Example of the finish before & after
Easy & inexpensive shower refinish
We're working on our last bathroom of the house this week, and I wanted to update the shower somehow since we only have the generic chrome shower installed, kind of like this one:
Disclaimer: that is NOT our bathroom, I just don't have a shot of ours before. That's the same kind of shower door we have though.
A whole new shower is out of the budget, and even new shower doors are $$$ ($400+ for the cheapest that would fit our surround). However, I found a Krylon Satin finish spraypaint a few weeks ago, and decided to give it a try. I got the Brushed Nickel since it is the finish we've used throughout the house with new lighting and faucet fixtures, door knobs, etc.
Krylon Brushed Metallic Spraypaint: Satin Nickel finish, about $4 at WalMart, 2 cans
A tarp as a dropcloth
Painters tape and a roll of brown paper to cover the glass
A razor blade to remove caulk from the metal frame
Brushed nickel knobs left over from replacing the kitchen and bath cabinet knobs
We removed the shower door and frame from the bathroom, and I scrubbed it and used a razor blade to remove any caulking left over.
I started first on the frame, putting a coat on all 4 sides of the bars.
While the spraypaint on the frame dried, I removed the towel bars from the doors and covered the glass on both sides with paper.
Before paint, and with the paint. I love the look of this finish. Its slightly darker gray than the chrome, and looks smooth and elegant. Not cheap and shiny or blotchy at all.
I also decided to leave off the towel bars. Instead, I placed silver knobs on the outside of the doors, and re-used the plastic block pieces for the middles. It should give a cleaner, more modern look to the shower once it is back in place.
Stay tuned!! to see the final product back in the bathrooom, which currently looks like this:
Here is the final product:
We love it, it looks much more "finished" and modern.
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