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Monday, 5 January 2015

DIY / Upcycling: Redecorating My Bathroom

This Christmas was the fourth year I've lived in my flat, and the fourth year I've told myself I will not go another year with my disgusting, aged bathroom. And this time I managed to sort it in the first few days of the new year!

The bathroom is completely tiled, and me not having much DIY knowledge has meant I've avoided touching it ever since I moved it- grouting and tiling look far too complicated!

Thankfully I didn't have to try or pay someone to do it, because I found Rustoleum's Tile Transformation Kit which meant all I had to do was paint.

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The Tile Kit consists of tile paint, a scourer and a roller. There is also a DVD to show you how to do it which was quick and simple to understand, so much better than me trying to work it out from reading instructions. The film can also be seen on their website here.

When Chunk was at nursery for the morning I started by peeling off all the caulk around my bath and using the scouring pad ensure there were no bumps or loose pieces of grout on the tiles.

I then rolled on the paint (which really whiffs despite it being low odour, so wear a mask and keep windows open wide) and left it to dry for 24 hours.

Due to Chunk only being at nursery for 3 hours at a time, I did this over the course of two days as I didn't want him in the flat whilst I was doing it due to the fumes.

I even used it for the floor, which is also tiled, as it was so grubby despite my regular scrubbings of it. I used two and half tins of the paint in total, including on the floor, and only needed to do one coat which was brilliant.

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Before and After

I love how it looks, because it's really brightened up the bathroom and made it look bigger. I especially love my new, upcycled sink unit (see how I made that here) and think it works well with the new tiles.

I'm thinking of using the same wallpaper that's on the unit and putting it on the bath panel, and my next job is to paint my bath. The bath is in an awful state as the previous owners painted it with various things and I hate it, but again cannot afford a new bath and the price to fit it. I've bought a £50 paint that's supposed to be good for baths, but it is REALLY smelly, so going to have to wait for the warm weather for that one!

What do you think so far?

I was sent the Rustoleum Tile Transformation Kit to test. No payment was received and all opinions are honest and my own. 

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