One Room Challenge: Guest Bath Reveal!

It’s finally here, week six of the One Room Challenge and I’ve been working away at updating our Guest Bathroom, DIY style. Are you ready for some awesome before and afters?!?

BEFORE

Here are the before photos- take a look. The bathroom isn’t terrible. It’s builder basic- basic lights, mirror, builder cabinet, and beige vinyl flooring. Okay, maybe it’s terrible. But we’ve fixed that now so keep on scrolling!

 One Room Challenge: Guest Bath Reveal! 

In case you missed it here’s a recap of the previous weeks:

Week 1- Inspiration

Week 2- DIY Painted Vanity

Week 3- Painting Vinyl Floors

Week 4– Floor Stenciling Tips

REVEAL

The time has come to show off how this amazing project turned out. Starting from the top down, the light fixture and mirror were replaced with beautiful black and gold fixtures. The vanity is painted navy blue in a custom mix by General Finishes. 

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A great way to see the transformation is with a side by side.

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There’s no way to say it- toilets aren’t the most beautiful things to look at, but a great way to give the bathroom a pulled together look is by adding artwork and greenery above the throne. 

Tip: Throw a handful of lavender Epsom salts into a decorative cup and your bathroom will smell as relaxing as it feels.

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If you’ve kept up with my Instagram stories, you’ve seen the wallpaper poll. While I didn’t want to wallpaper the entire bathroom, a little navy and gold to tie in the vanity was just what these open shelves needed. You voted YES to wallpaper and this pattern overwhelmingly won. It’s perfect for this space. {Wallpaper: Devine Color Celestial available at Target}

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Check out those floors!!! The stenciled black Cutting Edge Nola Stencil on crisp white is a huge upgrade from the beige vinyl flooring that is underneath all of that paint. 

Hand painted cement tiles are in style right now and this gives the floor a hand painted tiled look without the cost of tile or hand painted tile.

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I LOVE LOVE this light fixture. I went to the lighting showroom to search for the perfect light and this fixture tied in the gold/brass mixed metal colors throughout the bathroom perfectly.

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#Anthrofinds Lastly, I found these gems at Anthropoligie and I fell in love. They are solid yet delicate looking and coordinate perfectly with the other mixed metals in this bathroom.

One of the challenges of this bathroom is that there isn’t any wall space for a towel bar. The window takes up all wall space (but I wouldn’t trade that natural light for anything) so using shelves and towel hooks was a great alternative.

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While I would LOVE a fully tiled shower and floor, as well as a new toilet and faucets, this bathroom update was a DIY budget makeover and I wanted to create something that was reproducible by anyone wanting to make a few updates on their own with a small budget.

So, here’s the source list and budget breakdown:

light fixture: Ferguson Park Harbor “Mooretown” $150

mirror: 28″ Project 62 from Target $40

wallpaper: Devine Color Celestial from Target $30

shelf: Lowes Delta Shelf $35

shower curtain: Home goods $14

woven baskets: Target $12

succulents and eucalyptus: Hobby Lobby $10

floral framed photo: Hobby Lobby $15

tile stencil + foam roller: Cutting Edge Stencils Nola $16

paint: $150

Sherwin Williams-

floor and porch primer $27

Minwax polycrylic finish $24

Notre Dame wall paint $55

General Finishes: Lamp Black and Klein Blue $40

All Painting Supplies: Gifted by HANDy Paint 

hand soap and towel: Target $8 + $3

Total: $493

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Do you love our DIY updates as much as I do? Drop your favorite part in the comments!!

In case you missed my Instagram posts see them here under the highlights. Check out the reveals from featured designers, and don’t miss out on the guest participants!

How to Paint Vinyl Floors – One Room Challenge, Week 4: Guest Bathroom Update

It’s week four of the One Room Challenge and I have chosen to update our Guest Bathroom. I have six weeks to complete a room, which I will share DIY updates along the way, saving the big reveal for week six! #oneroomchallenge

As part of my bathroom makeover, I am painting and stenciling the bathroom floors as a cost effective alternative to tiling. Check out the inspiration and progress list; the tutorial for painting the floor will be at the bottom of the post!

