Guess what? I am done.
D-O-N-E with the kids’ gender-neutral bathroom makeover! Well, done enough. I still need some art for a wall or two, but for now, I’m calling it.
I stayed pretty true to my original plan, but I did change a few things which I’ll get to in a minute.
Before-and-Afters are my favorite, so let’s just start off there. No point in dragging it out and keeping you in suspense. You are welcome. I am super obnoxious and labeled each before and after photo just in case any of them pop up on pinterest.
I am so stoked with how this room turned out. And I’m even more stoked that I was able to pull this room together in about a week. Fastest makeover ever. Pat on the back to me.
So, what the heck did I do? First off, I painted the walls a Martha Stewart color called Heavy Goose. It’s the same gray that I painted our office. I chose this color because it’s a really light gray and I already had some in my garage. Win/win. Double prizes! I also hung all the beadboard and framed out the mirror.
I started with the shower curtain as my main color pallet and inspiration for the room. It’s hard to find a curtain that is gender-neutral that isn’t too boyish or girlish. Fortunately my daughter is crushing on blue at the moment, so she loved the curtain.
On my original inspiration board I chose some teal towels from ikea, but after I stumbled on these two-tone blue and green towels at Target, I quickly snagged them instead. Now the kids each have their own color of towel which is great for me because now I know who to yell at when I find a wet towel on the carpet. 🙂
I found the wooden block letters at least a year ago either at Target Dollar Spot or HobLob. I can’t remember. Eventually I’ll paint them some fun bright colors, but they are cute none the less sitting on the little ledge. Great easy way to label who’s towel is who’s.
And I’m still geeking out over the robe hooks. I just love the little white beads on them. They go so well with the beadboard.
I added a bit of moulding around the window above the tub just to frame it out and make it more finished. I don’t plan to put a curtain on this little window, but the moulding really helps to make it pop.
I still can’t get over how much of a difference this mirror frame has made. And it was such a simple DIY project.
The white frame and white beadboard and white counter look so crisp and fresh against the pale gray wall with the pops of teal and grass green.
The room is such a fun space now, especially considering how much of a dungeon it looked like before. It was dark and boring and depressing, but with a little color it’s now fun and ready for kids to splash around in.
The toilet area is still a bit unfinished. I was going to hang some rustic floating shelves above the toilet, but the more I think about it, the more I feel I should hang a cabinet with doors. As the kids get older they will need somewhere to store all the toilet paper and hygiene products. I don’t want them to feel embarrassed by having personal stuff like that sitting out. Getting a cabinet is now on my to-do list.
As for all the posts leading up to this, and all the stuff purchased for the room…
Shower Curtain: Target
Fluffy two-tone towels: Target
Teal towel in shower: ikea
robe hooks: Home Depot
metal shelf: ikea
light blue jugs: ikea
silver and blue bead box: husband purchased in India
plant and case: ikea
soap pump: Target
Hardware: Home Depot
wooden K and T: craft store?
basket on toilet: Marshall’s
Trash can: Target
And just because I’m so dang proud of this room, here are the before and after pictures again! Yippie!
I hope you enjoyed this little makeover. If you have any questions ask in the comments and I’ll answer them in the comments section as well.