Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kids' Bathroom Before/After Pictures

We've made slow but steady progress on the kids' bathroom and I finally have a handful of shots to share with you today. Let's jump right in. We moved in last July and here's what it looked like...
BEFORE:

With a few minor major changes, this is what it looks like today...
AFTER:

Bye, bye ugly wallpaper...
BEFORE:

Hello, beautiful subway tile...
AFTER:
Did anyone notice my inexpensive way of dealing with the not so sightly shower tile/surround? Yep, I made a faux shower curtain and simply hid it. By hanging the curtain from the ceiling, the entire sight is obstructed and the curtain adds a little softness to the space. Painting the gold surround is on the to-do list still, but until then the curtain makes it more bearable.

Those of you with boys are probably laughing right now as you take in my subtle, or maybe not so subtle, bathroom humor... aim HERE! 

I searched high and low for a piece of art to tie in the green lights, then felt like a dork when I realized I had the perfect piece literally hanging outside the bathroom door. A little switcharoo and Bryn's frog drawing not only saved me money but completely makes the space! The existing frame compliments the hardware perfectly.

Since this bathroom is shared by both kids, I needed to bring in a handful of masculine touches. Let me tell ya something funny, see that hand towel? Before I put the antlers there, you would find it haphazardly thrown near the sink on any given day. But, as soon as the antlers came into the picture, Reed makes sure the towel is rolled back up every. single. time. I even told him he could "drape" the towel over the antlers and he informed me it looked "much better" rolled up. That's my boy! ;)

I found these jars at Walmart for less than $5. They're perfect for the girlie accessories that often get shoved it the back of the drawers. I like the added color Bryn's nail polish brings into the space when displayed this way too.

I really tried to shop our house for accessories as a means to save money, so many of these items probably look a bit familiar to those of you who've been reading for awhile. It's fun to find new purposes for everyday things. The wings on our little duck friend lift up and allow for the perfect spot to put your jewelry.


Click here to find the paint we used. I almost picked it simply because I thought the name was so perfect! It's a really great light gray that doesn't steal the show from the surrounding elements. I'd say the picture below best represents the truest read of the color:
So, there ya have it, friends. This bathroom redo taught me how to tile a wall, install lighting and use lots of caulk to hide my mistakes. There's still work to be done and ideas rolling around in my head that'd take this bathroom to the next level, but for now, since there are SO many other house projects to be tackled, we're calling it quits on this one!

8 comments:

Lisa Rozario said...

This has turned out perfect, Dana! I love the tiles and all the accessories are great - the antlers are such fun and a perfect towel holder and the arrow :) ! And yes, anything to contain an ever-growing collection of girlie items is a good thing.

pam {simple details} said...

OH MY GOSH!! This is amazing, Dana ~ the tile, green sconces, floating shelves, such a great combination! You are SO good, and I can't believe that was your first tile job!! Love the name of the paint, too! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW, dana! this is gorgeous! what a chic bathroom! love the tile and love the fixtures! and that arrow cracks me up!

Abby M. Interiors said...

DAAAAANNNNNAAA~ I love this so much. What a fantastic bathroom. I'm jealous! I would love to have this as my own bathroom. GREAT work. xo

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Dana YES!!!!!! AWESOME! You are the tile queen! The shower curtain trick - simply genius!!!! The antlers, arrow, and light fixtures are all favorites of mine in this space too, I can't believe the before and after!! Great job.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Dana YES!!!!!! AWESOME! You are the tile queen! The shower curtain trick - simply genius!!!! The antlers, arrow, and light fixtures are all favorites of mine in this space too, I can't believe the before and after!! Great job.

Martha Ward said...

That is one cool bathroom! I really like how the wall tiles turned out, and the light gray paint fits well with the different hues of white. The light curtain is a nice touch, btw. Anyway, have you made any major changes to the bathroom recently? Thanks for sharing your bathroom reno project with us. Cheers!

Martha Ward @ Son-Rise Plumbing

Kitchen & Bath Design said...

You really gave me some ideas and thoughts to consider in improving my bathroom. thanks for sharing.

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