How we took a $5 can of mistint paint, painted stripes with twine, added upholstery nails changed my bathroom into something beautiful!
When we lived in our Vegas home, my guest bathroom was the painter’s grade cream that came with our house.
BORING, BLAND and BLAH!
All it needed was a few days and a little bit of love to recreate a completely different look.
Here’s how we took a $5 can of mistint paint, some twine, upholstery nails and a weekend changed my bathroom into something beautiful!
Painted Stripes with Twine
I love perusing the oops paint section at our big box store. It’s a great place to find deals on paint for projects.
It was a grand day when I found a can of this!
A can of nice creamy beige that would add that *something* to our guest bath.
First, we used a level and drew lines on the wall lightly with a pencil.
Then we taped over the lines and painted stripes with the new paint.
Here’s a tip: put an X on the painted section so you don’t paint the wrong stripe!
I allowed the paint to dry overnight.
The following day, I couldn’t wait to tape the tape off!! Pull the tape away carefully so you don’t pull off the stripes you just painted
Next came my favorite step!
I had some twine on hand and bought some upholstery nails.
I ran the twine down the stripe edge and held it all in place with the nails.
The upholstery nails on the painted stripes with twine created a diamond effect and added that character that I was looking for.
This peg hook came off an old shelf that I had. I detached it from the piece and stained the edges where the cut was made.
This total renovation took a weekend to complete and was less than $10 reusing what I had. A total transformation from builder’s blah to sensational stripes!
For more budget bathroom ideas, you should check out how we changed our master bath here.