Recently, I completed my kids bathroom remodel. I have to admit it was long overdue! But hey, when the bathroom is only used by kids, it's easy to shut the door and ignore there is a problem! Check out the following pics and some tips on how I completed this re-design for less than $200!
So usually I would start with the before pic...but my before was seriously so bad, I can't let that be the first thing you see! Before I scare you with the Orange Sherbet I'll run down the list of projects I tackled.
- replace flooring with vinyl wood planks, the peel and stick kind!
- paint the walls Bleached Linen by Behr
- paint trim Pure White by Behr
- paint oak cabinetry with Rustoleum finishes in black and distress
- install board and batten on back wall
- hang 5 individual hooks with numbers for each kids towels!
- install a rustic wood "beam" (1x8 board cut to size and stained) over the shower to hide shower curtain
- install a DIY light fixture over mirror
Now onto the Before photo.... if you have a sensitive stomach you may want to look away!
See?! I told you it was bad. I'm not entirely sure how the kids survived 3 years with this color! First world problems, I know!
Let's take a look at some more fun after pictures!
Here you can see the new light fixture. I purchased 3 individual wall sconce style lights from Amazon and I mounted them to one board. While I am getting more comfortable working with electrical projects, I did enlist the help of my dad to complete this project. I will not be giving wiring advice, as I am no professional there!
I painted the existing oak cabinetry with Rustoleum Paint in black. I gave it a distressed finish with sandpaper. This does 2 things, adds farmhouse character and allows me to not freak out when the kids inevitably scratch some of the paint off! Win, win!
I used the space on the wall above the toilet for additional storage by adding 3 "floating" shelves. I simply hung a 1x8 board, that I cut into 3 sections, on the wall, using simple wall brackets. Nothing fancy, but it does the job and looks pretty good too! The kids keep their bathroom 'gear' inside the wooden cubbies to keep clutter off the counter tops! Most of the items I used for styling these shelves came from my Gable Lane Crates! So fun, you should totally check them out!
These prints on wood were one of my fave decor additions to the space! While I know my kiddos love each other, having a printed out reminder of their brotherly and sisterly roles sure doesn't hurt! My youngest said she loves to read them while she brushes her teeth, it reminds her to be nice! I got these from an awesome shop on Etsy called Paisleys Parables. I love the distressing and they are really great quality! If you head to her shop, she is offering a coupon code for you to choose your favorite item! Use coupon code 25OFF for a 25% discount, good through August 31st! Also, check out my Instagram for a fun contest!
So there you have it! There was no major renovation involved, but I think you'll agree I completely transformed the space. This was a 2 weekend project for me, paint and flooring the first weekend and the accents and decorating the following weekend. Totally doable! I hope this will inspire you to tackle a remodel of your own!
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