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A few weeks ago, I shared a sneak peek of our recent bathroom renovation. Today I’m excited to finally share the whole room with you.
Here’s a reminder of the way our bathroom looked before – drab and dull, with wall to greyish blue tiles that were seriously out dated.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, we didn’t have a huge budget for this renovation, and we certainly weren’t up to making any structural or plumbing changes. So how was the room transformed with a tight budget and no structural changes? Well, take a look…
Ta Da! Not bad, is it? We’re so happy with the result and it was all done in one weekend. Here’s what we did:
1. Tile paint
The biggest change we made was to cover the existing tiles using White Knight tile paint. You might remember me saying last time that I visited their website and used the White Knight help tool to work out exactly which products we needed to carry out our renovation. Mark watched the easy to follow video tutorials on the White Knight website and then it was a simple three step process to clean, prime and paint the tiles. The result is amazing. Whenever family and friends see the new look for the first time, they instantly assume we re-tiled. They can’t believe it has been painted. Their reaction is always the same – they lean in, run their hand across the smooth shiny surface and say “You painted this? Wow. It looks like brand new tiles!” This one step has completely transformed the room.
2. DIY Mirror Frame
I LOVE our new mirror frame. It really adds a much more upmarket look to the previously unframed mirror. Mark made this himself using pine that he bought from our local Bunnings store. He glued the frame to the wall mirror and also drilled it into the tiles for additional support. It adds such a fresh and modern look to the room.
After the tile paint and the mirror, we simply dressed the room with a few pieces and the look was complete. I bought some new bathmats from IKEA but they were the only new items that we added. Everything else was brought in from other rooms in the house. We added a couple of pot plants for some colour and freshness, candles and a Moroccan tray to hold a few toiletries. I’ve actually had the tray for years and never had anywhere to put it. I knew I’d find a place for it eventually!
That’s it! A weekend project and our tired old bathroom has an entirely new look. What do you think?
This post is sponsored by White Knight.