Before and after bathroom updates pictures are finally done! I am so very excited to share this fun little space with you. This bathroom is located in my studio of our house. So since I am the only one that uses it I had extra license to make it however/as girly as I wanted.
And it is oh so girly! AND quirky AND nostalgic, with a little bit of humor sprinkled in. Which is why I am calling this my 'Party Pooper Bathroom' [I love a good pun]. I wouldn't call myself a party pooper, but I am the gal who will sneek away to the bathroom at a party just to catch a break for a sec. hehe and if the bathroom was this fun, I may never leave!
Before and After Bathroom Update Pictures
This bathroom (like every other surface in our house when we bought it) was an ugly dull yellow, with a tiny shower and a pretty standard vanity. AKA nothing special.
And don't even get me started on the tile. It was so bad. Not even real. I mean, it is real tiles, but it had like this pixilated texture on it, that most definetly was printed on.
One day, all of this will be replaced, but for now it was nothing that a little bit of paint couldn't fix. Below you'll see the transformation.
The bathroom doesn't have a window in it, so the space is naturally pretty dark. Painting it with whites, pinks and peaches brightened it up SO much. Painting this small space wasn't the easiest in the world, only because we painted every surface just about. Luckily, my sweet hubby, Chris helped so we knocked it all out in just a couple of days (that includes dry time & me going to my day job).
While Chris was painting the walls a solid light pink, I tackled painting the shower tiles. I am going to do another blog post explaining how to paint the tile, but if you can't wait, check out my instagram stories under Home DIY. There I show the process of painting my entryway tiles, which is the exact same as for this shower and the tile floor in this room. I used Valspar Duramax paint for the floor and shower.
After the walls were done and a few coats on the shower tile, I was ready to start painting the bathroom floor. Luckily, the shower floor was already white, so I didn't have to paint that.
Bathroom Update Details
In the pictures, the floor looks like it is white with gold stars, but it is actually a super pale pink with gold stars. I used a stencil from Stencil Revolution, the Twinkle Star Stencil to paint the pattern on to the tiles. It was a tedious task, but not really hard. I used a roller sponge to roll the paint over the star stencil. I would roll it in the paint, the make a few swipes on a piece of cardboard and then over the stencil. You have to be strategic and give yourself a lot of time (and patience) on this part. But the outcome is so worth it in the end. If you're working on a budget and can't replace tile, I highly recommend painting it. Our entryway has held up for almost 2 months now, and it is the only way in and out of our house.
I actually had a different kind of mural, a more colorful one planned for this wall. But I was running out of time (and energy), trying to complete this bathroom in time for another project. I also was super nervous that I was going to be over doing it in such a small space. And keeping in mind that this bathroom is attached to my studio, I wanted the design of it to compliment my studio.
I decided a monochromatic mural of some sort would be best. I painted expressive squiggle lines inspired by artist Keith Haring and moon shapes (because of the stars on the floors).
The decor in this bathroom are my nostalgic nick-nacks and collectibles. Like the giant pencil my brother gave me, my mom's childhoom piggy bank, my childhood bedroom phone, troll dolls, a vintage clock, a hand stitched sign and my 'Party Pooper Guest Book'.
I was very nervous about painting the cabinet, but I am very happy I did. The color is much better than faux wood before. I do plan on changing the knobs on the doors but I haven't found the 'right' ones yet.
For now the shower is filled with a bunch of balloons. We have four bathrooms in this house and it is just my husband and I so we don't use this shower, EVER. I wish I could fill it with disco balls, but those coast too much money, so the balloons are a fun alternative and such an unexpected surprise!
What is your favorite part of this bathroom makeover?
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