September 14th, 2017
Simple DIYs to transform your bathroom.
This may not seem like the pretties bathroom, still, but if you take a look at the ‘before’ pictures of it, you can easily tell how much the space has improved.
In this post, I’m going to share with you some ideas and tips on how to redo a bathroom without having to do massive work or spending lots of money!
Alright, I’ve decided to make this into a blog post right after I started painting the bath tub, so I don’t have a proper photo of the before, but you can see how bland and beige this is.
The easiest step to change up a space is fresh paint: I selected a dark colour for the bath, as well as an icy grey for some parts of the wall and touches here and there.
Multiple floor tiles were cracked and that drove me insane, so I knew I wanted to cover them up. The bath mat had been doing an okay job for a while, but I wanted to take things further by buying 1 metre of vinyl, with a pretty tile effect, so that I could cover the whole area, adding some colour.
Vinyl comes in many different patterns and measurements so that you can cut out what you need and lay it down on your own floor. They are very affordable, so that if you mess up, or end up wanting to change it later on, you can without feeling like you wasted money.
I didn’t glue mine to the floor, but I did use silicone to go around all the edges for a polished look.
My dad gave me some tips on how to get a more professional looking result while applying the silicone: use paper tape for precision, and after doing your silicone line, wet your finger and smooth it over. Then remove the tape to reveal clean edges.
I ordered a square shower head off of eBay: this was cheap, but still looks way more expensive than the one we had, so it did the trick.
I’ve also added a small hook on the ceiling and DIYed a hanging plant: I placed it on a plastic vase, cut out 3 small holes and used white embroidery thread to hang it.
The toilet seat is stained and broken, but I couldn’t find the right shape to replace it, so in the meantime, I had some fun painting stripes on top of it. They are very subtle and managed to cover all the stains nicely.
I also bought a storage unit that goes under the sink, which was just £39, and found a glue-on toilet paper holder for just £10. This last one did not fit anywhere in the wall, so I simply combined the two.
The cabinet itself provides lots of storage that we have been missing and needing for such a long time, and to make it tie in better, I’ve painted the two knobs the same grey as the rest of the bathroom.
I’ve added a bigger plant in one corner to bring in even more colour to this room.
This is all I’ve done, and to me, it makes such a difference. For years I’ve hated this bathroom, but now that I got to make it a bit more fun and colourful, I don’t mind it as much.