Bathroom Renovation Pictures & Bathroom Refresher

After buying my San Francisco Mission Condo in 2017 I had big plans to renovate the existing bathroom as well as adding a second bathroom. However, as the time passed and I realized how hard a project it would be to manage contractor’s, move out for 2-4 weeks during the construction and then COVID most recently hitting I decided rather than invest $30,000 – $35,000 in a renovation why not update it with a few small updates that will revitalize my already existing bathroom.

For someone who has never done a “Home DIY Project” this was a first for me and something I really enjoyed. For under $500 I was able to truly “update” the bathroom adding a few coats of fresh paint, new floor tiles (that stick so I can always take them off or a potential new owner can remove if they want the original wood floors) and a few small hardware updates.

As you’ll see below you don’t have to spend $30,000 to have a new bathroom just invest wisely in a few small updates that will give the bathroom a fresh new look.

Bathroom Renovation pictures

This was what my vanity, bathtub and floor looked like pre-update. It was a very basic vanity probably from Home Depot or something like that. I LOVE the original Claw Foot Tub which was painted grey but could use a fresh coat of paint. Also the entire Condo has gorgeous hard wood floors but the bathroom were quite worn out and rather than refinish them I loved the idea to add a pop of color with some colorful stick on tiles. See more below!

Bathroom Renovation pictures

I knew that I wanted a very dark rich grey for the Vanity and to repaint the tub with. I went to Sherwin Williams (which all my Interior Design friends say is the best brand) and they made a custom gray color for me. I also used the semi-gloss which is best for interior surfaces (so I was told). A reminder this was my FIRST DIY Home Project so I wasn’t quite sure what to do….. This paint was around $40.

 

Before pics of the vanity, the floor, and the claw bathtub.

Bathroom Renovation pictures

I covered all edges with some blue painters tape and let the fun begin. Overall the taping took about 15 minutes and I painted the vanity in about 20 minutes (the first coat) then let it dry overnight and did the second coat the next day.

Bathroom Renovation pictures

Bathroom Renovation pictures

Voila! With just a fresh coat of beautiful rich dark grey paint, I think the vanity and tub look so much better. I also bought the little knobs for the variety from Pottery Barn, they’re available here. They’re called the Polished Nickel Classic Hardware Knobs (set of 2) and are only $5 a set, regularly $16. 

Bathroom Renovation pictures

Bathroom Renovation pictures

To update the wood floor I decided to go with a great tile that sticks (and is removable). After perusing Etsy for a few days I found these which I loved. In case you didn’t know pink is my favorite color and I think a soft pink and rich grey is such a beautiful combination. This was the most expensive element of the bathroom refresh, they cost about $325. I had to get a few extra sets as when you cut them for the smaller spaces you end up wasting a lot of tiles (since each of the 4 tiles only fits into one spot to keep the pattern consistent). If you love these as much as I do purchase them online at Etsy here.

Bathroom Renovation pictures

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