Today is the first day of Spring and for me, it is time to do a little updating, especially in the Master Bath.
Earlier we painted the room a light gray and white.
And I did not like the tan travertine tiles that surrounded the tub.
………the colors just clashed and since the bathroom had not been painted since we moved in….all the “flaws” with the previous treatment really stood out.
By treatment, I mean the walls had been wall papered and sort of decoupaged.
I didn’t like it, but was at a loss as to how to deal with it.
I knew removing the decoupage would take hours and hours….and I wasn’t even sure if I could make it work.
The colors on the walls were a variegated tan, brown and beige.
So I decided to plunge in and paint over the decoupage.
I consulted my son who is a professional painter living in the Midwest and he agreed.
Painting over the “treatment” was about the best move to make.
And since I had painted the tan travertine tile backsplash in the kitchen….I decided to grab my handy dandy paintbrush and paint and go to work on the bath tub tiles.
The first thing I did…. was I used the special marble looking contact paper on the ledges and shelves, as I did on the fireplace surround tiles.
If you missed that DIY post, you can see it here.
Then, I started with the same procedure of cleaning the tile and letting it dry overnight.
I applied the primer and I was already seeing the future brightness that I was looking for.
The primer made a huge difference as you can see in the above photo with just one coat of primer.
However, I did add two coats of primer because the tiles were so dark.
By the time I finished with three coats of paint, I was very happy.
I am still not finished as I have a few other projects to work on for this master bath.
I have had a chandelier sitting (still in the box) in the garage for months.
And a few other improvements involving the mirrors, etc.
I wanted to share what I have done so far as it is such a big improvement.
Please pardon the photos as there was not a lot of light in this room when I was photographing my changes.
Trust me to tell you that it is so much brighter in that room.
The tile is now a bright white.
Have a great week….and a Blessed one.