Take Your Bathroom From Builder Grade to Custom Made!

1 Materials
$300
2 Days
Easy

It's amazing how updating your vanity and floor can completely transform your bathroom and make it look brand new! This is a project ANYONE can do! I'm going to show you just how easy this is.

Want to do this project? Get your custom project kit here. It includes step by step instructions, products shipped to your door, and one-on-one DIY support if you have questions!
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
This is the bathroom before. Very bland. No character.
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
The vanity had good bones, but no style!
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
You'll want to do your vanity first. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite. Scroll down to see what a remarkable difference it made to the entire room!
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
The floor was primed, painted, and stenciled. This is a weekend project anyone can do!
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
I used the Fabiloa stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils.

To stencil:
  1. Lightly sand your tile to rough up the surface. Vacuum up any debris when done sanding.
  2. Clean surface and rinse entire floor with clear water rinse to be sure to remove any residue left behind by sanding or cleaning.
  3. Tape off all walls or trim or any immovable items that you do not want paint on.
  4. Apply your coats of primer and base paint, allowing each coat to dry fully in between.
  5. Be sure your stencil is flat before you start! Once your stencil is positioned apply your paint to your roller and BE SURE TO OFFLOAD EXCESS PAINT. Use a light hand and gently roll the paint over your stencil.  
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
Close up of the beautiful stenciled floor.
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
The finished bathroom
take your bathroom from builder grade to custom made
If you've been wishing for a bathroom makeover, I hope this inspires you to finally give it a go and update your bathroom! Remember, you CAN do it!

Want to do this project? Get your custom project kit here. It includes step by step instructions, products shipped to your door, and one-on-one DIY support if you have questions!

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  • Moz32353800
    Yesterday

    what paint do you use on your floor tile that will not peel or scuff from walking on it or come up when mopping? It's very pretty.

    • Rhonda
      20 hours ago

      Thank you! I only use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for these projects due to the superb adhesion. In combination with my prep routine and a quality primer and topcoat this floor will last beautifully for years to come!

  • I hate my shower tile. It is Harvest Gold from the 70’s!!! How can you paint that stuff to go with this make over???

    • Rhonda
      20 hours ago

      Hi Pam,

      Shower tiles are a bit of a different animal because they are exposed to sitting water. Of course, if I had harvest gold tiles in my shower I would give my painted tile process a go. You can bet that I am going to find someone to test this for me!

      Blessings,

      Rhonda

  • Paula
    31 minutes ago

    I love this. Could you please tell me which roller you used? And did you use a brush on the cabinets?

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  • Kim29506799
    Yesterday

    WOW that was am amazing transformation. I didnt know you could paint tile without it being to soft to handle traffic. Great job!!

  • Wal31541960
    19 hours ago

    Beautiful Rhonda, look forward to other updates to your bath. Thanks for sharing your expertise on a great makeover. Joe Joe would be proud of you and you know what else she would do? She would paint or replace the door in the photo with a beautiful door 🚪 to complement the beautiful bathroom. I would just apply stainable primer to a perfectly fine door then apply an awesome stain color, and wala new awesome door!!! ;) Great work!! ;)

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