Easy + Affordable Master Bathroom Transformation
The Master Bathroom went from my least favorite room in the house to my escape room in a matter of a month (if you’re a mom you know how important an escape room can be)! I can’t believe just a few simple changes made such an impact and even more that I did it all on my own!
But, enough with all my blabbering…let’s see those before pics shall we!
- Painted Cabinets and Installed Concealed Hinges
- Installed Waterproof Vinyl Click + Lock Planks over existing tile
- Installed new baseboards and trimmed out cabinets
- Painted shower tile and tub surround
- Epoxy’d tub and shower floor
- Painted walls
- Hung new mirrors and installed Ultra Shelf floating shelves
I plan on doing thorough tutorials on the flooring and painting and epoxying over the next month, so keep a look out for those! I usually blame my lack of blogging on the kids, but truth is its just me and my procrastination!
I lightly sanded, primed, painted, buffed and sealed the cabinets. It seems like a lot of work, but its necessary for a quality finish that won’t chip! Don’t skimp on the prep work! I also updated our hinges to these concealed hinges. This was one of two things that I really think updated the look of the cabinets. Non-concealed hinges are a dead give away for old/dated cabinets. The other thing I did that I feel upgraded the cabinets was install the shoe molding around them to create a more “builtin” look.
The hinges weren’t the easiest to install, but I ordered a concealed hinge jig that really helped. And I spent way too many hours watching how-to videos until I decided to just wing it!
Cabinet color is “Night Train” by Benjamin Moore. I used a $9 sample can for both vanities.
I ordered this vintage turkish runner from my go-to shop for oriental rugs, I’ll link it HERE!
I updated the floors using click and lock luxury vinyl. I went with the plank style and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The vinyl is completely waterproof making it perfect to put in a bathroom and it is thin, so I was able to install it right over our existing tile, which saved a lot of time not having to demo the entire floor.
Installing the click and lock was incredibly easy. I have no experience installing flooring of any kind and I was able to do the entire floor completely on my own. I left a 1/4″ gap around to allow room for the planks to expand and contract with the weather. The gaps were covered under the new baseboards I installed and I used a white silicone caulk to cover the edges where the tub and shower meet the floor.
All in all, I’m just happy the almond/yellow tile is gone!
Supplies for floor:
- Vinyl Plank Flooring (I used 3 boxes, costing a little over $150 for the entire floor)
- Utility Knife
- Rubber Mallet
- Measuring Tape
I played around with the planks before getting started. It helped to figure out the overlay I wanted for the repeat and also get a hang of the click and lock motion.
Use a utility knife to cut boards to size needed, this was honestly the hardest part and it was only difficult because I used a dull blade for 75% of the floor. Once I upgraded my knife it was a breeze!
Use the rubber mallet to secure a tight connection between the planks.
Painting Tile + Epoxy Shower Floor and Tub
This isn’t my first rodeo when it comes to painting tile and using Appliance Epoxy. You can check out my last floor painting project here! I have a full tutorial there and lots of tips on how to paint tile!
Always prep your tile. You’ll want to lightly sand and clean with a degreaser.
- Appliance Epoxy
- Rustoleum Floor Paint
- Sand Paper
- Krud Kutter – degreaser
- Nap Roller
- Paint brush
Paint was the first thing I did in the space, but it feels like a finishing touch when I take a step back and breathe this space in. I went with Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams and had it lightened 25%.
The real icing on the cake was adding custom floating shelves by Ultra Shelf. I went with the White Oak shelf with a hidden bracket. Everything about the process was easy. I simply measured my space, applied my dimensions and got the perfect shelf custom to my space. They can even create your shelf to your desired thickness.
The hidden brackets are so genius! It was quite honestly the easiest shelf I’ve ever hung, which would shock you if you could feel the weight of these shelves!
The process to install was fairly straight forward.
- Mark your studs
- Make sure your bracket is level. Level bracket = Level shelf
- Secure bracket by drilling into studs, be sure to anchor it if you can’t find a stud
- Line up the bracket with the holes in the back of the shelf
- Slide shelf into position