paint. As part of cleaning my apartment and unpacking to make the place livable, I decided to refinish the bathroom it as it's a small project that would get my feet wet for the larger ones.
All the project required was sand paper, a can of Rust-oleum spray paint and wrapping my bathroom in plastic like a murder cleanup.
- Wrap plastic around cabinet to protect tiles, walls and fixtures from any spray off. I cut open some trash bags and used those, but you can also purchase plastic sheeting in large rolls. You'll also need to tape around any chrome on your mirror.
- Sand. And then sand again. The idea is to get all the visible rust sanded out. When sanding, it's best to start at a coarser grit sandpaper and slowly move down to finer grit sandpaper. By stepping down, you'll ensure that you won't get any visible scratches in the final result.
- Clean out all sand and particles from your cabinet. Make sure everything is clean before you spray. Double check that everything is securely taped up.
- Use the Rust-oleum spray paint to paint inside and outside of cabinet. It's helpful to do two coats to get a consistent covering. If your bathroom isn't well-ventilated, set up a fan and wear a face mask to protect yourself from the fumes in the confined area.