Home makeover

Who need’s men, when you can do it yourself?

31 januari 2012

Last week I renovated our bathroom because it needed a well deserved makeover. This week we will put our apartment for sale so we can sell it (hopefully soon) and buy a house with more space. Our apartment looked great, so the only thing we did was clean up a lot of our stuff and stored it at our parents houses. We removed a lot of closets and furnature to make the apartment look bigger.

The only thing that def needed a makeover was our bathroom. The previous owner painted all the walls, but some of the tiles looked awful because all the paint was crumbling of the tiles. So I went to get paint, brushes, gloves and all the other fun tools to get me ready for ‘My project’. My boyfriend couln’t be happier to see me be so motivated to start this awful job.

This is what the worst tiles looked like:

First day I took off the paint from the worst looking tiles, and it took forever that scratch it all off without damaging the good tiles.

After a few hours it looked like this:

Because that took forever we put paint remover on a lot of tiles, with smelled toxic but worked a lot better.

After taking off all the bad paint it looked like this:

When I was finished with that I took out all the glue seems out and we washed all the walls.

We put 2 layers of primers on the dark tiles so they would look lighter and we could easily paint them over.

It already looked a little bit better:

A day later we painted half of the bathroom together and I finished the other half the next day because it needed time to dry. That night we checked it out and I wasn’t satisfied, so I painted the whole bathroom again the next day.

So 5 days later this was my final result:

I know it’s not the most modern bathroom, but I think I’ve made it look very nice, considering the time and money saved. We did buy some new accessoiries to make it look a little bit nicer. I picked the laundry basket, the two flowerpots with (fake) plants and the bathroom carpet at Ikea.

So I proved to myself  (and the boyfriend) that I could renovate without the help of a guy. My boyfriend did help me out alittle bit, but I did most things on my own. And I’m very happy with the result.

These last 3 photos will also be in our brochure to sell the apartment.

Did you ever renovated anything or did a makeover?Could you do it without the help of a guy?

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  • Bianca 31 januari 2012 at 15:07

    Wow! Proud of you! I’m far too lazy to do all of that all on my own, would definitely ‘invite’ the boyfriend to join in 😉 What’s the next project?

    • jansyluvzu 31 januari 2012 at 15:15

      we’re done here…after selling the apartment we might have to do some makeovers in the new house…don’t know yet because we won’t buy a new home until our aparment is sold.

  • Karin 31 januari 2012 at 16:21

    Het is mooi geworden!

    • jansyluvzu 31 januari 2012 at 16:23

      wel he…het was echt niet om aan te zien…en we hadden alle andere ruimtes al gefotografeerd…dus moest er wat gebeuren…want ik wilde het opknappen voordat hij de verkoop in ging. Ik kon echt geen kopers onze badkamer laten zien…want het zag er niet meer uit joh…dit is inderdaad veel mooier 🙂

      • Karin 1 februari 2012 at 18:43

        Hoop dat snel verkocht wordt en dat je lekker kan klussen in je nieuwe huisje 🙂

  • jansyluvzu 1 februari 2012 at 19:19

    ik hoop het ook 🙂

  • AWildDog 5 februari 2012 at 02:02

    I’ve done that plenty – my dad is useless at DIY, so my mum and I have learnt to do a lot. Most furniture I put together myself – sometimes I’ve needed my dad’s help to drill holes (I do not trust myself with that thing!), I’ve installed a carpet, but a door on, painted the walls.
    I’m not ashamed to ask a guy for help or anything but if it needs doing I’ll do it myself.

    • jansyluvzu 5 februari 2012 at 14:54

      you’re a very independent woman 🙂

      • AWildDog 5 februari 2012 at 16:47

        Lol had to be – the house would have fallen down if we let my dad loose!