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We’ve done the DIY chalkboard wall in the bathroom. It’s easier than you think. Here are the essential tips.

Re-texturing the walls, installing a new toilet, hanging a new mirror, changing the light fixture, painting the walls and cabinet base and adding a few inexpensive accessories was the bulk of the remodel.

The “how-to” paint a chalk­board wall: PRIME your wall first and then paint 2–3 coats of chalk­board paint. Read the direc­tions on the can and fol­low them exactly. TIP: allow the time needed to dry as instructed in between coats. Don’t be like me and cut cor­ners. You’ll end up re-doing it and spend­ing more money! (not stylish)

Then presto…you have a chic, home ver­sion of a pub­lic graf­fi­tied restroom! (except hope­fully yours will be stocked with tp and be clean) It’s so much fun espe­cially when you have friends over. You can add empty pic­ture frames on the wall where peo­ple can cre­ate works of art too…the ideas are end­less! Have fun putting your stamp on it

the after photo of the bathroom redo

Tips to mak­ing your bath­room styl­ish on the cheap:

–the shower cur­tain which I love is from Tar­get (change often for a fast, fun look)

–my mini vase was only a buck from the 99 Cent Store

–spice up the old med­i­cine cab­i­net with a lit­tle paint and a cool Anthro­polo­gie owl knob

–add a big punch with a splash of bold color like my soap dis­penser and tis­sue box which were found cheap at Homegoods

-clean­li­ness is always styl­ish, hence my “use once then wash” tow­els dis­played in a 2-tier bas­ket along with some “jams and jel­lies” like yummy lotions and divine smelling spray (just remem­ber to pro­vide a bas­ket to throw the used tow­els in when they are done– some­thing like a dark rus­tic wicker bas­ket lined with linen would be per­fect solution)

– my favorite tip: have clean wash­cloths for your guests instead of one hand towel that gets used over and over…