Inspiration:Chloe's Bathroom Before and After

Inspiration:Chloe's Bathroom Before and After

Laure Joliet
Apr 24, 2009

When it comes right down to it, if you're renting, it's all about putting the least amount of work in for the maximum gain. Then there's the tiny issue of very often not really being able to do anything permanent. In our last apartment we lamented that the tile in the bathroom was....gross and didn't at all match the charm of the rest of the apartment. It would have been the first thing we would have changed had we owned the place, alas, we lived with it and tried to distract by adding a coat of paint. We wish it had had as huge an impact as Chloe's paint job:

What we love about Chloe's before and after is that very little changed except for the paint color. Yes she put in a chrome towel bar and it looks like they swapped out the light fixture above the sink, but the real change came in the form of mimosa walls with a stripe and a flourish in the corner. For a renter this is a jackpot since a coat of paint is reversible and fairly easy to do in a weekend. Check out some of these other reversible renter solutions:
11 DIY Backsplash Ideas for Renters
How TO: Make Removeable Fabric Wallpaper
Renters Removable Duct Tape Flooring
5 Ways to Cover up your A/C Unit

Images from Kate Shepard's Flickr

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