My kids bathroom is pretty much where my design world started! Every time I walked in here and had to tolerate looking at these murky green walls and these horrible shower doors, I was one step closer to ripping this room apart! This bathroom is very small and has no windows. I LOVE windows and all of that bright light streaming through! I couldn’t take looking at this anymore! This is what usually happens when I start a new project…it is solely because I’m fed up with what’s going on design wise in the room and it’s, yes, usually spur of the moment when I decide to start a project (my husband does not so much appreciate that part of it by the way). So on this day, after my kids had left for school (and my husband was gone for work), I decided to get to work. The first thing to go was this shower door! I have always hated these things! I ripped it out with the help of my exacto knife. I then filled the holes in the sides of the shower with caulk and painted over them with white paint. A sigh of relief, the first thing that was driving me crazy, is gone! Next were the walls! I’m sorry to say that I forget the paint color that I used but I just wanted something white. I went to Home Depot and picked out a white Behr paint and needless to say when my husband got home, my murky green walls were not burning my eyes anymore! The space is now so much brighter and calming. I did also paint the vanity a beachy blue color and antiqued it with antiquing gel from Home Depot before sealing it with poly. I have to say it didn’t take long for my daughter to rub pink nail polish on it, only to let it dry so that I couldn’t get it off. Tip of the day: always write down what paint colors you used so that when touch ups are needed you will always be secure in knowing a trip to the store for paint will fix it all! After that lesson, I will remember all of my paint colors! Here is the before and after…sorry that the before picture is so horrible, but I guess that’s what it’s supposed to be right? Source list at the end of post.
The mirror surround I made with 1×6″ boards. I sanded them and then painted them white with Swan Wing Behr paint, I then distressed them until there were areas showing unpainted spaces, I then added minwax Dark Walnut stain over the paint in minimal amounts while wiping until I had the color that I desired. I wanted the boards to look old and beachy. The boards are attached to the mirror with liquid nails. This is such a budget friendly way to update your builder grade mirror. I did the same for the name boards and used a stencil from Home Depot for the names. The boards were affixed with screws straight into the studs (thanks for my hubs help on that one). The BEACH sign…I painted, distressed and then added antiquing gel to bring out the rustic look. I’m not huge on using “themes” in spaces so I went for the subtle beachy decor. This photo we took when were on vacation in San Diego. My kids were in awe their first time at the ocean!
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Old Stool: Local Antique Store
Old Bucket: Local Antique Store
Shower Curtain: Home Goods
Large Frame with kids photo: Ikea
Poster size print: printed at Office Max
Bath mat: thrift store
Hooks on name boards: Ace Hardware
Mirror framing: handmade by myself (see above for info)
BEACH sign: handmade by myself (see above for info)
Name boards: handmade by myself (see above for info)