Before & After: Michael’s “Mend and Make Do” Bathroom

published Feb 8, 2015
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As budget makeovers go, this one is a doozy. It comes courtesy of über-stylish Michael, the man behind the British blog 47 Park Avenue. We featured one of his home projects in the past (a closet redo, which got mixed reviews from readers). His latest bathroom DIY is notable in that: a) it’s considered a temporary stop-gap solution until a full renovation happens down the road; and b) it required only 65£ (about $100!) to complete.

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Michael primarily used materials he already owned, and kept the existing sink and bathtub. The only new purchases were some paint, the ceiling pendant light, and a large woven basket for linens.

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He used tile paint to cover up this pink floral patterned tile.

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A quick particle board (or chipboard) bathtub panel was created from scrap wood left over from another project.

More photos — both before and after the project — are on 47 Park Avenue.

Thanks for sharing your bathroom with us Michael!