When searching for paint for one of my little building projects, I stumbled upon a clearance can of "porch and floor" paint that was a very suitable color for us. We'd been talking about doing something to make the downstairs bathroom more livable/likable until we get around to tearing it apart and doing it right. So, here we have a fast and cheap "remodel" job that makes a huge difference! The yellowed, white-wash job on the floor was the most significant eye sore about the room. Now that the upstairs bathroom is totally functional, we could make the main floor toilet off-limits for 2 days and paint it up!
|Before. I scrapped the big chunks of cracked paint/poly out of the grooves in the floor.|
|Brian pulled the toilet out, it had a little rocking chair feel to it, so that was something in mind when doing this quick project.|
|Clearly there was moisture all over the place down there! Glad to clean that out of my house!|
|Another before shot. The clashing color of the floor and wall hurts my eyes!|
|During. Brian is our master painter, I help significantly during the prep, but he's the one who wields the brush.|
|Look at that lovely color contrast between the crisp white wall and the medium gray floor!|
In putting back the toilet, Brian decided that it was previously installed incorrectly, and that's why we had that rock and roll action. We now have a properly installed toilet that sits firmly in place! It wasn't the wood floor's fault after all!
Total project: about 5 person hours and $15. How long do you think that the expensive bathroom remodel will be avoided??