$500 Pink Bathroom Makeover

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I am soooo excited to FINALLY share the end of the pepto-bismol bathroom with you! I know some people were sad to see it go, and there was even a ‘Save the Pink Bathroom’ petition circulating at one time; however, Dan and I could not be more thrilled to feel like adults when we need to go take a shower!

The untouched pink bathroom

The untouched pink bathroom

To say like this project was difficult, is like saying that Soviet Russia and the United States had a bit of a disagreement in the 20th century. It was A LOT of work!  Mostly, because I was insistent on staying under our $500 budget for the room. You heard me, a 9×12′ bathroom with head to toe pink tiling, wallpaper, and flooring for under $500 (I even thought I was crazy at times!).

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The finished bathroom!!

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The bathroom from another angle 🙂

Over the next few days and weeks, I will share how we went about remodeling every part of the room; but for now, I think I’ll just let you enjoy some before and after photos!

It took a total of four kits to finish the job. We have a lot of tile!! I also repainted the tub while I was at it.

The biggest and by far most challenging part of this remodel was re-glazing the tiles.  We used Rust-oleum’s Tub and Tile paint.  I was so nervous to use this product after hearing mixed reviews, and equally terrified throughout the painting process.  Preparation was key! I spent four days bleaching, cleaning, re-grouting, and sanding the tiles, and the application involved a full ventilation mask and fumes that didn’t dissipate for days!

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The completed shower after it was painted! We updated the shower head with one we got from my parents, who were in the process of replacing theirs.

The pink wallpaper was removed from the walls (to much rejoicing!).  I found three variations of pink paper behind the mirror and pink painted walls behind the paper. Our house must bleed pink!  I then primed and painted the walls in Sherwin Williams nurture green.

When we took out the chaulk to prep the tile, we learned that the tub and sink both used to be teal...yep, pink and teal?!

When we took out the chaulk to prep the tile, we learned that the tub and sink both used to be teal…yep, pink and teal?!

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The finished tub!! 😀

I took off the door to the medicine cabinet and painted the cabinet and vanity in Sherwin-Williams black bean paint.  Fun fact, they were also pink at one time…because why not?!  I used this color again for the mirror, which was framed with molding.

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The finished vanity! I used hardware left over from our kitchen cabinets to give them a significant upgrade.

The finished vanity! I used hardware left over from our kitchen cabinets to give them a significant upgrade.

The floors were covered in a vinyl plank which we purchased from Lumber Liquidators.  Luckily Dan’s dad was able to come up and help with the installation!  We used a pvc quarter round against the walls, and adhered it with adhesive chaulk.  Nails were not an option due to the tile. It worked like a charm!

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Stay tuned for some how-tos for each of these steps!

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