Bathroom Update on the Cheap!
|June 4, 2013||Filled under Decorating, DIY|
We are on a quest, of sorts, to update the majority of the rooms in our house. It was built in 1989, and we bought it in 2002. We really haven’t done a whole lot to it since moving in. Many of the rooms are in need of repainting, flooring could use replacing, etc. If budget were no option, there is a long list of things we would do, however we knew we needed to prioritize and take it room by room.
I made a list of what each room would need, and then we picked one to start on. It will be a bit of a slow process to get everything completed, but I figure since it’s taken 11 years to get to this point, we can’t expect to snap our fingers and have everything look like new overnight! :)
We decided to start with the kids’ bathroom. Why? I dunno. It sounded good at the time. :)
I painted it yellow when our boys were younger, and added the truck Wallies and shower curtain to match. Side note: have you ever used Wallies? They are so easy to use! We used them in my younger son’s room as well (bears, moose and pine trees). I know Target used to sell them, but I ordered ours online because there were more choices.
Anyway, here is what the room looked like before:
Bright and cheery, but better for toddlers then tweens!
Here are the after pictures! The paint color is Subtle Touch by Behr.
The shower curtain is from Target and I love it!
I didn’t want to install a towel bar on the wall to the right of the shower, so we used 3M Command Hooks. I like that they can be easily removed if we decide to!
I still need to get something to go on this wall. Not sure what yet!
We ended up doing all of the updates for about $125. The most expensive thing was the faucet, but it really needed replacing.
Here are some great painting tips for you as well!
- Put a plastic garbage bag over the toilet tank so you can paint around/behind it and keep it paint free!
- To get the wall behind the toilet tank, duct tape a flat paint pad onto a ruler and you can slip behind the tank really easily!
- For easier clean-up, put your paint tray inside a plastic shopping bag. Tape the open end down so it stays put when you load up the paint roller. When you are done painting, it’s a cinch to remove the plastic bag and discard!
- If you use painter’s tape, remember to remove it while the paint is still wet. It’s a total pain to remove it once the paint is dry because it gets stuck in the dry paint and tears and you get left with little slivers of painters tape on your woodwork. Ask me how I know….I always forget this one! :)
Have a great day!