Lets start from the top.
The second storey bathroom is approximately 55"W x 72"L plus the small stall shower. The bathroom is 21 years old and was part of the addition that was added to the old farmhouse. Lets take yet another look at the bathroom...
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The Plan and Inspiration
The plan for this room was to give it an updated look with the use of paint and other accessories. Here's what was on the to-do list:
- paint the walls
- change the toilet paper and towel hardware
What was needed
- Two quarts of primer
- One gallon of kitchen and bath paint
- Rollers, brushes, and trays
- Drop sheets/ newspapers
- Spackle and putty-knife
- Drill, anchors, and screws
The prep work for any paint job, for me at least, is the most work. I wanted to have this job done in two days but the prep work put me behind. I had to spackle some areas of the wall and it took longer to dry which created a hold on production. Once that was dry though, the primer went on in two coats the same day. The next day I sanded the walls, vacuumed the dust out, and got right to the paint. Another two coats of paint went on and I left it for another couple of days for it to dry before I did any drilling. A couple days later I put the new hardware up, and accessorized.
The Finished Product
Here it is completed:
- Like I said before, prep work is the most important and don't take any shortcuts during this step. More thorough prep work in a bathroom determines how well it will wear against moisture and how well the finished product will look.
- If you ever plan a full reno of your bathroom on a larger budget, opt for plaster. Plaster is more expensive but it stands up so much better against moisture compared to drywall.