Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kids Bathroom Done

It's been a work in progress for several posts now and I'm happy to say it's all done!! I'm happy, Kevin's happy and the kids are definately happy to have their bathroom back without all the paint supplies and whatever was being worked on at that point cluttering up the small room.

We began with the room having a darker rose glaze on the walls and more items and decorations in this room.
View from shower area before

View from hallway before

I lightened up the color by painting a cream base then ragging on a lighter taupe color glaze to accent the texture on the walls, but not done as intensely as the first rose glaze was. I sponged more of the cream over the beach glaze to insure the color stayed lighter.

View from hallway after

View from shower area after

Then it was on to the sink, completely changing the look from the dark cabinet and counter to lighter finishes. The tile backsplash was replaced with white PVC board trim for a durable backsplash that again is just brighter.  The faucet was replaced with one that looks better and has the same brushed silver finish that the light fixture has.

Sink before

Kevin adding backsplash

Sink after

The bathroom cabinets over and near the toilet were cleaned and sprayed with a fresh coat of white paint to give them a needed pick me up.

Cabinet over toilet

Small cabinet

Tall cabinet by shower

The shelf with towel hooks was replaced with a simple brushed silver bar and a picture was hung where the shelf had been.

Shelf with towel hooks and other decorative items before

Kevin putting up new towel bar

Towel bar and picture after

We added a mirror and framed it out over the shower area.  This brightens that end of the bathroom that could be dark and cave like before.  This mirror reflects the light source over the sink and works like I'd hoped to lighten the whole room.

Clips going up

Mirror mastic to back of mirror

And it's up. Just needs the trim

I thinned the number of decorations and made most more practical.  The top shelf of the tall cabinet has jars with cotton balls, dental floss and cotton swabs.  The middle shelf has a few decorative items, at least for now.  An antique shaving cup that holds my grandfathers old straight edge razors and an antique cold cream jar are some of the items in this little vignette.

Top shelf tall cabinet


Here it is!

So one more project down, YAY!!!


  1. It's looks fresher! I can't wait to have a house I can do things to :)

    1. Thanks we like the change as well.

  2. Hi Lynda,
    WOW what a goreous makeover. The lighter colors and accents are perfect. You all did an amazing job. I bet you are really enjoying it too. Love the special touches you added. So pretty and fresh. Thank you for sharing this inspiration.

    Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

    1. Thanks so much Celestina. Appreciate the compliment and your visit to our blog. You have a great week as well.

  3. What a great transformation. I wish I had an in house carpenter:)

    1. Thanks Paps. Kevin is an incredible help with all my bright ideas!! : ) Are you back then from your trip to Malaysia or just checking in on your trip?

  4. You have been a busy, productive woman!! I LOVE to see your men working on all these projects together. :)

    1. I love to see it too!!! It is such a nice thing to have an in house team : )

  5. Great job! Love it so much lighter! You're like the Energizer Bunny!