THE PROGRESS

I am starting to feel the pressure to get everything on the list done. Luckily, things are getting checked off the list. I added a few more small projects, including wallpapering behind the shelf and having a few more holes to patch than anticipated. 
I finally got the floors primed and I have a scheduled sitter for Friday to paint the stencil design. That should catch me up and only leave decorating and photo shooting, which I can handle. 

  1. declutter & deep clean
  2. remove all wall fixtures & cabinet doors
  3. paint walls
  4. paint baseboards
  5. paint & seal vanity cabinet
  6. degloss, sand, and prime floor
  7. wallpaper behind open shelving*
  8. paint, stencil & seal floor
  9. patch holes in wall and repaint*
  10. install mirror
  11. install lighting
  12. install new hardware
  13. hang shower curtain
  14. install towel hooks & style shelves
  15. style counter

In case you missed it here are week 1, week 2, and week 3 and here is the inspiration for the bathroom update. Navy and mixed metals all the way! 

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BEFORE

As a reminder, here are the before photos. I know the room isn’t terrible, it’s just terribly outdated and a little messy (you should see the hallway where said mess has been displaced to).

  

UPDATES

This weekend was Anthropologie’s Anthro Day sale, so I headed to Richmond to see what they had. Luckily they had a great selection of towel hooks in the back and as always, they were more than happy to bring out a sampling of what they had and I picked through them. I chose these two brushed gold hooks with a mirror to mimic the round vanity mirror and pink glass for a touch of feminine in the bathroom. I like that they are different, but complement each other. I am ecstatic to hang them!!  

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The floors are finally primed. As of last week I was starting to panic about the timeline. Six weeks is a short time to get everything done between waiting on ordered fixtures/furniture and finding the time to do the work yourself when you have a day job and kids in tow. On Saturday, my husband volunteered to watch the baby all day and my MIL took our five year old to the pumpkin patch. It freed me up to prime the floors and baseboards and start on the stenciling.

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you saw the first steps of priming- cutting in, then rolling the floors with white porch paint primer. 

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In case you missed my Instagram posts about it, I chose the Cutting Edge Nola Stencil for the floor. It is a really thick, great quality stencil and came with full instructions and tips for using the stencil. I cannot wait for the floors to be finished. They are going to blow the room out of the water! 

TUTORIAL: DIY GUIDE TO PAINTING VINYL FLOORING

In preparation for my vinyl stenciling, I’ll leave you with some DIY tips to help you out. 

