Wow, that title is a mouthful! As you may recall I’m in the process of working on my son’s tween (basement) bedroom makova (amongst 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!
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.
Can you see the excitement on my face-I was thrilled!
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 . . .
I promise that the reveal of my son’s bedroom and bathroom will be coming soon, as well as some updates on my “little big boy’s” room progress.