Thursday, January 8, 2015

Peel & Stick tile strikes again!

In November I shared with you how I transformed the dated linoleum floor in our laundry room using inexpensive peel and stick tile.  It turned out to be one of my favorite projects to date not only because it made the room look so much better for such little money, but also because my hubs and I had a lot of fun doing it together.  So, I decided I should do it again in a different room :)


About a year and a half ago, I shared with you our guest bathroom mini makeover, and to answer your question, no, I still haven't forgotten what a pain in the ass that "mini" makeover was.  Although the mini makeover definitely helped bring that room into the 21st century, it was still a long way from perfect. (As a matter of fact, it is still a long way from perfect, but baby steps).  The main thing about that room I still hated was the toilet.  I'm pretty sure it was as old as the house (26 to be exact) and it was showing its age.  The bowl was stained and gross and though I tried all the Pinterest hacks out there for cleaning a stubborn toilet, none of them did the job.  I got the Kohler Devonshire toilet for Christmas, and I'm in love with it. I'm in love with my new toilet. Don't judge me.

 Ain't she purdy?

But, it didn't really make sense to me to install a new toilet and not do something about the hideous floors while I was at it.  


See what I mean? Pretty hideous.  So I picked out some wood-like peel and stick tile. 


This is the name of the stuff we put in, and it is from Lowe's.  It's slightly more expensive than the fake tile that we put in the laundry room at about $2 per plank (versus 88 cents per tile in the laundry room), but still significantly less expensive that real wood or tile.   We had a box of 30 planks and only used 26 of them.  So that's about $50.   

And in my personal opinion, the results are truly beautiful.  See for yourself:





Since this bathroom is upstairs and used primarily for guests, the shower doesn't get used very often.  I'm not sure how well peel and stick would hold up in a bathroom that gets daily use, but in my opinion, even if it only lasts a year, you've gotten your money's worth because its just so cheap!  It's really a smart choice to hold you over until you can afford a bigger make over.  

We started the project around 1pm by removing the old toilet, and had the new floors and new toilet and the entire room put back together by 10pm that same day.  Honestly, the toilet took more time to install than the floors because we were newbies at that.  Not to mention, it was fun!  Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon/night :)

For more information on how to install peel and stick tile, see my previous post, here.

So now all that is left to make this room complete is new counters/sinks, new lighting, new faucets, framing the mirror, and repairing the door frame that my dog chewed up.  Yup, I still haven't done that.  Again, please don't judge me.

What do you guys think?  Have you fallen for peel and stick as hard as I have?

As always, thank you! I hope you enjoyed your visit!
 -Jesse 

9 comments:

  1. I love that you got a toilet for Christmas - such a practical, yet amazing present!
    The flooring looks brilliant, such a wonderful transformation, and I'm very impressed that you did it yourself.

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

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    1. Thanks Rachel! My family was making fun of me for asking for a toilet, but whatever! I love it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I stinkin love this! Are they very heavy? I wonder how they would look on a wall...hmmm. Also that is one sexy toilet!!

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    1. Thank you!!! :) Individually they aren't very heavy, but the box of 30 was pretty heavy! I think they'd look great on a wall! I've actually been thinking about trying it out on a wall in our master bathroom! You are a mind reader :) And thanks, I'm loving my toilet haha!!

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  3. LOVE the new floor tiles, they are gorgeous! Just found your blog and girl, you have inspired me! Keep up the great works!

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    1. Welcome! I'm so glad you are here! Feel free to poke around :) I hope you find more inspiration!

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  4. I used peel and stick tiles in my bathroom when we first moved in to cut costs and change it asap because it was nasty flooring in there. Its been 6 years and we have only had to change 1 tile because a pipe broke and it got really wet..but we have a 6 year old who, im not sure how, ends up with more water out of the tub than in it when she takes a bath.and a boxer who is always making the floor wet after baths. I was shocked on how well that stuff sticks in there. I figured with the steam and having a child I would be replacing them within a year.
    Thanks for joining Pinterest Promotion For Awesome Bloggers group on FB :) Stumbled and shared!
    Jess
    LiveRandomlySimple.com

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    1. Wow, that's awesome! So glad to hear they've held up so well! I hope mine do the same!

      Thanks for the support! :)

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