  1. Clean floors with TSP (wear gloves and goggles). Wipe after with water on a microfiber cloth. 
  2. Lightly sand vinyl floors and wipe again with damp microfiber cloth. Dry floors.
  3. Prime with Sherwin Williams Floor and Porch primer. This was highly recommended to me for making sure the floors stay durable and don’t chip, bubble or peel. It is around $27 a can, but definitely worth the price. 
    1. Make sure you have freshly cleaned the floors. Tape off the baseboards or any fixtures you don’t want primed. I primed the trim also.
    2. Cut in. Paint the trim (optional) and floor around the edges of the room with an angled brush. 
    3. Roll the floors with a thin even coat. You will likely need 2-3 coats to cover the existing vinyl. Start in the back corner and work your way of the room. Don’t paint yourself into a corner!
    4. Let dry for approx 4 hours. Roll another coat of primer and let dry. Repeat if needed. It will depend on the texture and color of your flooring as to how many coats you will need to cover it fully. You don’t want any of the existing vinyl showing through. 
    5. Continue to next step if you will be stenciling the floor.
  4. Stencil with General Finishes milk paint and a firm 5″ roller. I have done a ton of painting and General Finishes Milk Paint does a fantastic job with coverage and not showing brushstrokes or amateur painting mistakes. It is really forgiving. I just adore it. You can also now get it on Amazon which is awesome! (Disclosure* This is an Affiliate Link, but it won’t cost you more!)
    1. For the stenciling, I used Cutting Edge Stencils. I ordered the 8″ Nola pattern and a roller.
    2. With the floor properly primed, spray the back of the stencil with removable spray adhesive to avoid pulling up any base coat paint. Never mask over freshly dried paint – the tape will pull it up. Mask off the baseboards, and those surfaces that will not be stenciled. Burnish (rub down) the edge of the tape for a cleaner line with less paint seepage. Always remove your masking tape slowly, pulling it an an angle.
    3. Position your stencil in a way that full tiles are in the most visible area (like as soon as you enter the room) and any cutoff tiles are hidden in the back and corners of the room. You may want to use a light colored chalk line or chalk pencil to give yourself a basic grid to follow so your rows stay square.
    4. Stencil with a dense foam roller.   Pour your stencil paint into a tray or plate and EVENLY load your Dense foam roller by rolling it a few times back and forth through the poured paint. You don’t want a blotchy looking roller. Once your stencil roller is evenly saturated with paint, off load the excess paint by rolling it a couple times on folded paper towels. If the roller leaves stripy lines on the paper towels, reload the roller so it’s evenly coated and then off load it again on your folded paper towels. The roller should appear somewhat dry. It’s always better to have less paint on your roller because too much paint can cause paint seepage under the stencil.

      Start rolling and slowly build up paint coverage using light to medium pressure. Don’t push too hard as this can cause paint bleed under the stencil. Carefully un-tape and pull back a corner of the tile stencil to see if your paint coverage is satisfactory. Continue stenciling. Reload and off load the roller as necessary.
    5. Carefully remove the finished stencil and use the built in registration to align your next stencil repeat. If you’re stenciling over existing tiles, simply center the stencil on your next tile. Most Cutting Edge Stencils have a built in registration that makes alignment easy and intuitive. This means that the stencil aligns with previously stenciled elements. 
  5. Seal with Minwax Polycrylic Finish which can also be purchased at Sherwin Williams. I talked with the paint guys and discussed as well as tried samples of the Polycrylic (water based) and Polyurethane sealers and because the Polyurethane has a slight amber tint we agreed it was best to go with the Polycrylic because it is completely clear. With a 3-4 coats, it should hold up just as well. 
  6. Have the proper supplies: large rolling tray for priming with liner, Handy Pro Pail and liner for the stencil paint color. To help out my super ambitious One Room Challenge, HANDy Paint was kind enough to gift me painting supplies- paint pail, liners, rolling tray, handy tray and liners. A HUGE shout out to HANDY PAINT for the swag– Thanks!! They loaded me up with all I will need to complete this project and I must say I am ecstatic. Clean up will be a breeze. And we all know I struggle with the clean up part.  

A Few More Tips

  • Do thin layers and wait for them to dry. Stenciling will inherently have a stenciled look- not completely filled in, a hand painted appearance. Use a little bit of paint at a time. Go back for more layers after it dries. Touch up any bleeding with your primer.
  • Use a dense firm roller instead of a fluffy roller. The firmer the less it will hold paint, meaning it won’t bleed and take forever to dry. Again, thin layers are best. 
  • To move along quicker, buy two identical stencils and work on every other block, painting yourself out of the room.

 

Come back next Wednesday for a progress post and a full photo tutorial of the stenciling. This week I’m going to finish painting and patching holes in the wall from previous fixtures. Check out my Instagram Stories to see updates and some DIY tips along the way!

Check out progress from featured designers below, and don’t miss out on the guest participants!

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One Room Challenge Week 3: Guest Bathroom Update

I’ve joined the One Room Challenge to update our Guest Bathroom and we are on week three of six weeks to complete a room, which I will share DIY updates along the way, saving the big reveal for week six! #oneroomchallenge

THE PROGRESS

Well as you can see, my to do list is as long as they come and I am on a short timeline to complete it all in a matter of weeks. 

