DIY Bathroom Update


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When I moved into my home, I was faced with an obstacle that many owners of 1960s ranch houses encounter: a pink bathroom. Decked out with pink tile, dated wallpaper and an unattractive fluorescent vanity light fixture, there was definite room for improvement in this bath. Time for a mini-overhaul…on a mini-budget, of course.

First, the simple task of removing the old wallpaper and painting the walls a clean, neutral color set the scene for the bathroom revamp.

Next, the light fixture had to go. Once the old light fixture was removed, the remaining screw holes were patched and a more contemporary vanity light was installed along with new light switches.

Then came the job of framing the large mirror with a few pieces of trim. Once cut to size,
the trim was attached the edge of the mirror and minor gaps were filled with caulking. Topped off with a couple coats of white paint and the vanity mirror makeover was a wrap for under $20.

Finally, the I painted the vanity cabinets black and added new brushed nickel hardware to help bring this bathroom up-to-date.  Topped off with a few accessories, this dated, pink bathroom morphed into an ultra-girly retreat.

– Cara Wilkerson writes the real estate and home improvement blog Live the Home Life.

Photo Credits: Live the Home Life

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