Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bathroom Re-do

For many years I have wanted to re-do my bathrooms.
I can't afford a traditional remodel, so for under $400, this is what I did.  I only am posting the master bath as the front bath was pretty much done identical sans the floor.

In the wise words of my friend Debi Beard, 
"beige is not a color"
I don't know what I was thinking when I painted my bathrooms this color.
The color of Dirt belongs OUTSIDE!
(No offense to all you Burlapy-cream folks out there)

I have always despised this tile.
beige and gray-blue...

Can you say DREARY colors?

I enjoyed ripping out the 1978 baseboards!

Removed a door that I always felt was redundant that
separated the sinks from shower toilet area.

Patching and sanding this is a Pain in the Butt!

Loving the paint, but gosh the floor really looks horrible now!

In my mural painting days, I painted stone patterns on several concrete floors 
and faux throw rugs on two tile that is IT!
Painting the tile.

Can't get oil based paint in California  anymore, so let's see what happens
with traditional acrylics

Two coats of Kilz...

Two coats of Black acrylic and a creamy white acrylic, both
by American Accents.


Polycrylic Varnish...goes on bubbly...but dries clear.

The varnish when applied thicker dried yellowish.
Was not overly thrilled with that initially, but the tone adds a bit of a vintage
appeal and as my mirror, counter and shelf over toilet have a more 
yellow/cream undertone, it works...

SO incredibly happy with the outcome!

Made the above shelf from a child's headboard.

My mermaid painting is happier on this color wall too!

One of my cherished "Bling Babies"

An old painting of my logo looks fun in here paired with my
favorite chair and teal pillow!

I am confident there will be touch-ups that will be needed here and there, but I don't
care...Just thrilled with it and if I could get rid of the dogs and kids for a solid
week, the tile in the remainder of my entire house would get this treatment.

There is no end to what a little paint can do to ANY surface!

Paint On Friends!


  1. Fabulous redo!!!!
    Thinking of you today.....

  2. Love it Lisa!!! That chair, pillow and painting in the corner finished it perfectly. And you know I'm a sucker for aqua. ;).

    Colorful blessings to you,

  3. WOW Lisa....what a fabulous makeover!!

    I wish I lived closer so I could have taken your Bling Babies class! I collect old doll heads so this would have been right up my alley!

    Thank you so much for visiting my Blog and your kind words on my weight loss. I really appreciate it!

    LuLu Kellogg

  4. Your bathroom turned out so cute!! I love it Lisa :))

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your dear family~~~

    Kay Ellen

  5. What an incredible make over!! Love it!!!

  6. WOW! Found you through FB page:) LOVE what you have done, and I want to paint my floors too. Didnt think Acrylic would work, but this looks great! and I LOVE THIS SONG playing on your blog here:)

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous!!!!! These are granite or ceramic tiles? I've got ceramic tile on my bathroom floor and part of the wall and would love to paint it-you've inspired the heck outta me. Now to finish my bedroom walls...I love your art!!!!!!