You guys, today I want to finally share my budget makeover of our bathroom with black and white peel and stick floor tile. I had been wanting to give this little bathroom that is connected to our bedroom a makeover for a long time. My dream was to rip out the shower tub and tile and to finally put in a walk-in shower but to be honest, I just haven’t had the energy and budget to tackle such a large project right now.
I’m pretty sure that most of you just don’t have the budget this year either and would rather see what a mini-makeover can do for our space. You might be wondering why I wanted to give it a makeover, to begin with when it appeared to look ok in photos. So let me explain… I have been doing some explaining in my Instagram stories already but I know a lot of you don’t follow me on Instagram.
Above you can see how the bathroom looked years ago when I decided to rip out the builder standard vanity, mirror, and lighting to replace it with the Ikea floating vanity.
We actually have the same ceramic tan and white checkerboard tile in both bathrooms. If you can remember, I turned that into a blush bathroom with last year’s budget makeover to make the tile shine once again. That bathroom never got used as much so the 20-year-old tile still looks much better than in our bedroom bathroom.
We still adore that bathroom in its blush glory!
So then…. a couple of years ago I stuck black triangle vinyl sheets on the checkerboard tile to give it a unique and modern look. It looked really good for a couple of years but the grout didn’t do well at all anymore. I added tile under the floating vanity and tried to make the grout blend in with the old grout. I even dremeled out some grout and added new grout. I painted some of the dirty old grout that couldn’t get cleaned anymore. But after years of wear, it just all fell apart.
Also, the white paint in that bathroom started to look really yucky.
Below you can see how yucky it was and that there were even cracks in some of the tiles.
Let me show you how the bathroom looks now. I’m so so excited.
Bathroom reveal with black and white peel and stick floor tile
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For today I just want to show you the reveal. I wrote a review post of what I exactly think of the tiles and the entire process of installing the black and white peel and stick floor tile.
Besides adding black and white peel and stick floor tile, I also added crown molding and a beautiful olive green wall color called Gaucho by Valspar in eggshell. I had some problems with the tackiness and drying time this time around but it is all good now.
For years we had a curtain on the cat’s litterbox closet but I decided to bring the door back and added a cat hole to it. It looks so much better now. This is another project that I should have tackled much sooner. (you can see the inside of the closet in my blog post HERE)
I added a new longer shower curtain and curtain rod. The tension curtain rod kept falling off so I bought these mounting brackets and screwed them into the wall. Now we finally have a solid rod with no more issues. The new shower curtain hook rings also make a big difference. I like them so much better than the old ones we had because I can easily remove the liner now on one side to wash it.
Instead of hanging a ceiling hook for my hanging plant. I added a wrought iron wall plant hook to the wall.
I kept the old Ikea toilet paper hold but painted it green. And the new molding around the window also makes a big difference.
This is the view I have from my bed now and it makes me so happy. You can see how I started to add picture frame moulding to the bedroom walls too. Check out my old tutorial. This time around I will add more detail though.
The new fluted dresser also looks so pretty in combination with the bathroom.
Of course, Willy needs to show you how well he matches our new bathroom. He is my best little guy and shadows me all day. Love him so much!
Below you can see the mounting brackets for the shower curtain rod that I told you about.
I still have to update one more thing, do you notice it?
I actually ordered all black tub accessories which means I will be replacing the showerhead, spout, and drain.
black and white peel and stick floor tile HERE or HERE | hand towel holder HERE | mirror from Goodwill, similar one HERE | drawer pulls HERE | black touch faucet HERE | Ikea Godmorgon vanity HERE | wood bead plant hanger HERE | stool from Ikea | shower curtain rod HERE | shower curtain HERE | similar light HERE or HERE | rug HERE | basket HERE | green macrame wall hanging tutorial
Some of you might wonder why I kept the cheap blinds. Well, I actually don’t like how dark prettier wood or bamboo blinds would make the bathroom which isn’t good for all my plants. So the cheap white blinds really function well for letting light in. I added a little detail of wood beads to the pull. Can you see it?
Here are some more great black and white peel and stick floor tile patterns for you to consider:
Any of these patterns would have also looked great in our bathroom.
That’s it! What do you think? I hope I could show you that you don’t have to replace everything to get a new affordable look that makes a big difference. These black and white peel and stick floor tiles are so so affordable! You can read more about the installation process of these cheap peel and stick floor tiles in another dedicated blog post.