Okay, we admit it: the 'before' on the left hand side of this bathroom makeover isn't at all bad. In fact, many of us would be happy with that as our 'after'. But it didn't suit Carla Elliman when she moved into her new home – and she was determined to give it a brand new look on a very low budget.
'The bathroom had been recently done when I moved in so I couldn’t justify ripping it all out because there was nothing wrong with it, just the BEIGE!' says Carla. '[The beige] isn’t me at all! So I set to work planning out a bright and breezy monochrome room that was way more to my liking.'
Scroll down to see how Carla tackled the bathroom makeover – taking on the task of painting tiles, both on the floors and the walls. And when you're done, find more inspiration in our bathroom ideas feature – and at @carlaelliman (opens in new tab) on Insta.
The original floor tiles in Carla's bathroom (above) were the much-hated shade of beige she mentions above. She used Rust-Oleum floor tile paint (opens in new tab) to first paint then stencil over the beige to create a more traditional appeal with bags of interested. The stencil was from Dizzy Duck Designs (opens in new tab).
'I’m shamelessly sharing a bird's eye view of our new hand painted bathroom floor again today because the long and the short of it is that I just love it! I put my heart and soul into stenciling it; I really feel like when you put all the work in yourself it’s so much more rewarding and makes you appreciate your spaces more doesn’t it?!' she says.
Carla didn't stop at painting the wall tiles alone – she gave them a modern, geometric finish by taking a black grout pen (opens in new tab) (you can buy these on Amazon) to the grout, too. To finish, Carla used Rust-Oleum All Surface Paint in matt black (opens in new tab) to paint the radiator, toilet seat and bath board, too.
The shelving unit is from Wayfair – you can shop all Wayfair's decorative ladder shelves here (opens in new tab).
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