Showing posts with label Low-Cost Bathroom Makeover. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Low-Cost Bathroom Makeover. Show all posts

Monday, 29 July 2013

Decorate The Dunny!

Home Decorating:

OK, I know it seems a little strange to be decorating my loo (!), but this looks really nice in my children’s bathroom! As you all know, I’m very keen about low cost makeovers, and it occurred to me the other day that another very low cost way of changing the look of your bathroom is to give your toilet a makeover! There are also so many really ugly toilet seats around (think lace, glitter and swimming dolphins), so I wanted to do something that was a bit more funky and modern.

This project could be especially nice if your toilet is in a room of its own, and the room is otherwise unable to be decorated much. In my case, the toilet in my children’s bathroom is in the smack-bang-centre of the room and therefore is the main focus of the room!

Of course these photos are more about the concept rather than the finished product. There are SO many options with this project! Whatever you wanted to put on there, really! You just need to be able to still sit on it and clean it! I also tried adding more material onto the toilet seat for a different look too. 

If you wanted to try something like this in YOUR bathroom, all you’ll need is some fabric or paper, scissors and some contact.

Firstly, give the toilet a quick clean!! Then trace the area of the toilet that you want to stick something onto. I traced straight onto the back of the contact. Then I cut the shape out.

Cut out the shape of the material or paper that you’d like to use. Just make sure that you’re going to have enough contact around the edge of your shape to keep it stuck firmly on. 

I then gave my material a quick iron. 

It was then a simple matter of sticking the material onto the contact, 

and then sticking it onto the lid of the loo. 

It’s still very easy to clean, and you can just rip it off and chuck it out when you’re sick of it!

It's just for fun! Enjoy your decorating!


Sunday, 10 April 2011

A low cost bathroom makeover!

Home Decorating:

I recently completed a very low cost renovation of a cottage on the property where I live.

For the bathroom, I basically scrubbed it from top to bottom, filled in all the gaps, painted the walls, the bath and the shower surround (which was laminate), and changed the flooring.

I didn't want to spend the money getting a new vanity, so I made a curtain to hide the ugly bits.

I also didn't want to have to buy new taps so I made sure the material I used would work with them.

I just used items that I already had to decorate the bathroom.

The only new thing I purchased was the lettering from Spotlight, and left it unpainted. I am very pleased with the result!! Here are some 'before' and 'after' photos...

Happy decorating!