This is our hall bathroom that the kids and guests use. I wanted it to be colorful and fun, especially with a temporary remodel, because I could! Without further ado, here is what the bathroom looked like BEFORE. Black trim, black vanity cabinets, butter yellow laminate countertops, trellis vinyl flooring and cheesy, builder light fixtures.
I started by hiring myself (haha) to make a design board so I could visualize what I wanted. Here's what I came up with and I feel like the vision really came together the way I wanted.
I sanded and painted every last surface of this room - no lie. The baseboards and trim were painted black so I sanded and painted all those bright white. It was a messy job, but someone's gotta do it!
The walls needed a ton of patching so I ended up just skim coating and sanding the walls (with David) and they look a lot better since they're not as textured. This is what it looked like mid-projectn when I was COVERED in drywall dust.
The sink vanity had the same terrible black painted cabinets that we have in the kitchen... and the same cabinet hardware. They are NOT good quality and I wish we could have ripped them apart but it'll have to wait for a full remodel. This is after I had removed the "unique" 70s hardware.
I decided to try my hand at the painted concrete countertops that I've seen and I think they turned out great for a temporary fix. I wouldn't do them if this bathroom was a permanent remodel though, but that's my personal opinion. I used a combination of this tutorial and this one and they were both really helpful. It really was easy (albeit pretty messy) and I think anyone can do it. I think we had the ideal countertops to start with since they were smooth 70's laminate.
Well, that's all (for now!) folks!