Monday, March 25, 2013

DIY Bathroom Improvement

It was a BIG weekend for us!!!  We did a lot of running around on Saturday - getting some stuff ready for Easter next week, and then on Sunday, we finally tackled one of our home improvement projects... the guest bathroom floor.

This is the before picture of the guest bathroom...

Before we moved in

Hard to see, I know... it's a small bathroom so it's not easy to take pictures of it.  It was a basic, builder grade bathroom with those ugly vanity light bulbs and a terrible wood medicine cabinet.  WELL, here are some things that we've done to the bathroom since we moved in:
- New light
- New mirror
- Paint
- New Hardware
- New Floor

AND, here are pictures of the finished product:

After Phase 1 - before the floor

New light (Lowe's) and mirror (Home Goods)

Above the toilet (from Home Goods)

New Hardware


And it's complete!!!
Overall, I'd say we were pretty productive this week - it took about 3.5 hours, start to finish, including removing the toilet, cleaning the floor, cutting the tiles and everything!!  We used a peel and stick vinyl tile from Lowes:

Style Selections 18-in x 18-in Sable Stone Finish Vinyl Tile
Style Selections - Sable Stone (we used 12 x 12)
I'd definitely recommend the product, especially for a small bathroom where you won't get direct sun (we have vinyl tiles in our kitchen that are pulling up because they had direct sun on them for a long time).  The feel of them is great, they won't discolor like linoleum (ours was yellowing) and I think we spent about $40 on the whole room!!!  What a great weekend!!!

What do you think???


  1. Looks great! I love easy and cheap home improvement projects - especially ones like this that do such a good job of changing the look of the room! Nice job.

  2. Change the paper on teh sander whenever you stop seeing easy results. 
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  3. The changes you have done are commendable and the final view of the bathroom is looking awesome, especially the lights above the mirrors are giving a glancing view to the whole bathroom. No doubt on the fact that you have enjoyed the weekend.