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High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

There are lots of techniques that I like, but this one is my favorite finishes. It’s so beautiful, you’re going to want to do this is your house. What I like most about LusterStone is the movement and the shimmer it creates and when the light hits it. This high-end bathroom makeover is well worth the time it takes to create the look.

High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

OH, and BTW; the lusterstone finish is especially beautiful on ceilings.

High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

Check out this ceiling, WOW, right?

LusterStone bathroom makeover

Go to the gallery on my website to see more designs using Luster Stone. You’ll get some great ideas.

Tools and supplies you will need

Luster Stone

Latex Gloves

Mask

Trowel

Japan scrapper

Blue Tape

Plastic

Utility Knife

Medium grid sanding blocks

Paint Brush

Paint roller & Sleeve & tray

Joint Compound: Hardware store

Flat or Eggshell paint (Tinted): Paint store

PREP

Tape off the ceiling, floorboards, around any cabinets, hardware, etc. Also, cover your floor, cabinets, toilet (if you in the bathroom working) all surfaces you don’t want paint on.

Step #1

Apply joint compound to the wall using a trowel to create a light-textured design. (see video)

Here’s what I mean by Butter marks. Do this sporadically around the room will create the highs and lows and give the wall more interest.

Let it dry overnight

High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

Step #2

Lightly sand down the entire wall to remove peaks and rough areas

Then paint the wall with tinted (flat or eggshell) latex paint to match the Luster Stone color you selected. Ask someone at the hardware store to color match it as close as the can. It’s ok to go a little lighter.

Let the paint dry for at least 4 hours before going to the next step.

Step #3

Apply a skim coat of Luster Stone on the wall. Apply in a random fashion and in different directions. (See Video)

Watch the video

A couple of quick tips

TIP #1

Press a grocery bag or plastic over the plaster before storing it way. You want to keep it airtight, so it doesn’t dry out

High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

TIP #2

Make sure you score the tape before trying to remove it.  Believe me, it’s a lot easier and you will get a nice straight line.

Isn’t this beautiful? It looks even nicer in person.

High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

See how it shimmers when the light bounces off it.

High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

Also, don’t throw away your old frames do this instead

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High-End Bathroom Makeover for a Low-End Price

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