Years ago I lived in this teeny tiny standalone house/apartment that was probably less than half as big as a trailer. The bathroom was tiny and needed some sparkle, so I decided to redo it into a PUNK BATHROOM! I was careful to make sure I could change it back to boring when I moved out (to get my security deposit back) so some of the stuff I did was temporary. Sorry I don't have "before" pictures, this transformation took place before I knew there was a craftster and before I had a digital camera
I took my inspiration from a b&w photo of Debbie Harry from an old Rolling Stone Magazine. She was standing in a kitchen that had a zebra floor, and I thought that was the coolest thing ever.
Anyway, first, the door:
I went to Home Depot and bought a small quart of latex paint in a hot pink/magenta color that I liked. I used flat black enamel on the door frame, and used silver upholstery tacks as "studs." (Note: when I moved out, I removed the tacks, filled the holes with spackle, and painted over the black with white enamel.)
Mock Up- Just found it! (sorry it's a little battered, I'm surprised I still have it!)
I made this before I did any of the renovation, so I could put all of my ideas on one sheet of paper. Looking at it now I see that I didn't go through with some of my ideas, but oh well. You can see part of the original Debbie Harry picture on the mock-up, and right below the toilet are her feet
On the walls I used big sheets of black vinyl that I bought at JoAnn's in the section with the home-decor fabric. It was pretty cheap, and I was able to use a 50% off coupon on it too. The original walls were tileboard (fake tile) so to affix the vinyl I used clear bathroom silicone sealer (from the bathroom section at Home Depot.) It peels right off the tile so it won't damage anything, and by golly it held that vinyl like a charm.
Okay, this was more permanent, but the crummy linoleum that was there could only be improved upon, so the plan was to paint the floor and then when I moved out just lay down peel 'n' stick tile. First I cleaned the floor well, and then used a heavy duty white bathroom-safe paint to paint the whole floor. Then, using a pencil, I sketched out the zebra stripes, using the Debbie Harry picture as a reference. Fortunately, I'm a bit of an artist so for me, this was not difficult. Then I used a small paintbrush and black enamel paint to fill in the zebra stripes. I gotta say it was a lot of fun using this bathroom, I felt like a rockstar.
I painted some exposed pipes with the black enamel paint. (Note: when painting over enamel paint, like I had to do when I moved out, use another enamel paint, NOT latex, or it will not adhere to the previous paint.) I used the magenta paint to paint the toilet lid, and in a tribute to my inspiration, painted a portrait of Debbie Harry on it too! It's hard to see it in the picture (I'll try to find a better photo) but it says "Very Debbie Harry." This was so cool that I took it with me when I moved, so I went to Wal-Mart and bought a cheap toilet lid to replace the one I took with me. I was able to buy one for under $10.
For the window covering I used black sequined fabric from JoAnn's. It's hard to see it well in the pic.
Even though you can't see it, I bought a cheap chrome toiletpaper holder and chrome towel bar to go with the whole punk theme.
Hope this inspires all of you to rock out your bathroom!