Do you have a tiny bathroom? check.
Do you have crazy kids? check.
Do you want your bathroom to feel cool yet classy at the same time? check.
Does your bathroom currently look outdated from floor to ceiling with water damage and old peeling vinyl from HELL?? (ok maybe just vinyl from 1990)
(Yeah. You’d be drinking beer too if your bathroom looked like this. Actually, BOTH of those beers are mine.)
What to do? PAINT
I painted the cabinets, the walls, the ceiling – even the trim. For the floor, we pulled up all the vinyl and laid grout-able vinyl tiles, which turned out amazing! It was my first time doing grout which was a great learning process. Little did I know I would be doing my own backsplash in later months….
Here are the steps I took. I recommend not doing the floor first like I did. If you paint first you don’t have to worry about getting paint on your new floor!
(I do not have an affiliation with Lowes. I just happen to get almost everything there. I usually buy paint at lowes and light fixtures at home depot.)
For the WALLS:
- White Trim and Stripe: Cabinet and Trim Paint in High Gloss Enamel
- Bottom Wall Portion: Olympic D16-2 “Quill” – Egg Shell
- Top Wall and Ceiling: One Tint LIGHTER than the above. It will look like it it white, but it isn’t!
- Cabinet Paint: Olympic 5006-2C “Sable Evening” – Semigloss (I LOVE THIS COLOR!! I used this on my living room mantel too!
For the FLOOR:
- Armstrong Crescendo 12-in x 12-in Groutable French Gray Peel-and-Stick Stone Residential Vinyl Tile LOWES
- Premixed Grout “Antique Beige” Gray would also look great.
- Grout Float
- White Calk to seal bathtub
The wall art is from TJ Maxx for 20$
StarWars curtain was at Target for 18$
I also had to replace wall fixtures. I bought a set from Lowes for 20$
When you are on a budget you have to fight the temptation to tear everything out. It would be nice, but replacing the cabinet was just too much money. After painting the cabinet dark, the white countertop looked clean and bright! I love it!
Painting a white stripe on the wall makes the room look upscale and classy without having to buy trim. I got this idea from doing the same thing in our other house.
I can confidently say that I now LOVE this bathroom!