Do you have an outdated bathroom? Are you looking for easy and inexpensive DIY bathroom ideas?
I am going to show you how you can take an outdated space you loathe and turn it into an updated space you love in as little as a weekend by making these 4 changes:
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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 Do you have an outdated Golden Oak vanity?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?
You can see the hardware I chose for my lake house fixer upper here.
BUT YOU CAN! With a little paint and new hardware, you can make it look like a piece of furniture.
2) Update a builder-grade plate glass mirror. Have you ever tried to remove one of these? It can be a 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…
How to update your bathroom mirror:
Step 1: Using a mitre saw, cut picture molding (window casing would work just as well) to size and adhered it directly to the mirror using Liquid Nails.
Step 2: Caulk the seams using paintable caulk. Let dry
Step 3: Prime it using the same multi-purpose gray paint you used on the vanity. Let dry.
Step 4: Paint it using the enamel used for the vanity. Let dry.
Step 5: We finished ours off with Modern Masters Metallic Silver and Modern Masters Metallic Black Pearl metallic paint.
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 decent fixture, we could have taken it down, and painted it like we did this one, for 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.
Here are some of my favorite bar lights with an updated look:
4) Update wall color. If you have outdated wallpaper or a border, remove it then prime and paint the walls in an updated color.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 mirror, 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!
Here are some of my favorite faucets that can be used with your existing countertop:
All it needs now are some new accessories and its finished ….
Here are some of my favorite accessories for a powder bath:
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