July 16, 2012

Kids Bathroom Makeover

Hello friends!!
I hope your weekend was filled with all sorts of fun & family :) 

We had a pretty nice weekend. 
Hubs took me on a random date night Friday night to our favorite restaurant (On the Border!) and we got a little getaway night.
Plus we sold hubby's old car!
Finally. Now it's completely checked off my list and I don't have to think about it anymore!

People keep asking me when little man starts school and I just close my ears to it!
(well... I answer them. I'm not ignoring them- ha!) 
But I'm SO not ready to think about when school starts...for both of us. 
I'm enjoying the summer- and sticking with that right now!!

I thought it high time to show another room reveal.
I have a major room reveal to show you soon 
(can anyone say craft room???) 
but for now I thought I'd show you little man's bathroom. 
Which we redid about a year and a half ago.
Yup. It's taken me that long to get pictures & a tutorial up.
don't judge :)

Here's what we were working with: 

Obviously the main thing that needed to change was that dreaded wallpaper. 
Both of our bathrooms had this same paper. 
Which I guess in wallpaper world it's not the absolute worst. 
But still. Ugh. 

You can see my master bath reveal here and see what we did with it!

The other major thing was getting rid of all the gold fixtures. 
This is the mirror that came in the room and it wasn't ideal for lots of reasons.

First- it was a yucky fake gold color and was peeling.
Second- it doesn't work on that huge wall at. all. 
So it had to go. 

But that required finding the perfect mirror.
Which we didn't for a while. 
We lived with the wallpaper for about a year before I wanted to tackle it.
But I did mess with the mirror to at least tone down the gold for a bit. 

Here's the mirror changed up. 
Definitely a difference but still a lot to be desired...

About a year after living with the wallpaper, 
I decided to tackle it on a whim.
One of those "I can't stand looking at it anymore' projects.
Basically, hubby woke up to strips of gooey wallpaper everywhere on a random saturday morning.
Sorry, hun. 

And after a few days of hard work and little bit of creativity later...
here's the fabulous after!!!

Isn't it a million times better???
The walls had to be textured and then I painted them in SW's "watery".
It was a nice, soft blue color. 

The shower curtain is from Target and was the perfect blend of colors I wanted to use. 
The watery blue, dark browns and soft greens. Plus a hint of yellow. 
Exactly the colors I was wanting to bring into the space. 

My sister won the "Bless our Nest" print and gave it to us. 
It worked perfectly in the bathroom.
Plus I was wanting to add touches of birds because little man (and me) both love them!!
(You can find the print here

I gave the cabinets a fresh coat of white paint and changed out the gold hardware with some oil rubbed bronze pulls. 

And I finally found the perfect mirror!! 
My mom picked this awesome wood-grain mirror at Big Lots and then decided it didn't work in her space. 
So it came home with me :) 
Doesn't it look great on that wall?? 

The frames above the toilet were some thrifty finds that I painted a glossy white.
Tutorials on the art inside of them to come later :) 

I added a vinyl saying from Hobby Lobby above the mirror to fill out a little more blank space! 

Here's a few close-ups of the pieces around the mirror: 

Most of the items in the bathroom were found & repurposed in some way.
The easiest way to get pieces in the colors you need- just add spraypaint!!

Item Breakdown: 
Ceramic Bird Eggs: Redo here
Chevron Frame: Target Frame that I covered in chevron paper
Ceramic Birds: Michaels
Green Shelves: Thrifted & Painted
Jute Empty Frame: Thrifted Frame wrapped in Jute
'Bath" Wood Art: Thrifted & Painted
White Candle: Accessorized a bit :) 
White Mini Stool: Target Dollar Bin
Birdhouse: Michaels- stained dark walnut
Washcloth caddy: Hobby Lobby

The cute 'Brush you Teeth" Print is from Thirty Handmade Days and I just added it to a thrifted frame that I painted white. 

I also went ahead and updated the outlet covers and other fixtures in oil-rubbed bronze.
The towel holder & toilet paper holder were spraypainted ORB. 

I love all the fun pops of color in here! 
Definitely more of a kids space than the stuffy wallpaper that was here before!!!

Need another reminder of how far this little bathroom came?? 

What do you think? 
It's amazing how a little paint and the right accessories can make a room seem bigger & brighter, huh? 

I hope you enjoyed my little tour :) 
I'll be back later this week to share the framed art how-to!! 

Have a great Monday!!

Click below to check out some of my other room reveals: 

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  1. So Cute Kelsey! I love the soft blue color- very pretty! What was the color/brand I think that would look perfect in my kids bathroom!! I am working on their bathroom as well, and this puts some fire under the butt.. I need to get it done! It looks really cute!

  2. What an adorable transformation! I think it's a perfect kids bathroom and I'm sure you're little one is thrilled with the update!

  3. Love it! I am currently working on re-doing our bathrooms (not quite as drastically) but thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Kelsey I love it! Great job Girl


  5. wow, that is amazing!!!! it looks so pretty!!

  6. This looks incredible! I'll be sticking around to find out about that framed art...

  7. Omgosh!! It looks amazing! Haven't been by in WAY too long, having fun catching up :)

  8. Wow, what a difference!! Love the colors {especially the wall color}! So glad that mirror didn't work out for your mom because it looks great in there! :) That brush your teeth print is too cute. Awesome job!! I would love if you came by and shared this at my new link party!

  9. This is so amazing! Love the wall color, the frames and all the cute accessories you have used. The mirror looks fabulous. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend!

  10. I love redoing bathrooms. Its easy and fun! Your looks great btw ;)

    New follower from Saturday at 7. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can!

  11. I love it! You really did a great job, such a fun space!

  12. That came out fantastic. At first I thought even with the wall paper gone there was no hope for that vanity, and I was completely wrong! Those new pulls make it adorable and with the mirror and other brass removal, it looks FANTASTIC! I bet your little man loves it too!

  13. great job! My kids will both be in college this year..daughter a senior and son a freshman so I am thinking of updating their bathroom..I have not touched it in years!

  14. Hi there! I'm visiting from Craft-O-Manic Monday. Amazing transformation!! Love the colors you've chosen. I am now a new follower and would be honored if you would visit and follow me back at Thanks!

  15. Come from Craft-O-Manic

    I feel so inspired to tackle my own children's bathroom. It is gross and needs to be redone. I love how yours turned out. The blue on the walls is a great color.

  16. Oh, it turned out Amazing!!! A fantastic job, most indeed!! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Tuesday Talent Show. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Come join the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Wow, this is fantastic. I bet you find a few reasons to randomly walk into the bathroom and just check it out!

  18. What a transformation. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  19. LOVED this bathroom makeover! It's a feature this week!

    Thanks for linking up!

  20. Looks great! I love the wood framed mirror! Awesome job :)

  21. Turned out so cute! Love the color combo and all the birds - they work just great in this space!

  22.  You really did a beautiful job! I love how bright & fresh everything looks. What an improvement. 

  23. Your site is great source of inspiration for all the people searching for design ideas. keep posting

  24. Its really great post you have shared, which is informative and knowledgeable.


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