Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cleaner Looking Commode - Painting a toilet seat


Just over a year ago, I spent a lot of time painting things in my bathroom. 

As a follow up, this week's edition of "Why Yes! You can paint that!" we will feature...
my toilet seat!

For previous editions click here: Acrylic counter top and sink, stenciled floor, and medicine cabinet.

I know, you're probably not excited about my toilet seat. That's really ok. I'm excited enough for both of us.

We have one of those special seats with a kid-butt seat that fits into the lid. It's great. 

I may still remember having to balance on the edge of the big seat as a little girl and occasionally falling off the toilet. I was careful not to fall IN. If you're going to fall, off is the way to go.

My falling would usually go public with a shout from my brother - "Mommmm! Myrrh fell off the toilet again."

So anyway, the little inset seats are great. Easy to clean and easy for the girls to use on their own.

The downside? the little ridge on the edge of the little seat wore through the finish on the particle board seat. 

After a quick search, I learned that it's very easy to paint a toilet seat. 

After a scrub, light sanding, and a few coats of spray paint and primer in one, we're back in business. (Make sure you follow the drying/curing times on the paint.)

Ready for business (once I put it back on). 

Yep. I went there.

If you look closely you can still see the texture where it wore through, but hopefully not too may people are looking that closely at my toilet seat.

I've put a few little vinyl bumpers on the bottom side of the little plastic seat. And hopefully we'll be all done with the trainer seat before I'd need to paint it again.

1 comment:

  1. I like to think your work on learning to balance when you were little has helped you balance your full life in the graceful way you do. Love.