Wow, that title is a mouthful! As you may recall I’m in the process of working on my son’s tween (basement) bedroom makeover (among other things, ah-hem). But while working on this project, we realized that his bathroom was in need of a major makeover as well-this makeover was super impromptu-so much so that I didn’t even get before pics, so I’ll show you some before, before pics from like 6 years ago, when we first moved in to our home-Of course it didn’t look like this for the past 4 years, but these were the only before pics I could find . . . trust me-it’s not pretty and don’t say I didn’t warn ya! (For the record, this post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated with a percentage, should you make a purchase using an affiliate link.)
Who doesn’t like a good mauvey-purple wall and border paper? Joking, joking. To my defense, the floor tiles had a flick of purple in them.
So we began this makeover by painting the walls gray, the color of his bedroom (I have to give my mother in law and hubby a shout-out for this one as they worked on that while I was in class—THANKS guys!!!!!!). My hubby also went ahead and gave the vanity a coat of black paint. The new paint color almost made all the the difference in the world— but not quite enough, we still had to deal with the ugly floor tiles.
That’s where this vinyl-plank awesomeness comes in!
I LOVE the warm color grain and texture of this flooring-it looks soooo real!
–and it’s super easy to install! The hardest part was cutting around objects–but even that was relatively easy using SNIPS-not a utility knife.
Update: I had a few readers ask what snips are so I thought I’d add a picture:
I first saw this flooring at 320 Sycamore in Melissa’s basement bathroom and that is when I fell in love! They are the Trafficmaster Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring. I purchased it at Home Depot, the color is Hickory and they cost about $34/case. I think one case covers about 24 sq ft. This bathroom is about 60 Sq. ft so we ended up using 2 1/4 cases.
The best part about them is that if I ever get tired of them, I can simply remove them and my tile floors beneath should remain in tact, with no sticky glue, etc . . .