Alright, as promised in last week's post, today I'm SO excited to share with you my bathroom makeover! This project was my "test run" for painting trim, cabinet and doors a bright, beautiful white. I thought this smaller bathroom would be a good place to try out the white-trim look without having to do the whole house. And I must tell you, it was a success!
So let's have a little refresher as to how the bathroom looked pre-makeover:
Well, actually, right before we moved in it looked more like this:
I'm still kicking myself for never taking a picture of the outdated bathroom before we redid it the first time. Although, it was a little scary looking, so maybe it's better I don't have a picture to show you.
So as you can see our bathroom was just beige-tastic.....and I'm SO over beige right now. I'm ready to paint every surface of beigey beige wall in our house -- so I'm sure you'll read of my distaste for this color again. I used to LOVE beige -- so warm and inviting, but now I'm just ready for a change. And with our lovely oak trim and doors, it just makes our whole house look brown and blah. Ewww.
I had been toying with the idea of updating some trim for a while, but when I read Gail at My Repurposed Life's post about painting trim it sealed the deal. I decided to take the plunge and try out her trim painting techniques. It was much easier than I thought it would be (plus Gail's great advice and tutorials definitely helped!!). I removed all the trim and door frames (which made the process SO much easier):
I took the trim and door frames and numbered the back of each piece so I could figure out where it went in the room when I put them back on (HIGHLY recommend this step!). Then I took them all out to the garage and primed each piece and then painted three coats of white trim paint on each. It was a tedious process, but there's lots of drying time involved, so I had plenty of time to get the wall painting and shelf building done too.
I also took that little nook and decided to go the built in route. I will go into detail on that more in a later post. I'm SO happy with the end result....are you ready to get a peak?
Snapple Vases above the cabinet!?!
Do you LOVE it?? Isn't it like 100 times brighter and cleaner looking? Out with that beige and in with the white! I love our little built in bench and shelves -- and I can't wait to show you how I did it. The best part is that bench opens up and I have towels and soaps and lotions stored in it. I'm all for more storage!
Here's the cost breakdown on my little redo:
Wall Paint: $12.00
Trim Paint: $9.30
Trim for Shelves: $4.00
Wood for Bench and Shelves: $14.60
Foam for Bench: $5.50
Fabric for Bench: $3.80
Shower Curtain: $6.00 (new in package at GoodWill!!)
Black Lantern Candle Holders: $8.00
Apothecary Jar: $8.00
Beachy Jar: $7.00 (HomeGoods)
Baskets: $12.00 (HomeGoods)
White Tray: $3.00 (GoodWill + Spray paint)
New Rugs: $14.50
Well I say, "NOT BAD!" for $107ish. Over half of that was for all the new goodies I had to get to decorate my new bathroom. :) You know how it goes...
Here's some before and after side-by-sides:
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