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.)

12 comments:

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

that's a great idea. what kind of spray paint is it? The kind you use on cars?

Mom of Two said...

I used this Krylon Paint that we bought at Lowe's:
http://www.krylon.com/products/dual-metallic-finish/

Menucha Citron said...

I love it! very clever...

Valerie Negron said...

This is super awesome! Thanks for the great tip cause I would never have thought of using spray paint!! It really changed the appearance.

tara pittman said...

I need to update my bathrooms. I need to try spray pant for the light fixture.

imelda guanzon said...

Awesome Tips! I would love to try this. very creative

A GAL NEEDS said...

I love that you can effectively do a whole new look with basically a can of spray paint! Definitely a more budget-conscious option than the alternative! (Who wants to deal with repairing a hole in the wall if you can possibly avoid it?)

CouponGal said...

looks nice! :D

popcosmo said...

I definitely wouldn't have thought of this - fabulous idea!! Looks amazing!

Bernadette Callahan said...

Its great what a little spray paint can do! :)

Karen Glatt said...

I never thought about using Spray Paint to paint and update a bathroom. Your bathroom looks really nice after spray painting. I want to try this!

Krystal Butherus said...

Super creative ideas! I love the bright colors!