My cape cod style home was built in the 1940's and has been a work in progress. I have always had a love-hate relationship with the downstairs bathroom which was covered with UGLY Pink Tile covering half the walls. I began researching ways to paint the tile, rather than replace it and started a Pinterest board on some options. (I know I should have taken some before pics but once I started the project it seemed too late.) Anyway, here's what I did.
3) After letting the primer dry thoroughly for a few days, I applied a coat of Benjamin Moore Brilliant White latex paint with my foam roller, being careful to outline the tiles veritically and horizontally before painting the surfaces to make sure I covered the grout well. Again, I let the paint dry for a couple of days. (No one was thrilled with having the bathroom off limits AGAIN)
4) Finally, I applied a coat of latex polyurethane to provide additional strength and let that dry another couple of days, then primed and painted the upper walls with Benjamin Moore Jamaican Blue (kind of a Tiffany Blue color).
A quick trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond provided the off white cotton shower curtain, and Walmart for a tan runner (kind of looks like beach sand) and lacy white cafe curtains and tan hand towels, my own wicker basket and antique nightstand, plus a few accessories including a sea shell and a little beach print that I had completed the design.