You see, I’ve been contemplating painting our main bathroom for years now, it was painted a dark purple color by the previous owners and like most things that happen when you are raising young children – it gets put off for a while. Honestly the entire house needs an update – it’s got all of the ‘fabulous’ (I say this with a touch of sarcasm) red oak stain and brassy colored fixtures that were made famous in the 90’s. Painting though, is one of the easiest and cheapest things to do to update a room, so I finally did it!
Is it time to give your bathroom an affordable new look? Here are four easy ideas on how you can do this:
1. Update the paint – you can change the color, like I did, or just repaint the same color to brighten it up and give it a fresh new look.
2. Change out your old soap – new Softsoap Liquid Foaming hand soaps are a fun soap with an clean look that smell amazing, and freshens up your sink (goodbye old bar soaps!)
3. Find some new accessories – things like shower curtains, rugs, and candles can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom.
4. Flooring and staining – if you have a little extra time and money on your hands you can easily update the bathroom with new flooring and by re-staining the cabinets which can completely change the way your bathroom feels!
We then purchased 8 2x4x12’s and 8 2x4x8’s and the guys at the store were kind enough to cut the 8 footers down to 5 feet for us, which saved us a bunch of time. We already had the screws to assemble the frame, but I did buy some chicken wire to keep all of the random bunnies we seem to have away.
After day one I came in, cleaned up and sat down exhausted. I don’t normally watch too much television, but I do surf the internet probably more than I should, and I remembered I had an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my online pocket, so I did a little late night shopping and stocked up on Tom’s Deodorant – since I have that long DIY list that’s going to be forcing me to work in the heat a lot.
- Buy and install a new screen door
- Build a raised garden (hint – this one will be on the blog soon!)
- Stain the fence and decks
- Tile the bathrooms and repaint the walls
- Clean the bedroom carpets
- Repaint the house
- Fix our garage door – so it will actually work!
- Clean the garage and organize it
- Finish building the play structure for the kids
- SOMEDAY lay hardwood flooring down
- Create a chalkboard wall that I can hang on our fence for the kids
- Mulch the yard
I am now in countdown mode for the last day of school and summer to officially begin! Noah’s preschool graduation (his participation) was so cute last night (I’ll share pictures soon!) and then the girls will officially be on break June 11th!