The bathroom flip flop

Hold onto your hats because this post is going to get a little crazy. And when I say "crazy" what I really mean is "confusing". The kids' bathroom and the guest bathroom are both in the same hallway. The kids' bathroom is the first door on the right, and the guest bathroom is the last door at the very end of the hallway. The kids' bedrooms are sandwiched between both doors (the 2nd door on the left and the 2nd door on the right). Here's the floor plan to help get you oriented. When we moved in I put the kids bathroom between the girl room and the living room. It seemed like … [Read more...]

The bathrooms got a fast facelift

Moving day came and went, and we were all moved in. Now it was time to get settled! Well, first order of business? Showering. The previous owners left the shower curtains in two of the three showers (our master bathroom has a glass door, not a curtain). After assessing both bathrooms I determined that the curtains and rods    The rods are those super nice ones that bow outward to give you more elbow room. However, these had seen better days and were ripping out of the wall. Plus, as much as people rave about this style of shower rod, I personally am not … [Read more...]

Check out the kids’ teal and grass green bathroom makeover

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 … [Read more...]

kids’ bathroom update: paint and hardware (and a lot of snark)

Holla! I'm a day late posting, but hopefully this update won't be a dolla' short. If you've been reading for more than a few days you are probably aware that I've been redoing the kids' bathroom. Yes, another bathroom post. I'm on a roll (pun unintentionally hilarious). So, let's see, where was I? I started with a moodboard of the big overhaul, then the bathroom got all up in its business with some serious beadboard treatment, and after that the ugly builder-grade mirror got a handmade (but not homemade - that sounds frumpy) frame. Which brings us to today. Hardware. And paint. And … [Read more...]

The kids’ bathroom mirror gets framed

The past few weeks I've been working on renovating the kids' bathroom. Today I'm going to show you how I framed out their mirror. I have never framed out a mirror before so I ended up putting it off in our house for more than two years. After completing one all I have to say is, dude, this is pretty darn easy. Expect me to go on a tangent and frame out all the mirrors in this house over the next month. Such a huge difference. I can't even believe how much of a difference this simple update has made. Just to recap, so far I've shared my plans for the bathroom complete with a … [Read more...]

Kids’ bathroom makeover, phase 1: Hanging beadboard and trim

I have been working on the kids' gender-neutral bathroom this week and it is turing out exactly how I have been envisioning it. I am so excited to share the progress with you guys. Last week I showed you the mood board I created for the bathroom. I am so glad that you all liked it! I am pretty good at power tools and crafting and stuff, but the whole "decorating" thing is not really my forte, though I do try. Hearing that you liked my concept convinced me that my collection of stuff wasn't a total train-wreck. :) Here's where I stared from: Before I dive into all the … [Read more...]

The great big plans for the kids’ bathroom overhaul

As promised, I'm back with some exciting updates in our kids' bathroom. I have been putting off redoing their bathroom for two reasons. 1) I had a hard time coming up with a unisex theme that my son and daughter could both enjoy. And 2) (the main reason)... I was dreading going up and down the stairs like twenty billion times. But I sucked it up and have started the great kids' bathroom renovation of 2013. Here's where we are starting from. The bathroom is standard size and shape, except the toilet is across from the sink in this little alcove. I wish it were just next to the tub and … [Read more...]