I’ve been very busy this week doing some home renovations! I am so happy with how the bathroom makeover went I wanted to share how I achieved a whole new look for less than £100.
The bathroom was in need of a little face lift but as I am living in a rented property I didn’t want to spend thousands putting a new bathroom in.
So read on to find out how I transformed my bathroom for less than £100.
As you can see the bathroom before – I had some rather fetching 70s style blue floral tiles. How these were ever on trend I don’t know but seemingly they were very popular!
I was very lucky in that although old and not to my taste, the tiles themselves were in very good condition. They had been put on to a high standard previously and grouted really well. The prep work to my redecoration was therefore quite minimal.
I gave the bathroom a good deep clean, ensuring all tiles were clear of any soap scum or geese.
I went over with a sugar soap to be sure and make nothing remained and dried the tiles throughly.
Now it was time to paint!
The tile paint I used is the V33 Renovation Anthracite Satin Wall tile & panelling paint, it was really easy to follow the instructions on the tin. Once the tiles were properly cleaned and dried I mixed the sachet of activator into the paint and mixed for 5 minutes.
Note: once the paint has been activated it must be used within 10 days.
Working in small sections I then painted a thin layer straight onto the tiles using a foam roller and a brush making sure to get an even coverage and no drip marks! Then it’s a waiting game, you need to wait 6 hours in between coats.
This is one coat in, as you can see it’s a little wishy washy but never fear the second coat will sort it all out!
Once the second coat applied and you have your desired look you need to wait a further 48 hours before getting the paint wet. A bit of a pain if you only have the one bathroom but well worth it for a new, fresh looking bathroom.
I am so so happy with the final look of the tiles they look so good. A week on were back to using the bathroom as normal and it’s great! I must admit I was scared it would all wash off but it’s stayed firmly put.
I also painted the remaining tiles with a regular bathroom paint and updated all the bathroom accessories for the final finishing touches.
And that is how I renovated my bathroom for less than £100! I hope this post has been helpful to anyone looking to make a quick update on a budget.
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