I am going to show you how you can take an outdated space you loathe and turn it into an updated space you love in as little as a weekend by making these 4 changes:
1) Update your builder-grade vanity. Do you have an outdated Golden Oak vanity? I am sure your initial thought is to rip it out because you can’t imagine doing anything to it to make it look better right?
BUT YOU CAN! You can make it look like a piece of furniture…check it out!
2) Update a builder-grade plate glass mirror. Have you ever tried to remove one of these??? Disaster! If you are lucky enough to get it off without breaking it, you will have a whole mess of sheetrock to replace.
Once again you say…It’s hard to imagine that we could do anything to this to make it look better right?
…BUT YOU CAN!
This is one of my favorite DIY bathroom ideas. Here is how we did it…
Instructions for DIY Bathroom Ideas Mirror:
Step 1) We cut picture molding (window casing would work just as well) to size and adhered it directly to the mirror using Liquid Nails.
Step 2) We caulked it with paintable caulk. Let dry
Step 3) We primed it using the same multi-purpose gray paint. Let dry.
Step 4) We painted it in the same Gauntlet Gray Satin enamel. Let dry.
Now…it looks like an expensive framed mirror.
3) Update or Replace the light fixture. This light fixture has got to go… Some things are not worth saving. If this had been a nicer fixture, we could have taken it down, and painted it like we did this one, and rehung it for an updated look.
Instead, I replaced it with an updated strip light so that we wouldn’t have to mess with moving the electrical wires or filling a huge hole where the light was attached.
4) Update wall color. If you have outdated wallpaper or a border, remove it. Next, prime and paint the walls in an updated color. We used Sherwin Williams Emerald zero VOC tinted SW6143 Basket Beige.
5) Update faucet if needed
In one weekend and less than $200, we painted the vanity to look like a piece of furniture; we updated our builder-grade miror, updated the light fixture and painted the walls. With these 4 DIY bathroom ideas we have transformed this space into something you can be proud of!
All it needs now are some new accessories and its finished ….
Update: I don’t know why it never occurred to me that the pictures in this post may seem strange since they are obviously not in a bathroom. This DIY Bathroom Ideas transformation was done for the 2015 Home and Garden’s Trendsetter of the Year contest. The before and after bathroom was revealed on stage during my presentation.
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