Welcome to 5 favorites: the Stuff We Did to the Bathroom edition!
I promised to answer your combox questions yesterday but there were conveniently FIVE of them, so here's the second post in a row about our quicky, cheapo bathroom reno. You're welcome.
What did you do to that bathtub?!? Did it involve the bartering of first-born children?
The bathtub! It's the same bathtub, I assure you. Isn't it lovely? Truly, the bathtub and the toilet were both quality (American Standard), and that was a huge blessing in this here project. Wanna know how I got it to be white instead of orange? One of my truly favorite products (chemical as all get out, but the ONLY thing that really, really, always works on rust stains):
What do you have going on over there, child labor?
|(courtesy of the Gram de Insta)|
What did you do to the ugly tiles? Paint them, scrape them off?
Ah, the walls. I thought they were going to be a HUGE hassle, but they were totally, totally not. They were blue floral tileboard when we started. We just sanded, wiped, primed, then painted. I am newly obsessed with the paint we got, though. Worth the extra $3 or whatever
|Dutch Boy Kitchen and Bath|
Isn't the worst part that you didn't do it sooner so you could live in it like this?
Preach it, girl. When we moved in, the bathroom was actually the BEST room in the house. Crazy but true. So it was the last one to get a little love, the poor thing. My only consolation if the whole house deal falls through will be that we are going to be living the high life in our old to us/new feeling casita.
And is the bathroom surround really as easy as it looks to replace? Because you had such a quick turnaround and it seriously looks amazing!
I wanna say yes to this question. Yes, it was easy. But you guys....all room redos are gonna make you and your family nuts. Especially if it's the one bathroom and you have six people that need to use the toilet. And it's really humid. And you're sweating. And you can't take a shower. Delicious.
But yes, it was easy. The sheet of tileboard along the long side of the bathtub we had to rip off. It was in really bad shape. The sheets in the shower along the short sides of the tub were still fine enough for us to just put the surround over. But it wasn't a surround! We used "waterproof wall panels." Lemme see if I can find it online...
|Plas-tex White Waterproof, Interior Wall Panel|
Put it up with a special adhesive, seal your seems with bathroom caulk and you are doney doney done done.
Ta da! All the questions answered. I think. If I missed yours, tappy it in the combox right here.
Wanna come over? You can totally use my bathroom.