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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.
Retexturing 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 own stamp on it…
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…