I am so happy how this bathroom turned out:
It all started with my mom. She decided that for my birthday this past February, that her gift to me would be to help me update one room of my choice. I quickly decided that our upstairs bathroom was in desperate need of an update (it was my absolute least favorite room in the entire house). When she came to visit, we headed to Home Depot and got started on the makeover.
Now, this bathroom originally my hubs decided was going to be the one room he got to decorate- he wanted a horror-film red bathroom (complete with hand prints on the walls, joker posters and red walls). However, no-offense to my loving husband, it was a horror of a room to look at- I absolutely HATED that room. You can tell I hated that bathroom so much, I have so little photos of it on the blog. lol
You can see a small glimpse of it from a previous post I did on making a cat cart (litter box at bottom, food and water bowls on tray at top, with storage in between).
|This is how I showed that bathroom to ya'll blog readers. lol|
This bathroom also is the guest bathroom (bathroom in the hallway between both guest rooms) as well as the bathroom our cat Wendy calls her domain (we wish we had a different place to put her cat cart, but honestly its really the only place to put it).
So, back to the makeover. My husband and I both LOVE superheroes, so it was the natural choice to go with for the bathroom theme. First, we taped off everything. The big challenge was paint- we decided to keep a single wall red, and did the rest in a bright yellow- to really brighten up the dark room.
|I shudder at this old look. This is after we removed the posters, hardware and "bloody hand prints" that were on the shower wall.|
|My awesome mom helping me with this project. We filled all the holes, and then primed EVERYTHING!|
|Primer everywhere! We also primed the floor (if you can see a bit of it at the bottom of this pic)|
|The yellow was a lovely shade. We used it on 3 of the 4 walls of the bathroom. |
(See bottom of post for shade and brand of paint).
After the yellow was done and the cabinets painted white, we painted the single red wall some more red- to give it a more even coating. Then we painted the floors. The floors in the bathroom were this ugly boring brown & tan stick on linoleum tiles. The previous owners either really loved tan/brown or got a good deal on it, because both upstairs bathrooms have that ugly tile and tan toilets, sinks and tub. (I HATE TAN! Why couldn't they have put in white!?!)
For the floors we painted them first in primer, then all in the white floor paint. Then we taped out the lines and painted the blue stripes on. (my mom did the stripes on the floor- as I had to go to work that day).
After all the paint was dry, we attached all the hardware and put up all the art decor.
I just love the wall art we got from a Pick Your Plum deal (above).
Hubs and I picked up this awesome modern Superhero poster (below left) at ACMoore last winter (when we first decided that was what we were going to redo the bathroom as).
The star shower curtain I picked up at Target. I was sooooo excited for that find.
I decided to add this cute red tub I had from the Dollar store for spare toilet paper. We also move the toilet paper roll up higher than it originally was.
|(That big empty space in the corner is where Wendy's cat cart will go).|
I got a gift certificate from Think Geek (because they royally screwed up 2 of my Christmas gift orders, but that's another story), so we got the Captain America shield wall art and a mini light-up Thor hammer (not shown). I also added a mini picture holder (with clothespins) I got from Five Below, under the shield to hold our superhero photos. ;)
|Here's the sink with new hardware to the cabinet and new faucet (which was a PAIN for my hubs to put on, due to previous owners being dopes.). This pic was before I added a red bar soap dish, red candle and the mini Thor hammer to the corner.|
I'm so pleased with it. It only took us a few days to do! Once we rolled in Wendy's cat cart, the bathroom was all done.
- Paint rollers, tools, etc. (Home Depot)
- Silver hardware and silver spray paint (Home Depot)
- Star curtain (Target)
- 3 art prints (Pick Your Plum)
- 4 frames and poster (AC Moore)
- Captain America Shield (Think Geek)
- Blue wall picture hanger (5 Below)
- Superhero bath container figures (Wal-Mart)
Paint (paint & primer from Home Depot and floor paint from Lowe's):
- Primer: Zinsser interior High Hiding Primer
- Yellow wall paint: Glidden Interior Paint & Primer Satin in Sunbeam
- White paint for cabinetry: Glidden Interior Paint & Primer satin in white
- Red single wall paint: Glidden interior paint Satin in Candy Apple
- Floor paint (blue): Valspar latex porch & floor paint Base 4 in Tinter B in Midnight Blue
- Floor paint (white): Valspar latex porch & floor paint Base 2 in Tinter B
I hope this inspires others to take a room that is their least favorite and make it one of their favorites with a little help from paint.
Have a great day!