I’m not finished with my bathroom yet, but I just couldn’t wait to show you what we’ve done so far.
If you remember, the bathroom was the last room standing with wallpaper. After peeling wallpaper for two weeks I decided to paint over the wallpaper in my bathroom instead of peeling it off.
I realize that the wallpaper could come up, but I took a lot of precautions so hopefully this makeover will last for a few years.
- Paint frame on sink mirror and wall mirror.
- Paint over existing wallpaper.
- Remove shower doors.
- Paint vanity.
- Spray paint nobs and fixtures.
- Replace faucets.
- Paint doors & trim (not finished)
The Kingston Brass Faucets were the most expensive part of the makeover at $66 each on Amazon. It also took the longest because we changed out the plumbing in the bathroom (to the wall) so that when we re-plumb the entire house it will be cheaper.
New faucets and painted sink mirror.
I spent about $50 in paint, spray paint, and primer. I used Insl-x Sxa-110-04 Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer to paint all the mirrored frames and it worked really well. I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to paint a mirror soon because I think it makes a huge difference!
Before the wall painting and mirror trim redo.
I painted the frames around the big mirror and sink mirror.
I spent about $15 in stick down tiles to cover the inside of the vanity. It is in pretty bad shape, but I think the tiles will buy us some more time.
We removed the mirrored shower doors and replaced it with a $8 shower rod. I bought rings, but then found rings in our stuff so I’ll be returning those.
The only thing I didn’t think about was a towel rack. The old towel rack was on the shower doors so I’ll need to hang a new one in the bathroom. I know I have several coat racks in our boxes so I’ll just need to find one and reuse it.
Total cost for the makeover was right around $200!
I still need to touch up the large mirror and caulk a few places to make sure the wallpaper stays put under the paint, but I was so excited about the progress I had to give you an update.
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This is part of our ongoing renovation project for our new home in Florida. Our goal is to be done by Thanksgiving or else. Follow the daily accounts of our real life during this DIY renovation process here.