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Before and After: A Dull Bath Blossoms

When faced with a dull and drab half bathroom, it's easy to ignore it, since the work to transform the space often seems daunting. However, crafty lady Singalala took her dull and drab bathroom from an eyesore to a standout in one weekend! She writes, "I have been living in my rental house for two and a half years now. I live in the Netherlands and for small, rental houses it is customary to have only one toilet, in the hallway. The shower or bath is usually separate. My toilet is under my staircase and is very, very small. Besides this, my toilet was old, the grout of the floor was loose and it had a big hole where the ventilation pipe was. The lightbulb was attached to the wall with a weird construction. The tap was full of limescale and was missing most of its chrome. The pipe for the water was exposed and painted in a bad shade of beige. The summary: not very pretty."

To see how Singalala turned it around,

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Using stencils and a bright shade of paint, Singalala completely transformed this bathroom into something beautiful. She raves, "I love my toilet now! It turned out much better than I imagined, and on a budget. I only paid for the accessories, tap, mural transfers and the metal paint. The rest was free or were leftovers from other projects around the house. And it only took me a weekend! My boyfriend was on holiday and was very pleasantly surprised when he returned."

Read more about this project on Craftster.


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esmerb esmerb 6 years
Gorgeous!!!
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 6 years
Just adorable, what a difference. Great job, Singalala!
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 6 years
This looks amazing! I love that color.
Home Home 6 years
"To put a mirror up there would be a strange surprise for male guests." Good point, Singalala! :)
singalala singalala 6 years
Thank you all for your comments!!! It was such a fun project to do. I can imagine the colour is too bold for some people, but I love it! It makes it feel very cozy, but yet more spacious than before. And I got the paint for FREE! I used a couple of free testers and they happen to have that colour. The flooring is also free. I just cut a piece of leftover vinyl to size and put it on top of the old floor. Very easy to clean. And these photo's were taken right after completion. I just needed some decoration for the pictures and grabbed these frames that I had standing somewhere else. I do like the colours with the rest of the room. I still need to find some art (cherry blossoms?) to go in them. To put a mirror up there would be a strange surprise for male guests. I am looking for a small shaving mirror to put between the sink and door frame. Something like this http://www.e-tra.nl/product_thumb.php?img=images/produkten/Geesa/Mirror_Collection/Thumbs/1086.jpg&w=150&h=120 I didn't found one that liked yet. And to be honest, I never missed a mirror before there. I have a big one just outside the door in the hallway. I spend a total of 170 euros on it, but 140 euros on the expensive accessories like the toilet roll holder, the shelf, soap container and such. Almost everything else I got for free or were leftovers from previous diy projects. The mural tranfsfers (they are not stencilled) were only 13 euros and definitly worth it.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
I love this, it's really bright and the colors pop against each other.
witchbaby witchbaby 6 years
Very pretty. I think I would have painted the shade of blue a lighter shade.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I think the new colors are too bright and jarring. It tires my eyes. I think if the colors were more neutral, it would have been better, in my opinion. Also, why are there photos in the powder room? Is displaying photos ABOVE THE TOILET a good way to present them? Really?? How about using that shelf for attractive bottles of hand lotion or a light-weight mirror (since there is no mirror anywhere)? If this accessories were arranged well, it's both functional and aesthetic (better than framed photos).
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I think the new colors are too bright and jarring. It tires my eyes. I think if the colors were more neutral, it would have been better, in my opinion.Also, why are there photos in the powder room? Is displaying photos ABOVE THE TOILET a good way to present them? Really?? How about using that shelf for attractive bottles of hand lotion or a light-weight mirror (since there is no mirror anywhere)? If this accessories were arranged well, it's both functional and aesthetic (better than framed photos).
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
I can't exactly tell what she did to the floor, but it looks great, any details on that?
runningesq runningesq 6 years
wow, impressive ! and lovely :)
Fenchurch1 Fenchurch1 6 years
Love this! What a great way to make an awkward/small space gorgeous. That tone of blue is an instant day brightener!
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