When we moved into our home (just over 3 years ago) I didn't want the hall bathroom - the one the kids use - to be a "kid" bathroom.I love those kid bathrooms - but only when they are actually dedicated kid spaces.
Mine was a hall bathroom - the bathroom guests would be using. I felt like it needed to be "adult" in it's decor.
Fast forward to now - things have changed. I no longer work outside the home, my life revolves around my kids. And I no longer care if my (childless adult) guests giggle a little at my hall bathroom. Two children use it every day and I want it to be bright and happy for them - not the boring neutral that it's been for way too long.
Model Home-ish, wouldn't you say? Except a Model Home would have had something nice hanging above the toilet. I always meant to hang something there, but never could find anything I liked.
To start, I decided to install beadboard.
I've had a beadboard obsession for longer than I can remember - yet I've NEVER installed it in a room. The bathroom is small, so I figured it was a perfect place to start - nice and easy :)
Once I knew beadboard was going in, I chose a paint color. I wanted something bright, and lately I'm having a thing for green. I chose a Behr color called Grape Leaves.
Here are the After picture -
I purchased this adorable shower curtain at Target.
I already had a stack of brightly colored towels that matched the colors in the curtain perfectly. I sewed little ribbon loops onto them to hang them on the new towel hook I installed to replace the old towel bar with.
The shutter is actually an interior shutter that I found for CHEAP on KSL.com (our local - better traveled -version of Craigslist.) I painted it with an oops paint in the most gorgeous shade of turquoise and distressed it.
The sign hanging on the front is made from a scrap of beadboard and hand painted by me. I'm not sure I LOVE it. It might be replaced in the future. We'll see.
The shelf is another project that I'll share in the future. The accessories on it I already had.
I framed out the mirror with molding and corner pieces. Love the way it turned out!
The whole re-do was SO cheap!
I bought a gallon of paint for $25 (only used half)
2 sheets of beadboard for $33 (I got one for 50% off because it was damaged at one end)
The molding, liquid nails and silicon for less than $30
The shower curtain was $20
The new towel hook was $3
The shutter was $1.25
The shelf was about $4
Total was about $100!
The counter top flower arrangement thing is made from stuff I already had. I'm not sure I love it. Thoughts?
Is it good, bad or ugly?
Linking up to The Room a Month party at Shades of Pink
and to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
and to It's So Very Cheri's It's So Very Creative party!