It’s no secret that I like to keep our house light and bright, so when we moved into a house that was all oak and brown paint, I could not change it fast enough! Our whole house gave off an “I was built in the 90s” vibe. Some things I have accepted that I cannot change until we undergo a big renovation, however there are other things that are fairly quick fixes, that I can do myself that make the space so much more pleasing! Let’s take a look at how this upstairs bathroom looked on the day we moved in:
It definitely wasn’t terrible, but like I said, I felt there were small updates we could do ourselves to make the room more our style. I started by using left over paint for the walls we had from updating our daughter’s room. The color is Sherwin-Williams Liveable Green. It adds some color while still staying fairly neutral. The window trim was painted white with Sherwin-Williams Pro-Classic Paint.
The paint on the walls was a good start, but I definitely was not feeling done with the room yet. I decided to paint the vanity white, to freshen the room up even more.
I started by removing all the cabinet doors. I cleaned the doors and the cabinet frame first with Krud Kutter.
Once I was done cleaning with the Krud Kutter, I did a light sand over the cabinet frame and doors. I then wiped the dust off with a damp cloth, and then again with a dry cloth.
I didn’t have left over primer so I ended up buying Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer from my local hardware store. I didn’t need much, so I think I ended up spending about $7. I was able to get away with one coat of primer on everything.
After I finished priming, I gave everything 2 coats of paint. I used Sherwin-Williams Pro Classic White for the cabinet frame and the doors. It covered so evenly – I love it!
The bathroom was coming along nicely, but I still felt like the fixture needed to go. I found this one on Amazon and decided to give it a try.
I added a floating shelf, some simple artwork, and plain white towels to finish off the look. Our main expense was the light fixture that came in right around $70. I added a few accessories, but since we had the left over paint, the price tag for the entire makeover came in under $100!
What do you guys think? Big improvement from the ’90s orange and tan look, right?!