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We wanted to give our outdated bathtub a fresh new look without breaking the bank.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.
Amy Anderson@ thesavvystagerinc.com
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  • Franb Franb on May 07, 2018

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

  • Summer Summer on Jan 13, 2020
    Did you have to lift tub up? Or is tile butted up against?

  • Jamie Gey Jamie Gey on Jan 19, 2020

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

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  • 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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  • Jes82042774 Jes82042774 on May 08, 2023

    Are you sure we don’t have the same “before” tub. 🤣😂🤣 Great finish. Thanks for the idea(s). I was looking for something like this but this helped narrow a lot down. Appreciate it!