Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bathroom Remodel Reveal

A few of you showed an interest in seeing pics of the bathroom where I shot this hair tutorial, so I thought I'd show you all the end results of the kid's bathroom redo, that we completed almost a year ago!  If you recall from a post a long time ago, my inspiration was loosely based off of this image here.  Overall, I love the way it all came together.
Aside from painting the kid's rooms and adding bead board, this is the only project we've tackled inside the house.  We're still so undecided on what we want to do with this house, but we knew from the beginning that we were going to want to update this room, as it's the not only the kid's bathroom, but the only guest bath as well.  The old cabinet was situated in an odd way around the plumbing pipes, leaving the drawers only able to open half way, so we knew we wanted to replace the cabinet to get fully functioning drawers. 
The light fixture was HUGE and looked oddly out of place in this very tiny bathroom.  The bathroom measures 9'x5', so at 4' long, it took up almost half the bathroom
The medicine cabinet was functional, but needed to be replaced along with the cabinet to match.
The sink was very old and had a constant leak not only from the spout but from one of the handles as well.
Rundown of what we wanted to tackle:
  • Replace cabinet unit along with sink & fixtures
  • Replace lighting
  • Replace medicine cabinet
  • Replace shower & tub fixtures
  • Paint 
  • Add new baseboards
What we were leaving As Is:
  • Floor tile (not our favorite, but definitely could live with it)
  • Shower tile (it was simple clean, white tile that we knew we could live with)
  • Toilet (in good condition, with a couple of chips at the bottom, but still functional)
To save costs on this project, we did a few of the things ourselves as well as used some unconventional methods.  
Here's a breakdown:
  • We installed the baseboards & door casings ourselves
  • We installed recessed lighting ourselves
  • We traded services to get the sink, bathroom cabinet and medicine cabinet essentially for free
My husband is a computer network engineer, and it just so happened that the plumber and cabinet maker we were working with needed some computer work completed.  My husband fixed their issues and in return built the cabinet & medicine cabinet and installed the sink at no cost.
In the end, what we paid for was:
  • Fabrication and installation of the Caesar Stone counter top
  • Painting the cabinet and bathroom
  • Faucet fixtures
  • Artwork & accessories 
 The new cabinet had fully functional, full size pull out self-closing drawers with plenty of storage underneath
 The rectangle sink is nice and deep, minimizing splashes by little kids
I love all the little pops of color throughout
This hoop art was from Jenn over at Ruffled Sunshine.  She was my partner for Heather's hoop art swap a few months back.  Little did she know that "You Are My Sunshine" is the song we sang to both kids when they were babies.  I love it so much.
There's nothing like big white baseboards.  These are 6" which were a bit of a challenge for Art to cut with his miter saw, but he figured it out.

 The trash can and tissue holder were originally white, but I added some paint for a bright pop of color.
Product Details:
  • Counter tops are Caesar Stone and was a remnant at the yard (great way to save some money)
  • Sink is from Kohler, Ladena model
  • Faucets & Towel Rack are American Standard straight from Home Depot shelf
  • Towels are by Amy Butler from Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Tissue Holder & Trash Can are from Home Goods originally white painted coral
  • Toothbrush Holder & Porcupine Nail Brush are from Urban Outfitters
  • White tray is thrifted, originally gold spray painted white
  • Artwork is from The Wheatfield on Etsy, frames are from Target
  • Clock, Shower Curtain & Rug from Target
  • Mirror is from flea market, originally gold spray painted white
  • Paper Banners were made by me
  • Paint color of cabinet is Sunken Pool & walls are Whetstone Gray, both from Martha Stewart Hope Depot paint collection
The only thing I would have done differently is to paint the medicine cabinet the same gray as the walls to blend in more, and buy a larger mirror.  It looks a little small over the sink.  If I ever come across a larger one I like I'm buying it because it was a simple DIY project.  And that's about it!  What do you think?  My goal was to make it fun for the kids, yet keep a little bit of sophistication for grown ups as well.  I also wanted it to be somewhat unisex in feel since it's a boy & girl bathroom.  Thanks for taking the tour and let me know if you have any questions!


  1. It looks very cool, way better than before. I love the fact that Art and the construction guy came to an agreement and bartered the two jobs. Thats the good old fashioned way which worked for hundreds of years and should still be taking place today, IMO!!

  2. i have the same "before" shower curtain and I am OVER it. Almost bought those Amy Butler towels a few months back. Now, i wish I did. Darling and so cute. So well done. Happy and cheerful. :)

  3. so pretty and fun! just the right amount of color too.

  4. I love the kids bathroom! You can't go wrong with a coral and light blue color combo. Well done!

  5. oh my goodness. love. love. love.
    i have a similar bathroom/counter sitch. what i wouldn't do for drawers. and updated fixtures and countertop.

    LOVE the way you have this displayed.

    without doing a remodel, i think i have been inspired to change a few things up in mine! THANKS so much for sharing. LOVELY.

  6. Thanks everyone! Gerry, yes, I love the old way of bartering too. It makes so much sense and wish we could find more ways to use this old system :)

  7. Love what you did with the room, it looks great. I love the mirror and your little pictures

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  8. LOVE IT!!! Saving this for some inspiration for my kiddo's bathroom!

  9. It looks fabulous - I am totally bookmarking this as we are in the process of probably purchasing a fixer upper :)

  10. Love all the pops of color and the cabinet color. Everything looks amazing.

  11. It looks great! Love the sink and the blue cabinet. We just finished our kids bathroom and I was so happy we added color. It's such a happy place now. My hubby does a lot of the work so it takes a little longer but it's worth it in savings.

  12. This looks so amazing. I LOVE the colors and the tissue holder. If you ever find a bigger mirror I will BUY the old one off of you. I am in love with it! You have an eye my friend!

  13. Such a cute bathroom! I love the mirror and that candle is one of my favorites...I have it in almost every room!

  14. love that color palette and all the sweet art!!
    thanks for sharing the project

  15. Just lovely! Would you mind sharing your cabinet maker?


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