GIVE YOUR BATHROOM A MAKEOVER
The trick to a new look on a budget is to use specialty paint and simple woodworking projects to refresh your space.
1 refresh the ceiling
Clean ceiling of mould or stains. Cut in edges with a brush, then use a roller to apply a ceiling paint formulated for bathrooms.
PAINT the WINDOW Undercoat then paint the window reveals and sill with white enamel paint. Swap the old blinds for fresh white venetians.
ADD TIMBER ACCENTS
Install a dado rail. Cut moulding to length and nail to the wall. Fill holes with timber filler in same colour, then sand smooth.
TRANSFORM THE TOILET Mask off surrounds, base and flush buttons. Sand cistern, prime and spray-paint white. Replace the seat with a black one.
BUILD A LADDER Use the same timber and technique as the toilet screen (page 110) to make a ladder. Space the central rungs further apart for larger towels.
UPGRADE THE TAPWARE Go black with your mixers, taps and shower head to match the new toilet seat – you’ll need a plumber for this job.