  1. declutter & deep clean
  2. remove all wall fixtures & cabinet doors
  3. paint walls
  4. paint baseboards
  5. paint & seal vanity cabinet
  6. degloss, sand, and prime floor
  7. paint, stencil & seal floor
  8. install mirror
  9. install lighting
  10. install new hardware
  11. hang shower curtain
  12. install towel hooks & style shelves
  13. style counter

In case you missed it here are week 1 and week 2, and here is the inspiration for the bathroom update. Navy and mixed metals all the way! 

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BEFORE

As a reminder, here is the before photo. It’s not horrible, it’s just basic and BORING!

  

 

UPDATES

It is really starting to come together. The vanity is painted, sealed and dry. The walls have fresh paint and fixtures are ready to go. If you have been following along on Instagram, I put up a poll for you to vote on whether I should wallpaper behind the open shelving. You decided overwhelmingly that I SHOULD wallpaper so I added that project to the list. 

I posted a few different wallpaper samples and left it up to you to choose. I chose the most popular, but I am saving the photos for the final reveal!! (I will post the choices below and you can guess which one won!)

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By now the floor should be primed and baseboards touched up, but I haven’t started. I do non profit and accounting work by day which has been keeping me busy.

I am hoping to start on the floor priming and stenciling today and tomorrow. I know it will be the most time consuming part of this project, so I am budgeting my time accordingly.

In case you missed my Instagram posts about it, I chose the Cutting Edge Nola Stencil for the floor. It is a really thick, great quality stencil and came with full instructions and tips for using the stencil. I cannot wait for the floors to be finished. They are going to blow the room out of the water!

TIPS FOR STENCILING VINYL 

In preparation for my vinyl stenciling, I’ll leave you with some DIY tips to help you out. 

  • Clean floors with TSP (wear gloves and goggles). Wipe after with water on a microfiber cloth. 
  • Lightly sand vinyl floors and wipe again with damp microfiber cloth. Dry floors.
  • Prime with Sherwin Williams Floor and Porch primer. This was highly recommended to me for making sure the floors stay durable and don’t chip, bubble or peel. It is around $27 a can, but definitely worth the price. 
  • Stencil with General Finishes milk paint and a firm 5″ roller. I have done a ton of painting and General Finishes Milk Paint does a fantastic job with coverage and not showing brushstrokes or amateur painting mistakes. It is really forgiving. I just adore it. You can also now get it on Amazon which is awesome! (Disclosure* This is an Affiliate Link, but it won’t cost you more!)
  • Seal with Minwax Polycrylic Finish which can also be purchased at Sherwin Williams. I talked with the paint guys and discussed as well as tried samples of the Polycrylic (water based) and Polyurethane sealers and because the Polyurethane has a slight amber tint we agreed it was best to go with the Polycrylic because it is completely clear. With a few coats, it should hold up just as well. 
  • Have the proper supplies: large rolling tray for priming with liner, Handy Pro Pail and liner for the stencil paint color. To help out my super ambitious One Room Challenge, HANDy Paint was kind enough to gift me painting supplies- paint pail, liners, rolling tray, handy tray and liners. A HUGE shout out to HANDY PAINT for the swag– Thanks!! They loaded me up with all I will need to complete this project and I must say I am ecstatic. Clean up will be a breeze. And we all know I struggle with the clean up part.  (here’s a photo I snapped of my super helpful little with her paint pail!)
  • Do thin layers and wait for them to dry. Stenciling will inherently have a stenciled look- not completely filled in, a hand painted appearance. Use a little bit of paint at a time. Go back for more layers after it dries. Touch up any bleeding with your primer.
  • Use a dense firm roller instead of a fluffy roller. The firmer the less it will hold paint, meaning it won’t bleed and take forever to dry. Again, thin layers are best. 
  • To move along quicker, buy two identical stencils and work on every other block, painting yourself out of the room.

