Monday, May 16, 2011

A career change and a project...Boys' Bathroom

I recently left the corporate world after 8+ years to follow my dream as a domestic engineer. :o) I am finally able to tackle some projects that have been on my to do list and it feels great!

Last week I worked on redoing the bathroom that doubles as a guest/kids' bathroom.

It's very hard to get decent pics of a bathroom! I had already started the demolition and piling everything in the bathtub before I realized that I needed to take before pics! Excuse the horrendous lighting against the horrendous pale yellow walls.
Before:

-Yellow walls with marching ants stamped along the baseboards and around the shower, mirror and door. Grass stencil along the baseboards. (sorry, didn't get close up of those!)

The process:
-Painted walls a muted gray
-Removed the standard builder mirror and lighting bar
-Repainted vanity cabinet and added hardware
-Replaced towel racks
-New shower curtain




Wooden shoe form hooks from First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX; Custom eye chart says 'Wash your hands and brush your teeth'....motherhood subliminal messaging!


Round mirror from Hobby Lobby, new light fixture was a Goodwill find.


Painted over the white cabinets with a rich dark chocolate color (my fave!) and added hardware. (Canton finds for a quarter a piece! Score!!) Scrolly applique is from Hobby Lobby.


This was a rubber stamp holder in it's former life (Canton find from a few years ago!)...added some test tubes (Hobby Lobby) and now it's a toothbrush holder! The boys love it!


Found this towel holder in Canton on our last trip and it was the inspiration for the room. (Along with the wooden shoe form hooks)

I still have to add a few more touches, but I'm happy with the progress.

2 comments:

Pamela said...

All y our projects are looking fabulous! Hope you are enjoying your new career!

hissyfit33 said...

This is a fabulous ROOM! Your very creative...I'm now trying to figure out where I can get a window, old shoes and "hand" towel rack. I'm in Iowa and have no place close to find these.

One question- did you make the "eye" chart? It's wonderful and I've been trying to figure out the fonts to make it (did I say I was craft-impaired??? Or did you buy it? It would be a great tutorial if you made it...(hint, hint, wink, wink)

I wish you had to spot on your blog to be able to have your posts sent to our emails so I would be sure not to miss any of them. If you can email me it about the question above I would be honored. My email is: lindavb50208@yahoo.com

Keep up the wonderful work!
Linda