See how painting a bath can completely transform a bathroom – especially in pink!

Is it time to give your bathtub the new year makeover it deserves?

Is your bathroom in need of some TLC? If you're on a budget but want to make an impact, painting a bath can work wonders. One such homeowner who knows only too well the impact a new shade of the tub can make, it's Sofie of Instagram account @threeboysandapinkbath.

Sofie has been sharing her home transformation with fans for almost two years, gaining over 55K. As you can imagine, the clue's in the name, her stunning home features a pink bath.

Painting the bath surround is a simple yet totally transformative step.

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The results of painting a bath pink...

bathroom with bath tub and white wall

(Image credit: RustOleum/@threeboysandapinkbath)

A quick and easy way to update bathrooms is with a splash of paint. By introducing a new colour on your free-standing bath you can create a chic new-look in no time.

Sofie's Instagram account is named after her DIY pink roll-top bath.

Responding to one follower's question if the bath is cast iron she says, 'It’s not!!!! We bought a cheap fibre one'. Showing you can paint any material with the right paint.

Speaking of the right paint, Rust-Oleum Furniture Paint is up to the job. Often requiring no sanding this smart paint makes application pretty straight forward. Super hard wearing, highly pigmented and without the need for a protective lacquer or wax – it's a great choice for ease.

Sofie confirms with Ideal Home HQ the paint shade is Pink Champagne Satin Finish Furniture Paint by Rust-Oleum.

Sofie and her family have since sold up, leaving behind the pink bath of dreams.

In her latest post she says, 'All I want for Christmas 🎄is a pink bathtub 🛀 (like what I did there 😂🤷🏻‍♀️). Might need a house to put it in first though hey 😭😂🛀 😂🤷🏻‍♀️. This is the one room I’m missing more than any other since we departed London Town.' Easy to see why.

We cannot wait to see how Sofie transforms her new family home. No thing's for sure… it's set to feature a pink bath!

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.