How I transformed a bland toilet into a stunning hideaway – but some pointed out a potential flaw
A couple with an eye for interior design has now added a funky touch to their bathroom, but some online seemed split on the decision.
Melbourne DIY artist duo Josh Jessup and Matt Moss have captured the attention of the masses with their unique style and home decor tips.
To add some color to their bathroom, the couple designed removable vinyl in different colors to stick on the toilet and shared the end result on TikTok.
However, a select few expressed concern about whether the toilet would be difficult to clean now that it’s decorated.
Josh Jessup and Matt Moss from Melbourne transformed their toilet with colorful sticky vinyl. However, opinions on social media were divided
In the clip, both Josh and Matt can be seen decorating the toilet by placing the individual vinyl pieces on the surface.
And the video has since been viewed more than 138,000 times.
‘But how do you clean that? Now you can’t clean the outside, otherwise the stickers will be damaged,” said one person on TikTok.
“The dental hygienists have all left the chat,” another joked, a third adding, “A nice idea aesthetically, but some moisture and grime will get in, unfortunately they’ll soon become unusable.”
“It gives a 90s bowling alley and I’m here for it,” wrote another.
Others were impressed by the transformation, with some calling it “great,” “fantastic,” and a “bright idea.”
However, Josh and Matt said the toilet is very easy to clean, even if it’s covered in vinyl.
‘We used Cricut removable vinyl for these and they stay in place really well until you don’t want them anymore, so we can just clean over them! We’ve kept them away from the areas that need most thorough cleaning because it could get in the way a bit,” the pair told FEMAIL
“We used Cricut removable vinyl for these and they stay in place very well until you don’t want them anymore, so we can just clean over them!” the couple told FEMAIL.
“We’ve kept them away from the areas that need the most thorough cleaning because it could get in the way a bit.
“The great thing about them being removable is that if we ever decide it’s not working for us anymore, we can just remove them and it’s completely renter friendly! But we love our terrazzo toilet and think it will be around for a while.”
Using the Cricut machine was ideal as it is simple to use and easy to bring ideas to life.
Matt Moss (left) and Josh Jessup (right) moved from Sydney to Melbourne in February 2021 after discovering a shared passion for art, design and an interest in creating their own statement pieces
Their artistic energy led to the development of colourful, eclectic floor-to-ceiling pieces in their Melbourne apartment and the launch of their company, Josh and Matt Designs.
They have since moved (photo: their old flat)
Previously, Josh and Matt told FEMAIL that they have always had a passion for art and design.
The first piece the couple designed was a series of renter-friendly hanging cell phones that attach to the ceiling with command strips
Josh is an architect and artist, while Matt is a software developer and designer, and the pair describe themselves as “adults who don’t want to grow up.”
The first piece the couple designed was a series of renter-friendly hanging cell phones that attach to the ceiling with command strips.
Thanks to the built-in magnet system, the hanging sculptures can be swapped and changed as desired or two different designs can be combined with each other.
The range quickly expanded to include a selection of quirky downlight and wall art sculptures, along with ‘lava’ candles.
“We make everything from our apartment using products from Australian suppliers and always create tenant-friendly ideas,” said Matt.
Nearly 80 percent of the furniture in their apartment is second-hand pieces that have been upcycled to match their aesthetic.
For inspiration, they turn to creatives from Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy, as well as post-modern styles.
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