Inexpensive Bathroom Re-Do the Colorado Mountains

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When I moved into my little condo, there were a variety of projects to do. Money had to be stretched... but I am not afraid of investing "sweat equity." I really like my results... I hope you do too!

Now... THAT is a color!

I knew it was going to require a primer.

...A Project to Tackle

This wall is going to be primed, two coats of white -- and then a grey stencil.

Painting Ceramic Tile

The bathroom had FOUR kinds of tile!! ...One type was on the floor, another on the countertop, 4x4's surrounding the tub -- and this tile with was a "decoration" around the 4x4s.

Painted Tile

Obviously, this tile was in a low-use area... I had no trouble priming -- (then painting) and expect no issues in the future.

Prime Time!

The walls -- primed. (This light is new too... thumbs down on the old one.)

Two White Coats on Walls

This paint was leftover -- from another project!

...A (negative) stencil will be applied over this.

Two Coats of Grey

Color: "Knitting Needles" (Sherwin Williams)

This paint was leftover -- from another project!

Finished! :-)
Aspen Stenciling Complete!

I did the two aspen leaf watercolors too!

Frame on Builder-Grade Mirror

The colored pencil drawing are my work too!

How to frame builder-grade mirror:>

Suggested materials:

  • Primer   (Ace)
  • White and grey paint   (leftover from another project)
  • Stencil   (Amazon)
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  • Vanessa Galbreath Vanessa Galbreath on Oct 06, 2020

    What stencil did you use for the Aspen trees?

  • Rosie Navarro Rosie Navarro on Oct 07, 2020

    Did Lowe’s cut the wood for u

  • Joan Hoult Joan Hoult on Nov 07, 2020

    I’ve been redoing my bathroom and have plans to fame my mirror also. I notice your mirror is installed like mine and I’ve been trying to figure out how to fit the frame without disturbing the mountings. What materials did you use and what steps did you take?


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