It’s done! One small step for mankind, one giant step for our little bathroom.
Having 4 boys using this one teeny bathroom with almost no storage was getting to me. Towels stacked on the floor, toothpaste on the sink, nowhere to dry your hands…really it was like living in the wild.
We spent 5 days working, working, working and I am super pleased with the result! What was once the slum of the house is now a place of pride. It’s amazing what a little paint, vinyl and junk can do!
Remember the before?
Well here it is now….tada!
And from the other side before:
The walls are gray. I couldn’t get the color to be true in the photos. Bummer because it’s a really gorgeous color.
For such a small room I have a LOT to show you.
First, the shower. I used a Command Forever Classic Medium Metal Hook, Oil Rubbed Bronze right on the shower glass and sewed a loop of gray ribbon to a hand towel to make the towel easy to hang. That fixes 2 problems. 1. There was no place to hang a towel 2. I needed to make the shower look better since I can’t replace it. I used my die-cut machine and my Expressions Vinyl to add fun words to the shower.
And speaking of vinyl words…..(do you think this will actually help them remember to flush?)
And how about that floor? Yep, we painted it. I designed it but three of my girls did all of the work. Don’t worry….I rewarded them handsomely. I will be doing a full post on the floor soon!
And there you see the bottom corner of the shelf I built. I am so in love with the bigger storage….it makes me happy, happy, happy.
I have gotten quite a few questions about the shelf. I will do a whole post on that too. And the baskets across the top give me a place to put all of those towels that were on the floor before. Neat and tidy makes a happy mom.
Behind the door I hung an old map. I didn’t mind that it isn’t a perfect match to the rest of the room or that it has to hang behind the shelf. In fact, that’s part of why I love it. It’s not perfect AND maybe the boys can learn some geography while they are “sitting”.
The red metal box is full of Bandaids. Why is it that we can never find a Bandaid when we need one?! Well I fixed that problem.
On the other side of the new shelf is a towel rack I built with flea market junk I have collected. Again….future post.
I love it so.
What’s better than a monogrammed towel?
I also LOVE the metal boxes that I hung over the toilet. I found them about a year ago at the local Habitat Restore. They are old napkin dispensers and there was no key for them, which made them seriously cheap. I knew they’d be perfect in the boys’ bathroom, so I grabbed them up and put them away. We found a key online and I hung them upside down to use as decorative shelves.
I spray painted a clock red and since the boxes are metal I simply added magnets to the back of the clock, then just stuck it on the metal box. I believe you should have a clock in every bathroom.
It’s so nice to have the bathroom all fixed up. I am hoping that this will encourage the boys to keep it clean, but I won’t be holding my breath on that.
Here are a few shopping details:
Paint: Restoration Hardware “Right White” and “Graphite”
Vinyl: Expressions Vinyl
Top Shelf Baskets: Target
Curtains: Pillowcase and magnet rod from Target
I had a budget of $200 to do the whole room and I went over by about $25. The materials for the shelf took up about $100 and I splurged for the 4 new towels which is what put me over. I already had all of the decor and junk that I used all around, including the 4 metal baskets on the bottom shelves, which kept my cost down.
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