Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We just finished our kids' beach bathroom project, and I don't think I have ever loved a bathroom more!
As I mentioned long ago, we did not intend to update the kids' bathroom beyond maybe a coat of paint and a new shower curtain for probably a couple of years. However, upon moving into the house last fall we discovered that the enormous mirror above the sink was dangerously loose from the wall and had to be removed. That left us with a damaged wall that really could not be ignored. If we had to put up new drywall and replace the mirror, we figured we might as well take a few other reasonable steps to make this a bathroom we love. And we do love it! Take
Mirror tutorial we followed:
Captain's Mirror --- Shore Society
Cedar countertop tutorial we followed:
DIY Wooden Countertop --- Addicted 2 Decorating
If I ever question my husband's amazingness, remind me of this countertop, will ya? So dang pretty!
One great thing about taking our time to complete this room is that by the time we were ready to accessorize, I had all the ideas worked out and supplies ready come go time. I've been dying to see these mirrors come together!
Sand wall art tutorial we followed:
Sand Footprints --- Paging Fun Mums
My advice for these is buy extra plaster and frames in case your first attempt (or two) doesn't come out as nice as you hope. Aside from that, follow the tutorial exactly, and even watch the blogger's video on YouTube. That was super helpful for me.
I bought the lighthouse at a thrift store on the same day that I bought the butterflies for Sophie's room way back when.
Mike made the towel rack with hooks and wood from Lowe's (based on my instructions...have to take a little credit).
We are equally happy with the changes we did not make (and therefore saved money on). We chose not to replace the beige toilet, tile, and bathtub and also left the shower fixtures alone. We also kept the bathroom vanity but never really considered tossing that. It's in good shape, and I like the white. Maybe someday we'll do a full renovation, but for now, this fix-up is just what we imagined.
We even repurposed the old shower rod as a bath toy drying rod!
Sinks, faucets, light fixture, cabinet knobs, mirror hardware and rope - Lowe's
Picture frames, toilet paper holder, basket set, round mirrors, shower rod and rings - Ikea
Shower curtain, footprint frames - Target
Framed shell art - Michael's
Beach sign - Life Expressions
Take a look at some more DIY ideas at the Made by you Monday linky party at Skip to My Lou!