When I shared with you the Boys Bathroom HERE, a couple of weeks ago,
We actually started to fix it up then.
|What I shared on IG|
It wasn't really a difficult fix since all it needed was a simple design element on the long wall and some cosmetic spruce up.
I did not want to change the vanity, since it was still functional, and the huge mirror, which I love. Both fit with the clean lines I was going for in that space. It did however, have non-functional soap dispensers, and everything inside was a huge mess. And I also needed to update the decor since I also now have a teen in my midst, I had to change and get rid of the cutesy IKEA wall art in there.
So, here it is now...
We first had the whole room and ceiling refreshed with POLAR BEAR White paint from BEHR, After that I taped off the stripes. And then the boys helped with the painting.
Would you believe I've had the paint for 5 years? Yes, that's how long I procrastinated about this room (told you it was embarasssing!)! Kudos to BEHR since the paint held up pretty well (a gallon cost only $25 then, compared to the $35 now), I just went to my local Home Depot to get the can shaken and stirred again to make sure the color was gonna be ok.
I chose this color since I wanted it to go well with the oak-tone in the vanity.
All the bathroom fixtures have been brought out from their boxes after we bought them 5 years ago (I know you must be cringing right?! I know I am!)! It's bamboo and steel, brand is called FORMBU and we got those from MENARDS ( no longer available for sure).
I also painted the door & window trim SILVER (also from Behr), left over from Sophia's nursery project, so this was basically FREE. ;-)
I added this Bathroom Decal I got from TARGET on the wall. Initially I had planned on putting it in the middle of the mirror but it didn't look well, I think, it looks better here.
|We also lowered the pendants|
|I covered the switch plates with contact paper|
The Tub area was still in great condition, and I love the brass and acrylic fixtures in and out of it.
|The 90's does have it's moments. :-)|
The picture above the toilet was a Thrift store score years ago (from Chicago days), I think it adds a cute humor in that bare wall. I also added this simple Chrome Glass shelf from LOWE'S.
All the other clutter on the counter top are now inside the drawers...
.. except for Sponge bob of course! ;-)
Overall, we were all very pleased with how this space turned out.
The clean-lines and uncluttered look make for a less chaotic morning and more calming for the boys too I think.
Of course, taking a picture of this room was a nightmare...
|Yup, had to put it in here just to show you the weird poses I had to do for a shot!|
|And of course, I had to make you recall what this sad room looked like|
I have another bathroom project in the works, And I will share with you another sordid BEFORE on another post!
Hew, at least one down!
Have a Great week!