DIY Bathroom Refresh

6 Materials
2 Weeks

A dated bathroom get a dramatic makeover using mainly paint. Painted slate, painted faucet, painted vanity, and a sponge wall make a brand new space with minimum investment.

Before picture

Dates slate tile and a dark wood vanity made this bathroom lack luster.

Primer step

The tile was lightly sanded and cleaned with Krud Kutter. Everything in the bathroom got a coat of zinser primer.

Paint the slate

The slate was painted with Rustoleum chalk paint.

Seal the tile

The slate tile was sealed with a dark wax. The wax gave the tile a natural feel, so it no longer looked painted. This will be added periodically to maintain the look of the floor.

Update faucet and granite.

I painted the faucet and hardware gold and added Shellac to seal it. To give the granite more of a soapstone look, I sanded the polished shine off with an orbital sander.

Vanity paint

Vanity got a few coats of Juniper tree paint from Ace Hardware.

Mirror uodate

We removed the frame from the existing mirror and added a shelf. The new shelf was spray painted gold as well.

After Picture!

The final steps were to create a sponge wall and bring in the decor items. This was such a fun, easy makeover!

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  • Miriam I
    on Apr 3, 2020

    It looks amazing!!

  • Jen
    on Apr 26, 2020

    How is the floor paint holding up?

    thanks. Looks great!

    • Jenn
      on Apr 26, 2020

      It is holding up so well!!! My plan for maintenance is to redo the dark wax every 6 months or so, but it is not showing signs of wear yet

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