Our upstairs bathroom is in need of a serious facelift, but we’re settling for a minor facelift right now. I’ve been painting my little heart out trying to make the space a little brighter and happier. I was extra motivated to get everything painted because we had family coming to visit this weekend. That’s just the best kind of motivation for me! Before, everything in here was a little too brown for my taste. The walls were brown, the floor is brown, the trim was brown, even the tub was brown. I decided to paint, for a quick and cheap little facelift.
Here is a look at it before and after.
The trim throughout the bathroom needed to be painted. The trim around the doorways and window haven’t been touched, but the baseboards were all painted brown. I decided since they were already painted anyway, I would go ahead and paint them white to continue with lightning up the space and to match the rest of the painted trim in the house.
We removed the cabinet above the toilet and it really helped bring in a lot more light in there. It really felt like a dark cave before. I was worried I would miss the storage, but removing it has really helped open up the space. (You don’t feel like you are going potty in the closet anymore.)
Since we lost the storage we had with the cabinet that was hanging over the toilet, I wanted to add some shelves to replace it. I decided to re-purpose some shelves that I tore out of Hollis’ closet back here. I thought I had three shelves, but when I unwrapped one, I realized it was broken. 😦 So two shelves it is!
I didn’t have a whole lot of hope for these shelves since they were wrapped in contact paper. I was expecting it to be a big ordeal, but the paper actually came off with very little effort. And that paper was sticky, as demonstrated by little helper below.
I was planning on having to sand and paint the shelves, but after unwrapping them, I really liked the wood finish. They are stained the same color as the trim. The hubby also like the wood look, so I decided to just leave them, at least for now. I like how they look a little bit rustic and they tie in with the rest of the wood in the room. I just added some simple brackets that were less than $2 at Lowe’s.
I still have lots to do, but at least the walls and trim are painted (and the ceiling)! It feels a lot less Debbie Downer and now it’s minty fresh. Like a toothpaste commercial. I will go into more detail on some the projects later, but here is a look at my updated to-do list:
paint the walls something light and calming
paint the baseboards white makeover the antique cabinet add some wall shelves above the tub
- add a towel rack near the tub
add some shelves above the toilet paint the tub find some sort of window treatment that still lets natural light in
- find/make a vanity for the sink
- add some artwork
- change out the light fixture
- add feet to the tub (if possible)
- add a shower and curtain rod