We Updated Our 90's Bathtub in One Weekend With Less Than $200.

We wanted to give our outdated bathtub a fresh new look without breaking the bank. After giving it some thought, we decided to leave the existing tile in place, and surface right over the top of it. We added mdf to the tub face and applied tile right over the existing tile. The entire project took us one weekend and cost less than $200! I love it! It looks so bright and modern!
The tub before we resurfaced it.
It had almond-colored '90s tile.
After we added carerra marble and wood paneling.
We tiled over the existing tile.
The entire project took one weekend and cost around $200.

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Amy Anderson@ thesavvystagerinc.com

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  • Franb
    on May 7, 2018

    WOW! Incredible! Want to redo my dinky bathroom for me? LOL!

  • Summer
    on Jan 13, 2020

    Did you have to lift tub up? Or is tile butted up against?

  • Jamie Gey
    Jamie Gey
    on Jan 20, 2020

    Do you have an updated website with details to this? Your old domain isn't working.

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  • Top28404767
    on Aug 28, 2017

    Very nicely done!!!
  • Jan Molesky
    Jan Molesky
    on Mar 12, 2019

    I did this project and love the results. It looks much more up-to-date now and I love the farmhouse feel to the room. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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