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An Update to a Dated Bathroom with BEHR Marquee


A Fabulous Bathroom Update

BEHR® sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Several years ago, I remodeled my kids’ bathroom. There was a crack in the bathtub (it was plastic) and along with a crappy caulking job on the tub surround, it created a leak which ruined the floor. I replaced the tub and surround, and added a sliding door. Now that the kids are older, it is time for something new. This bathroom update will feature new wall color with BEHR MARQUEE® Interior Paint and Primer, a new vanity, and a new light fixture among other things!

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Featured

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Paint Cans

There was a lot of prep work I needed to do before I could start painting the walls. The first thing I needed to do was fill the holes I never filled when I replaced the fixtures. I removed the wall anchors, filled the holes, and sanded the filler smooth.

Next, I removed the old vanity and the top, and removed the tile backsplash. I cleaned the walls and trim using a mixture of vinegar and water to remove any dirt, grime, dust, and other “questionable” materials – this is a kids’ bathroom after all!

I taped off the trim at the ceiling, the baseboards at the floor, and the casing around the door and the towel racks. In addition, I taped off the edge of the tub and the shower door frame.

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Before

I used a brush to cut in around the trim, in the corners, and at the baseboards. I applied the paint to the walls with a roller. Behr has a great step by step tutorial on properly preparing a roller for paint and it can be found here. With MARQUEE Interior Paint and Primer, one-coat coverage is guaranteed when tinted to any of the 372 colors in the MARQUEE Interior One-Coat Collection. Behr products are available exclusively at The Home Depot and have an outstanding color collection! The color I’m using is White Metal which is an ultra-pale grey (a shade that is not a guaranteed one-coat color).

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Upper Wall Color

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Lower Wall Color

The next part of the project was to build a new vanity (plans can be found here). We are a tall family and a taller vanity was definitely on the list of requests! I custom designed this vanity specifically for this space and it includes a built-in laundry hamper, four drawers, and a shelf in the center. I used MARQUEE Interior Paint and Primer on the vanity, as well. I installed the vanity and the trim on the lower edge, then taped off the floor and wall. I used a brush for this project, and the color I selected is Silver Bullet which is a shade just below the wall color on the color card (another shade that is not a guaranteed one-coat color).

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Vanity Prep

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Painting Vanity

I also painted the inside of the towel rack cabinets in the same shade as the vanity. The contrast between the two is amazing!

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Towel Rack Cabinets

The vanity came out fabulous!

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Vanity

I offered to make a few storage crates for the kids’ “stuff” but they refused – pardon the chaos on the shelves!

Fabulous Bathroom Update with BEHR Marquee Paint_Completed

I am crazy in love with MARQUEE Interior Paint and Primer, and especially the colors I chose. I think it looks brighter, and more modern! These are my perfect colors and this bathroom update is my favorite project so far!

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Originally posted 2015-09-16 08:00:35.

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