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Bathroom gets a cosmetic makeover

When I saw this bathroom makeover on Live Love DIY it immediately brought to mind that it can be affordable and easy to give any bathroom a cosmetic makeover using paint and accessories.


Bathrooms tend to be one of those rooms in a home that receive the least attention when decorating, despite the fact that bathrooms are high on the list of rooms you should invest in to keep them modern and fresh. Virginia at Live Love DIY gave her bathroom an affordable cosmetic makeover using paint and accessories.

A lot of our bathrooms are not tiled floor to ceiling, especially older bathrooms, and paint allows you to add colours that you love, or colours that are trendy, to give any bathroom an instant facelift. Simply pop into your local Prominent Paints store to collect some paint swatches to try out in the room to find the perfect wall colour.

You will need paint for walls and possibly paint for trim and furniture, so speak to the sales staff about the right paints to use for your project. Also discuss the condition of the walls and whether or not you need products to do repairs or damp proofing, as you can buy everything you need at Prominent Paints.

In her makeover, Virginia painted the walls in a deep grey colour that is modern without feeling too dark. The colour also ties in nicely with the new shower curtain and decorative mirror above the sink. Originally a bronze colour, the mirror was sprayed in a silver finish to bring some glam into the bathroom. The silver also mirrors the finish of the taps and accessories in the room.

Your local Builders Warehouse stocks a wide range of Rust-Oleum spay products, including Universal spray paint in Silver Nickel or Titanium Silver

The old, wooden bathroom vanity was lightly sanded and then painted with oil-based enamel to give it a new look and protect it from water damage. The outside of the cabinet was painted white and a dark grey applied to the drawers, tying the bathroom vanity in with colours used in the space. New hardware in brushed nickel complete the look. 

There are specially formulated grout renew products that allow you to paint over stained or grubby grout without having to go through the mess of replacing grout. These products are applied over the existing grout, easily and quickly, and instantly refresh floors and walls. So, if tiles are still in good condition and you have no immediate plans to rip out and replace wall and floor tiles, consider applying a grout renew product instead. 

With its dark grey walls, refreshed grout and crisp white accessories, this bathroom looks up to date and ready for use and goes to show that sometimes even small changes can have a big impact and you don't always have to spend a fortune for a new look. 


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