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