Help me fix my bathroom!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I haven’t personally done it, but you can paint tile with the right tools. Look for some tutorials on painting bathroom tiles. I think all white would look great and very crisp. Or see how much it’d cost to have a professional refinish the tile. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/asktoh/question/0,,20210751,00.html 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

FutureMrsK2014:  If you don’t like the tile why not rip it out (along with the backer board)? You could do it yourself fairly easily (yay youtube) then hire someone to come in and refinish the walls with regular ol flat drywall so you could paint it yourself too… 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

FutureMrsK2014:  I got an adorable basket weave tile that I am doing with a marble trim at Low’s and it was reasonable.  It would work well with that type of sink and the wall tile, I think.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Keep in mind, we just started laying it and it hasn’t been grouted or cleaned up, but this will give you an idea.  We are doing the same type of sink.  My husband is a contractor, so he laid it himself.  This is a tiny half bath so the floor is small, but you could do it in a larger space.  The basket weaves really look cool and since we got the tile at Lowe’s, it didn’t break the bank.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  NavyBee.
Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think we are going to tile the wall at this point, although I would like to tile it about 2/3 of the way up.  We are remodeling our entire house, and in the interest of time, I just don’t think we will get to it yet.  I am sorry the picture is so bad.  The tile is dirty and not grouted yet.  He was just laying it when I took the pic.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  NavyBee.
Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I really think you could do something like that and get some vintage looking accessories and your bathroom would be cute.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

FutureMrsK2014:  Thank you!  That is funny.  I am in Lexington.  Where are you?  My house is being remodeled due to an unfortunate water pipe burst!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FutureMrsK2014:  If you just want somthing inexpensive and temporaray, paint the walls.

When I bought my condo the walls were Pepto Bismol pink and the floor tiles were blue! The fixtures were beige! Somebody must have found a great sale somewhere when they chose the tile. I could’t afford to redo it all right away so I painted the walls including the tile, and just re-tiled the floor.

To paint the tile, you need to sand it a bit just so the shine is gone, Then use Zinsser Bullseye Primer. It adheres to anything and your paint adheres to it.

The bathroom looked so nice I didn’t redo it for 5 years, and we didn’t have a single bit of peeling or chipping.

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Personally I would take the tile off all the way… but I don’t know if you are willing to tackle that. 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FutureMrsK2014:  Just an ordinary sanding block. You don’t have to take off everything, you are just trying to give the primer some”tooth” to grip.

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