Tuesday, April 29, 2014

gray and coral kid/teen bathroom

My kid's bathroom is finally completed! After starting and stopping and starting again it is finally finished!

My kids are growing up way to quickly and with two teenagers (one boy and one girl) and a ten year old daughter I wanted this bathroom to represent their fun and quirky personalities! When we first moved here three years ago I played it safe and went with brown and blue and a little boring! I think it's safe to say it isn't boring anymore!

I began this little makeover all the way back in November when we needed a new towel holder (you can read about it here). I also fell in love with the bright shower curtain from Target at the same time. Then the room sat until February when I tackled the brown trim and removed the ugly builder's towel bar and toilet paper holder.

I had a great time prying those things off the walls! My husband wasn't too thrilled to come home from work and find three holes in the drywall!

Before we could even begin on patching the drywall I had some unexpected health issues that put our lives on hold for two months (I promise I will be sharing that story soon).

Once I was back to my old self again I got my husband on board to fix the holes and last week I got the room painted and decorated!

Here is a quick look at the before...

and after...

I completed the room for around $130

I used leftover paint from our master bathroom Behr graceful gray on the walls and a sample size of Behr Japanese kimono on the vanity.
The most expensive change was the light fixture. You can't see it in the before pics but we had a hideous builders boob light (you all know what I'm talking about).
The kids also got new towels. The coral towel is from Meijers and the turquoise and gray towels are from Target. I also found the glass jars at Target in the "dollar spot" as well as the green toothbrush holders.
I kind of stumbled upon the canvas artwork at a local Big Lot's store that was going out of business. Everything was 50% off so I only paid $7.50.

Everything came together perfectly and the kids are glad to finally have a completed bathroom!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Kids bathroom update and a colorful pallet clock

Last week I finally got the kids bathroom painted and worked on getting it completed. I will be showing you the room later this week!

 One project I worked on was a clock for the room since the kiddos are always running late in the morning. I bought a cheap $4.00 clock and used some pallets and paint to dress it up.

I already had leftover pallets and paint so the entire project only cost $4.00.
Once the pallets were attached together on the back and painted I just added a screw to the center to hang the clock from.

I love the pop of color it brings to the bathroom!
Can't wait to share the completed room with you later this week!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coral bathroom vanity

My kids bathroom has been in a state of limbo for months now {and still is}. I wanted to bring in some color and brighten it up. What I thought would be a quick little makeover has been in the works since November when I shared the new towel holder I made {here}.

Then the holidays came, and then my surgery and recovery. The bathroom sat for months and months. I have stuff lined up all along the hallway outside the bathroom just waiting to be addressed.

Last weekend I got started again on the bathroom by painting the vanity coral {the paint had been sitting there since before my surgery}.

Here she is now...

It's hard to get a great picture I either had to stoop inside the bathtub or on the hallway floor.

The color is Japanese Kimono by Behr.

It is bright and the husband isn't too crazy about it, but I love it! Now I can't wait to get the walls painted and add some accessories.


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Painted chipboard planter

I'm back today for a simple and quick project that I recently 
picked up at the Target "dollar spot" for just $3.00! 
I knew this could be a cute little spring project!

All you need is a planter of some sort, paint, stamps, and some flowers.

The planter started off like this...

I removed the jute handles and then gave the planter two coats of white semi gloss paint. I let it dry and then used some foam stamps from my scrapbooking stash to dress it up a little. I reattached the jute handles and added two small pots of flowers. Since the planter is chipboard I remove the flowers when watering them.

About thirty minutes and only $7.00 {$3.00 for planter and $4.00 for the flowers}. 

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