Thursday, July 10, 2014
Thrifty Thursday: Bathroom Update with Spray Paint
Updating a bathroom can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. I have longed to be rid of the brass in my bathroom but never too the leap because there were so many brass items and one item in particular (the toilet paper holder pictured below) was set in the wall and if I were to remove it I would have to repair the wall (since I couldn't find a replacement for it that set in there too), which I didn't want to do.
Then it dawned on me that I had a can of silver spray paint (the color I wanted the accessories to be!) from when I spray painted a light fixture in a different bathroom last year.
I spray painted the existing frames in the bathroom, but them glued our Geometric Paintings to the top (finally figured out where to put them!) and also painted the bath towel holder.
Couple more items that I painted - the problem toilet paper holder that is set inside the wall and a hand towel holder.
I had my husband take down the light fixture for me so that I could remove the glass and paint the fixture.
And finally, I also spray painted any switch plate covers in the bathroom too! It's so easy to provide a quick update to cheap plastic switch plates by applying some paint or in the case of the Zebra Print Switch Plate Cover, a sharpie marker.
Just by using a can of spray paint that I had sitting leftover from a project last year I was able to completely change the look of the room. Of course, then I did change a couple other things (bathroom rug, shower curtain, and clock) to match the new look of the room, but I would have totally blown my budget out of the water if I didn't spray paint all these items and reuse them (no to mention also having to patch a wall.)