My Husband Painted the Toilet Gold
My daughter and I went to visit my in-laws down south where they spend the winter months.
Unfortunately my husband couldn’t get time off work so he couldn’t come with us. We went to visit his family without him, which is kind of funny if you think about it.
My husband, Rob works crazy long hours so he was pretty busy the whole time we were gone. He did manage to get one major project done though:
He painted the toilet gold.
Yes, you read that correctly. The toilet in my master bedroom is now gold.
Why you ask? Well, mainly because my husband is a weirdo and anyone who knows him in real life can confirm his weirdness. But that’s why I love him, he’s always super weird in wonderful ways.
I am planning to do a renovation on my master bathroom this spring. It looks nice enough in the photos but there are some parts that I always crop out because they are ugly or broken. The tile floor for example is coming loose in some areas and the sink is a weird shade of yellow. There is also a chunk of drywall that the dog of the previous owners chewed up and I wasn’t sure how to fix it.
Compared to what it used to look like this is a huge improvement but as they say, “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”
I thought about ripping up the floors but I knew If if I did that I might as well get a new toilet and If I got a new toilet and floor I really should replace the vanity and sink as well.
So basically I have been putting off doing any repairs and waiting to do a full reno.
I’ve begun collecting supplies so when I am ready to start I will have everything I need ready to go.
Anyways, back to the solid gold toilet.
I picked up a new toilet the other day and placed an order for more bricks from Real Thin Brick for the floors. I’m still searching for the perfect vanity and sink.
When I brought the new toilet home and informed my husband I would be renovating in a couple months he asked if I would mind if he painted the toilet gold for a couple of months until we replaced it.
I had no reason to say no because that toilet is 25 years old and going to be replaced soon. Rob said he would start gilding it while my daughter and I were out of town.
Many years ago Rob and his friend Mike painted the toilet of Mike’s parent’s basement a shiny chrome. Why these guys like to paint toilets I will never know. Like I said, Rob is a weirdo. The chrome toilet didn’t go over so well with Mike’s parents (gee, I can’t imagine why) and since they just used regular chrome spray paint the paint didn’t hold up so well.
Apparently since the chrome toilet make-over Rob has had a fantasy of owning a gold toilet. A golden “throne” if you will.
How paint a toilet gold
Here’s how he painted it:
Step one: Turn off the water supply to the toilet
Step two: Completely empty the toilet tank and drain all the water out of the bowl and tank
Step three: Sand the entire bowl down with 60 grit sandpaper. Make sure you sand off the shiny surface of the toilet otherwise the paint could chip off.
Step four: Prime the toilet with a waterproof paint primer.
Step Five: After the primer has fully dried for 24 hours you can spray is gold with Rustoleum spray paint. Spray two coats letting each completely dry in between. If you are painting the inside of the bowl you may need to add a clear top coat.
Step 6: Make sure the paint is totally dry (you don’t want gold butt cheeks) and turn the water back on.
Enjoy your gold throne!
What do you think of our gold toilet? My 4 year old loves it. She is super excited to use it and talks about it all the time.
I can’t say I hate it. I think it’s pretty funny actually an no, I don’t wear the crown while I do my “business.”
What’s the craziest home improvement project you’ve done in your house?