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Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Bathroom Gets a Little Facelift ...

Greetings friends!

Some of you may be surprised to know that our son's bathroom (which doubles as one of our guest baths) has had the *same* shower curtain for the last 6 years ... the *same* paint color ... AND, the *same* accessories.  The only thing that has changed in here over the years has been the rolls of toilet paper (ha)!  

That was until recently ... BEFORE:


AFTER!  It was time for the monkeys to return to the wild and give this little space more of a "neutrally-boyish" look for our 7 year old ... 


The method to my madness involved several things.  FIRST ... we had board and batten installed to brighten up this small space, which was then painted Ben Moore's basic white (semi-gloss).  


Then, our formerly Laura Ashley Olive 4 green walls became Ben Moore's White Sand.  I then chose this striped fabric to frame the shower (which my neighbor sewed into two panels):


When I spotted this fella at Home Goods, I knew he'd be a fun addition to the long wall:


And, in place of a towel bar (that my kiddo could never quite seem to hang a towel on ... the floor was easier!), we added these simple hooks:


Now, towels don't end up on the floor anymore!


A wall that was once filled with a big ol' floral ...


now has handsome nautical prints from Home Goods on it:


Up close and in person, you can spy subtle flecks of blues and reds in the sailors' jackets:  


On the "toilette," I placed this simple box topped with shells:


And, rather than buying a new mirror, I simply spray painted our oil rubbed bronze one that was already in here with blue spray paint for a bit of a pop (and to tie in with the shower curtain and towels):


Of course, that wasn't the only thing that was painted ... the light fixture went from oil rubbed bronze to Annie Sloane's "Pure White":


Mr. Monkey has gone back to the jungle ...


And, in his place now sits a textured vase filled with decorative sticks:




I still have one more piece of art to find ... and, I might just might paint the cabinets (imagine that)!  But, for now, I'm enjoying seeing this space with a lighter and brighter facelift!


Thanks for stopping by!

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36 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it and I love that you left the cabinets stained. I toy with the idea of painting mine, then back to the stain again. I really love all of your changes. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Becca,
Wonderful makeover! Luv the new walls and the blue mirror.

Blessings,
Linda

Eclectically Vintage said...

Great idea to spray paint the mirror! Looks fabulous!
Kelly

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Looks great, Becca! Love the update!

dawnineden.com said...

What a great makeover. I would never of thought of using AS paint for the lighting fixture. I may have to steal that idea! I love the new accessories too!

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

Wonder how the cabinets would look if you painted them the same as the mirror? Love all these changes...looks so fresh.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

What a nice lighter and brighter update. Looks so fresh Becca.
Was just telling the Mr that we updated almost the entire home this last year with the exception of the bath that serves as guest and for my son. YIKES! I had better got a move on.
happy Sunday.
Hugs, Gee

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks just fabulous, Becca. You can't get any fresher than blue and white and I love the nautical/coastal vibe!

XO,
Jane

Recreate and Decorate said...

The bath look great! I love the whale!!!

Anne said...

awesome job! Love the striped curtain, the painted fixture, the hooks, the board and batten... did I miss anything? LOVE IT ALL!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Becca! Love the crisp, classic nautical look in your bathroom. I just changed out a shower curtain, too, and something so simple can make a real difference in a bathroom.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Becca, it looks great. I love White Sand that is my sun room color. I bet your son will not miss the monkeys.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I really like it, looks so fresh and clean! Love how you redid the mirror and light too!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I really like it, looks so fresh and clean! Love how you redid the mirror and light too!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love it, love it Becca...it is just perfect....so fresh and beautiful...Love all of your HomeGoods finds...and the board and batten is the perfect wall treatment/trim for the room....you nailed it Becca!!

At The Picket Fence said...

That's not just a "little" face lift Becca! It's a big one and absolutely beautiful! I'm working on my kiddos bathroom too and you've given me loads of inspiration as always! :-)
Vanessa

Petra said...

Whoa! What a transformation!!! Love everything - the timber cabinet makes it look more nautical so I wouldn't change it! Is that fabric "curtain" water-proof? :-)

NanaDiana said...

Becca-It looks really beautiful. I love the way it turned out-what a great updated look. Buh-bye monkeys!!! xo Diana

Carol Stebner said...

Well, I for one am totally shocked that you have let that bathroom remain untouched by Becca's magic for so long....lol! It turned out great! So glad you have released those monkeys!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I love the new look, Becca! You did a great job of giving it a nautical feel. Love the whale that you found too! How does your son like it?

carol jane said...

Love the new look. So much better and modern! Awesome job!

Angela Ryder said...

Great new look, Becca! I love the blue on the mirror!!~~Angela

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

Looks beautiful! Sharing on my FB page today :)

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

Looks beautiful! Sharing on my FB page today :)

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

So pretty! I love the striped curtain and wainscotting. Super beachy :)

Merlesworld said...

Lovely job but don't you miss the monkeys
Merle........

Cynthia said...

Sorry I am so late but we moved, via my blog, I am now just catching up. What a beautiful change. The whale from HG is such a great find. The shower curtain is gorgeous!

Cynthia

Deb said...

Dried flowers are dead, and considered bad feng shui. The rest of the makeover is amazing!

Kelly said...

I love the new look you gave it! My kids bathroom is still the same after many years too. It seems they don't care what it looks like, so I don't feel compelled to change it. I'm just happy when it's clean! LOL! I love the nautical flair you added. Painting the cabinets would be easy to do if you decide to do that.

LL from KS said...

I love the update! It looks fantastic! I think it would really look good to paint the vanity the same color as the mirror. I think it would "read" as one piece. Great job!

LL from KS said...

I love the update! It looks fantastic! I think it would really look good to paint the vanity the same color as the mirror. I think it would "read" as one piece. Great job!

Debbiedoos said...

Wildside be gone LOL. I had that same monkey curtain and loved it for years. Mine is long gone too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Fabulous makeover my friend! I love the new paint color and the board and batten! Love the fabric you chose for the shower curtain too...looks fabulous!

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Well Becca you have done it again! Such an incredible transformation but you made it seem so easy. The striped fabric is perfect. The hooks instead of a towel bar idea is brilliant!

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