We just completed the refurb on our upstairs bathroom. We used baseboard and Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. And that's pretty much it.
The ‘before’ pictures on this are a little crazy with clutter because for nearly 3 years, we shared this small bathroom with both of our children. (My Grandma moved in with us, we gave her our master bedroom/bathroom downstairs, and we moved upstairs with the kids. Sacrifice of serious proportions and love.)
I'll give you the nice 'after' picture to get you through the ugly 'befores' that are coming. :D
Anyway. Here is what the bathroom once was. Holy clutter. We were just trying to survive.
My eyes are burning with all the clutter. There was NO WHERE to store our bathroom supplies, so I turned to hanging buckets on the wall … yes, those are the same buckets that now hang in my master bathroom. Good eye!
Yikes. Clearly, not going for aesthetics at this point.
100% functionality. The picture frames were empty at the time that these pictures were taken (nearly 3 years ago). I did, however, put pictures in them later. I swear. ;)
I’m in bath toy hell right about now. Please. Someone come save me!
That was our life. For 3 years. 2 adults, 2 children. Makes me itch just thinking about the confinement. ;)
And, here we are now:
We used the same Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint for this project. I’m a little obsessed. But, don’t knock me until you try out the color. It’s gorgeous and magnificent. Too bad it photographs black … because it is not black.
You’ll notice that all of the fixtures and door knobs were sprayed with bronze.
We also took down all the craziness from the past 3 years and de-cluttered the small bathroom. No more make shift shelves or stainless steal buckets full of cords. Ahhhh.
No more bath toy hell either. Can I get a hallelujah?! ;)
I have always hated the faucet in the bathroom upstairs. Very dated. And the red and blue hot and cold handles … seriously … like we need them labeled? If you haven’t figured out which one is hot and which one is cold by the time you are old enough to recognize color coding, you don’t deserve to wash your hands! ;) So … I did what I do with every other builder grade aspect I don’t like: I had Superman spray paint it. It looks better in real life than it does in the photograph. :D
And … here are the before and after pictures:
This was the flooring when we bought the house … we had it tiled a few years ago. The cost of tiling the floor is not included in this $20 makeover.
$6 of spray paint and $14 of baseboard for the mirror.
Yes, we spray painted the toilet handle up here too. ;)
Bye, bye color coded hot and cold handles!
All four of us love the new look. My kids feel so special now!! :D