Saturday, August 9, 2014

Basement Powder Room Makeover

I found this picture from when my sister and I came to see this house. I had her take pictures while I was walking through the house. This is the bathroom in the basement. We have 4 bathrooms in our house, 2 full baths and 2 powder rooms. It's just a teeny tiny little bathroom, but it needed a little TLC.

Even though this is maybe the smallest room in the house, it's taken me almost 2 months of work to get this completed. The bathroom had a shag carpet in it, so when my dad came back in June, we added a basic 12 inch tile. 19 square feet! 

There was quite a dip in the are around the toilet, so we had to put a leveling compound to even out the floor as much as we could before laying the tile.

We put the Schluter Ditra system down as the sub flooring. For more on that, check out my other bathroom redo.

After the subfloor, we put down the tile and then I grouted it. 

I then decided to paint the walls and the vanity to complete the project. For the walls, I was able to use a leftover paint from the previous owners. I'm not even sure how to describe the color, but I thought it looked nice with the tile. 

For the vanity, I started with my favorite primer, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Water Based Primer, then I painted it with a sample pot of cream. I also used some of my Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Semi-Gloss in Dover White as the final coat to give it a really nice looking finish. For those of you who are counting, that is now the fourth project I've used that one quart of paint on, and I still have about 1/3 of the container left. To see the other projects, click here, here and here.

It's still a small space with original fixtures, but it has come out so nicely. It just goes to show you how much of a difference a tiny amount of paint, fresh knobs, and new flooring can go. No need to do a complete overhaul. 

Freshly painted vanity

Before and After


1 comment:

  1. You did a nice job on that makeover, Katie! The basement's powder room can finally step out of the shadows. Now that its tiles have been replaced and its cabinets repainted, you can finally showcase it to your guests. Thanks for sharing and kudos to you!

    Gregg Hogan @ American Basement Solutions