Monday, December 5, 2011


This is our bathroom now after the second renovation...

This is what our bathroom looked like when we bought the house...

And if you remember, this is what our bathroom looked like after the first renovation...

Before you call me crazy, I want you to read on and find out why I renovated again.

Don't get me wrong,  I  loved the original renovation.  My problems?

The wallpaper
{water stains - cringe}

There is nothing wrong with the wallpaper itself.  In fact, I would highly recommend it especially for renters.  It really is an "easychange".  It peels right off without leaving any marks.

My regret is not foreseeing the lack of a back splash for my vanity.  The water marks just drove me crazy.  Plus, I would probably leave the wallpaper installation to a professional next time.

I wanted to replace the wallpaper with another graphic pattern without dealing with water marks so I used the Zamira Allover stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.  

Next, the hex tiles 

{dirty! another cringe}

(This is after sweeping, mopping and scrubbing! 
 My mistake?  Using an off white grout and getting an unglazed tile.)

I was ready to replace the tiles when I saw this product at home depot

It is the traffic master allure resilient vinyl flooring.
The best part is the easy installation.
It goes on top of your existing flooring.

and it is so easy to clean!

I also replaced the gold mirror with the faux bamboo mirror from the living room.  (I'll post more on the living room later, It looks different now!)

Not bad for pretty inexpensive fixes, right?


Unknown said...

I like the second look of your bathroom much better! It looks more calming!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You know I used those same hex floor tiles with white grout and hated it because of the dirt and staining issues. Gray grout is so much better. Glad I found your blog. We're renovating (yet again) on a teeny tiny budget, too!

Lisa @ Lisa Moves said...

The old look was nice, but the new look is even better. I love the stencil.

SHERRY HART said... first...from afar I thought why??? But after your closeups...I understood. It looks great. I have yet to try a stencil but this one is pretty convincing!

Suzy said...

This looks amazing Charmaine!!! I'm so excited for my stencil arrive so I can get to work. Do you have any tips for stenciling? You did such a great job.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Hi! I'm doing research on this exact flooring and considering installing it throughout my home instead of engineered wood flooring, but I'm not sure because some people say it starts to buckle after some time. Since this post was from 2011 I'm curious if you would share whether it's held up and if you would use it again? Thanks!! BTW the bathroom looks great!


Related Posts with Thumbnails