I have been itching to makeover my master bathroom for quite some time and while I would have loved to have ripped out everything and do a total renovation, it’s just not a smart financial move for our family right now. I imagine I am not the only person who has been in this position, which is why I have been really excited to complete this project and share it with you all so that you could see what a little paint and a little budget could do to transform a space.
First I want to show you what my bathroom looked like before. I didn’t even bother picking up before I photographed it because I wanted you guys to experience the room exactly as it was.
Pretty sad, huh? Nothing about this bathroom was aesthetically pleasing. I think the spaces we spend our time in daily have a huge impression on our mood and this bathroom was doing absolutely nothing for mine.
I was really pleased when Beyond Paint reached out to me to partner up on this project because I’ve worked with paints before that don't require sanding, stripping or priming and I’d heard good things about Beyond Paint already. I was pleased to discover there are a lot of benefits to using Beyond Paint.
Beyond Paint bonds to almost any surface including wood, wood that’s been painted, laminate, tile, glass, metal, plastic, masonry, and linoleum.
It has a low VOC, almost no odor and it was safe to paint in the house with my child and dog, Darla.
Prep is minimal. Like I said, there’s not sanding, stripping or priming. For my floors I swept really well, cleaned them with Simple Green to remove any residue and I was able to begin painting.
It requires no mixing! This, surprisingly, was one of my favorite features of Beyond Paint. With a 3 month old I was able to walk away from my project and pick it back up in a matter of seconds.
The consistency is very thick, almost pudding like, but it spreads so easily! The coverage with just one coat is amazing! 1 gallon covers 200 square feet.
Beyond Paint comes in an array of beautiful colors and is UV resistant so you don’t have to worry about it fading in the sun. This is a huge plus for me as I was stenciling the floor with black paint and I have a window in the bathroom that shines consitently on the floor. I don’t have to worry about the black fading in that spot.
Look at the coverage I got with just one coat! Three coats later I was truly satisfied. Beyond Paint’s white is the perfect white - not too stark, not too warm or too cool. In fact, it matched my baseboards perfectly so I just used it to touch those up while I was at it. I stenciled the floor using this stencil and Beyond Paint’s Licorice. Afterward I sealed it with two coats of Beyond Paint’s Multipurpose Sealer to protect it from water.
I’m obsessed! Not only was I able to do this project myself, but I also saved a ton of money. Since I was painting the floors I took the opportunity to redecorate the entire bathroom. I ordered a jute rug from Rugs USA and I love the contrast between the warm tones in the rug and the black and white floor. I removed the giant builder’s grade mirror over the vanity and replaced it with some mirrors from Target that have shelves on them and I don’t know about you, but I love anything functional and fashionable at the same time. Some shelves from Hobby Lobby matched the mirrors pretty well and provided some extra storage and the lights are the same old lights, just spray painted black. A basket below the shelves adds storage for towels as well as a bohemian feel.
I removed the nasty old shower doors and finally bought the shower curtain I’d been pining over for years from Anthropologie. I added a cute little bench next to the shower from Ikea along with some hooks for towels above it. The hardest area to decorate was my jacuzzi tub area , but I finally set on some hanging plants and I couldn’t be more pleased. If you’re into that look and want to make your own I have some plant hanger tutorials here and here.
It’s amazing what a little paint and some plants can do to a room. My next project will be painting the vanity and adding some hardware to it. What do you guys think? What color would you choose? Check out Beyond Paint’s paint selection and leave me a comment, let me know.
For a full video tour, check out my bathroom tour on youtube below.