Wait until you see this small bathroom makeover...might just be the biggest transformation we've had yet on BSL.
Two of my best friends bought a condo a few months ago in the perfect location. What wasn't so perfect is that the condo was just a tad outdated ;). Insert me and a few days and they no longer have an outdated bathroom!
I can't even believe how much we were able to change the space without spending a lot of money. We also did a ton of renter-friendly bathroom decor and it looks real good but I am even more excited to see how it holds up. Sometimes the renter-friendly decor can be a little janky so I'll update this post in a few months and see how it's done.
I'm showing you everything I did to update this small bathroom space and where I bought it all.
Bathroom Before & After...
HERE'S THE VIDEO:
BOARD & BATTEN (and paint colors):
I had Lauren and Korn (the condo owners), but together a Pinterest board on some bathroom pictures that they liked. I saw a constant theme throughout that a lot of them had paneling of some sort. I also noticed that adding paneling to a room makes it look SO much more custom.
At first, I wanted to do wide bead board panels. Switch it up a little from the standard (and debatably overused tongue-and-groove). But, then, I realized I have never used an electric tool in my life and it was way too advanced for me to think I would be able to cut out circles in the wood for the plumbing to fit around.
So, I went back to the tongue-and-groove idea. It looked pretty simple to do and I could specifically place the wood boards to go around plugs, plumbing, and anything else that would need intense cuts.
Now that it's done, I can 100% say that you can do this!! Sarah and I did it together (both power tool virgins) and were able to do this whole wall in about 4 hours (minus painting).
Here's the details on this:
White paint color - Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore
Tan Paint Color (same on the vanity) - Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore (75% strength)
1) Look up a Youtube video on how to do this. I watched a ton of them and they really helped me!
2) I wanted the board and batten to go pretty high up the wall. We ended up having it be 70 inches tall and spaced the boards 16 inches apart.
3) When painting, we found we got the smoothest look by using a paint brush in the corners and then a roller to go over the wood boards and the middle parts.
PEEL & STICK FLOOR TILES:
I found these peel and stick tiles on Amazon and so far, we are really impressed with them. They were extremely affordable (like insanely affordable), were really easy to cut, and completely transformed the room.
Tbh, I am just as curious to you how it holds up. In real life, it doesn't look perfect. You can spaces in the tile but the tile is so busy that your eye gets kind of distracted. I'll update this post in a few months once Lauren and Korn update me on how they have done!
We were pretty impressed with these! So far, at least.
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SPRAY PAINTED COUNTERTOPS AND FAUCETS:
They are replacing their countertops in the next few months so originally, we were not going to touch them. Butttt, after I saw this spray paint that could be used on countertops, I knew I had to try it. I asked Lauren and Korn and they said go for it.
After using it, I'll say that its definitely not a permanent fix. It will peel eventually but if you're looking for something to last you a year and be really cheap (like $7 haha), this could be a great solution.
I also took some black spray paint and sprayed the faucet and toilet paper holder. We were working on a major budget so this was another hack to update the space.
I'll update this too in a few months regarding how well they have held up!
"Take It Easy" Artwork:
(^okay, side note, this was so affordable and probably one of my favorite things in the bathroom)
Here's the link for the "Take It Easy" flag. It was on sale so only cost $14!! I then got this frame and some poster board to act as the matte of the board. The flag stuck onto the poster board with some command strips!
Here's links for everything else in the bathroom: