Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bathroom Project

I take after my mom in many ways and one of them includes completing projects around the home front when a spouse is out of town. Growing up, when my dad was gone on business or a fire, he never knew if he would have a new wall in the house or new paint color somewhere. when he returned. Surprising Dad when he returned almost made up for the time he had been away. I definitely inherited that "surprise gene". I have had a plan in mind for months this time my hubby was to be gone, but the night before he left, I changed the plan! Our main bathroom is the one that is a guest bath as well as the kids' bath. For several years, it has been kid friendly and fun with colors that appealed to girls as well as the boy. I loved the circles in blue and green (they added a punch of color without damaging the walls, as they had some sort of low adhesive backing on them).

I decided that this room needed a mini makeover and went to work. The sticker thingies came down as did the shower curtain and towels. I changed the towel bars and T.P holder to a brushed nickel finish, rather than the bright brass ones. I would love to change the faucet and light fixture finishes as well, but that was a bit more than I wanted to tackle and spend this weekend. I covered the glass doors above the toilet with Washi Tape to hide the contents and used it on the black pillar container on top for decoration as well. (search washi tape online...super cute and a gazillion ideas) I added the clock to manage certain offspring's time in the bathroom a bit better. I played with fonts to make initials and placed in existing frames. I had the white "love", "live" and "laugh" vases and added the silver, mirrored twigs from as old wreath I had. I love the shadows on the wall that they create.

The saying is something that is so important to kids to know and believe...I hope seeing those words every day will help mine be true to themselves. I down loaded it from Aimee. She has a lot of wonderful free downloads.

New towels and shower curtain are perfect for what I want and some items form other areas in our home.

Anyway, I am in love with this room again.

Hope my husband is, too.



Anonymous said...

Excellent! You did a great job, I'm sure he'll love it.

DENICE said...

You did a FANTASTIC jaw is dropped, OUCH it hit the floor a bit too hard!

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

This is beautiful!! What a cute blog & great post! I love the colors and the quote! Thanks for sharing it!
Also, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It was totally worth it to paint the cabinets!! I understand your husbands worry, because once you paint, unless you strip them down, you won't be able to stain them, only paint. But I don't plan on staining. The paint worked really well, and I felt like the grey added a little touch of class as opposed to all white... Good luck! I hope you share your kitchen if you decide to paint it!!!

Tipper said...

Oh my goodness-I love both versions!!

Aimee said...

Love your makeover! I featured this on the Sprik Space FB page today. :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love it, too! Makes me want to find something to make over.