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Come back next Wednesday for a progress post and more stenciling tips. This week I’m going to finish painting and patching holes in the wall from previous fixtures. Check out my Instagram Stories to see updates and some DIY tips along the way!

Check out progress from featured designers below, and don’t miss out on the guest participants!

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DIY Guest Bathroom Reno!- One Room Challenge Week 2

I’ve joined the One Room Challenge to update our Guest Bathroom and we are on week two of six weeks to complete a room, which I will share DIY updates along the way, saving the big reveal for week six!

THE PROGRESS

Well as you can see, my to do list is as long as they come and I am on a short timeline to complete it all in a matter of weeks.

  1. declutter & deep clean
  2. remove all wall fixtures & cabinet doors
  3. paint walls
  4. paint baseboards
  5. paint & seal vanity cabinet
  6. degloss, sand, and prime floor
  7. paint, stencil & seal floor
  8. install mirror
  9. install lighting
  10. install new hardware
  11. hang shower curtain
  12. install towel hooks & style shelves
  13. style counter

In case you missed it last week, here is the inspiration for the bathroom update. I am on a white and navy trend so I will be styling it accordingly. To save money, I am doing as many of the upgrades myself and for the few tasks I’ve never done, I will call in the help of one of the dad’s (both my dad and F-I-L were builders/contractors).

I will try to video/tutorial all of the bits and pieces so that after the reveal, I can post the how-to’s for you.

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BEFORE

As a reminder, here is the before photo. BORING!

UPDATES

This week I checked off some of the cleaning and painting. Everything was prepped, cleaned, sanded and ready for paint. First coats have gone on. My helper had a little run in with the cabinet, but luckily we cleaned it up quite easily.

The shelving area is painted and I’m using it to hold supplies until I put the shelves back together and store the actual towels and guest bath toiletries.

Even though it is an awkward space it actually makes for great storage.

The second coat on the cabinets is dry and today I’ll put on a third coat and seal them. I’ll add hardware and put the doors back on.

I’m thrilled with the deep color. It’s the perfect navy for this bathroom.

PAINTING TIPS

I really love using General Finishes Milk Paint for furniture. For the vanity, I was going for Navy Blue. The General Finishes paint goes on really smooth, dries quickly and holds up well. It can be hard to find a smooth paint on wood. A lot of times the grain will show as texture in a negative way.

As far as DIY’ing goes, General Finishes is the way to go. You can brush, roll, or spray the paint on.

Also, to help out my super ambitious One Room Challenge, HANDy Paint was kind enough to gift me painting supplies- paint pail, liners, rolling tray, handy tray and liners. A HUGE shout out to HANDY PAINT for the swag– Thanks!! They loaded me up with all I will need to complete this project and I must say I am ecstatic. Clean up will be a breeze. And we all know I struggle with the clean up part.

Alright, on to my painting tips:

  1. Tape. Tape off the floor and walls. In these photos I haven’t yet taped, but before getting close to the walls and floor, I taped with Scotch Blue Painters Tape.
  2. Arm yourself with good supplies. See below.
  3. Wooster Brush. Best. Can’t beat it. I have a 2″ and a 3″ angled brush.
  4. Handy Paint Pail with liners. Not only the perfect size for DIY projects, the clear liners make it easy to custom mix color and be able to see the color. And even better, they added a magnet to the inside top to hold the brush. GENIUS.
  5. Thin, even coats of paint. Paint in the same direction with long strokes. Don’t worry if it looks like it doesn’t fully cover. By the third coat it should have full coverage with no problems.
  6. Smooth out any blobs and drips right away.

Come back next Wednesday for a progress post. This week I’m going to finish painting and caulking and hopefully hang some of the fixtures. Check out my Instagram Stories to see updates and some DIY tips along the way!

Check out progress from featured designers below, and don’t miss out on the guest participants!

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