If you've been a follower of my blog for any length of time, you know that the main bathroom in my home is my nemesis... Bathtub tiles that I despise, a floor that does NOT coordinate and a complete lack of storage. This weekend; however, I decided to deal with that floor. Floor paint experiment number two!
This was a very time consuming fix - sanding first, then priming with an oil-based primer (peee-yew!!!), 3 coats of white floor paint with 24 hours between coats and picking up innumerable pieces of cat hair, lint, dirt, whatever (cannot believe how much crap fell on the surface in between coats!!) and the previous owners who had used non-paintable silicone caulking EVERYWHERE. Ok, mini-meltdown over. I LOVE it!!!
I used Behr's Porch Floor Paint, a small foam roller and Purdy's tiniest sash brush and my secret weapon? a sticky lint brush to pick up all the crap as I went along... Seriously, I could not have managed without that lint brush!
Did you notice the tie-back for my shower curtain? I used a necklace - I have a large supply of costume jewelry that I never wear. Might as well use it here!
I repainted the bookcase I use as storage in the room and changed the handles, I also painted the chair and the hook rack. I added new art (my own paintings) and I bought another shower curtain (the exact same one as in my other bathroom). The room feels so much more spacious and happy now.
The paintings over the toilet and in the bookcase are my work as well. And I painted the beach bag and wicker trash can to match the colour scheme. A few extra cottage touches and the bathroom is done.
Success! If this floor doesn't hold up, I was planning to replace it with a new vinyl floor when I get around to replacing the toilet. Oh, and by the way, I am not disliking the orange tiles as much as I did before either. So glad about that!
Here are the before & after shots. The before is the way the bathroom looked in the realtor's photos.
If you want to see the multiples stages of decor changes this room went through, the links are below:
Main Bathroom Gets a Makeover 2012 (I liked this one)
Shower Curtain from a Tablecloth 2013 (This one was cool, but the overload of colour was too much)
Hope you enjoyed the tour, have a happy & creative week!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!