baby hughes' Bathroom is finished!

Okay, here it is.... I kind of feel like I have built up this project like we ripped out an ugly bathroom and put in a mini day spa for our child.  Not the case.  It was a simple project that didn't take a lot of effort or dinero.



Now, here is the before.  A basic bathroom that had okay cabinets and vinyl flooring.  Blah except for the punch of color from the shower curtain.  Since we are going forward with The Plan, this needed to be an inexpensive project.  That meant no new flooring or anything major. So, I shopped the house.



Found this in the garage.


Found this in the studio.

So, after some paint and a new shower curtain and some towels, here is the After:


I painted the cabinets a creamy white that I had left over from the kitchen so no $$ there.


This shelf was already in the bathroom.  And, I had all the accessories except for the little washcloth. The beach watercolor is one that we bought on our honeymoon in St. Martin. I painted the walls Pale Orchid by Ralph Lauren.


Here is a shot of the cute little hand towel.  And a pirate rubber ducky, because let's face it, no bathroom is complete without one.


This wheel is hanging over the bathtub and it was leftover from baby hughes' pirate party.  We left it outside and it is all weathered and worn now... perfect!


(I know, I need to iron the shower curtain!)
Here is what I decided to use for a rug.  This bathroom is awkward in that it seems to need 2 rugs... one in front of the tub and one in front of the sink.  But then it looks too cluttered.  Plus, I couldn't really find a cute one I liked.  Then, while showering away the massive amount of paint I had all over me ( I am a messy painter) I had a epiphany... most of my epiphanies are design related.  I had an extra grain sack that is the perfect size for the area.  So, I velcroed it to the blah vinyl.


Here is what became of the galvanized mop bucket.  I just stenciled on it... I think I need to distress it slightly...


And this is what I did with the piece of wood from something Mr. Hughes found. I took down the traditional towel bar and added this. Painted it, distressed it and added three hooks from Home Depot.  I used some little numbered tacks to cover up the screw holes.


And, here is what the towels look like hanging.  We had the green towels and I was going to replace them, but I really liked the way they looked with the green stitching on the pirate towels and the way the green looked with the ticking stripe.

So there you have it.  If you have been keeping track, I bought a can of paint, three hooks, a shower curtain and the set of pirate towels from Pottery Barn Kids.  Pretty good I think!  At least it has more personality than the boring builder's basic that we started with.

We are working on the laundry room and hopefully we will have that finished this weekend. Hopefully *wink*






36 comments:

  1. The bathroom turned out great! So adorable!

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  2. It's fantastic! I love it. Great trash bucket. Great paint color. Great towel hook! Nice job. :)

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  3. faaaaantastic!!!! (said in much the same way oprah might say John Travolta.) :)

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  4. It is soooooo cute! You did a great job :)

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  5. The best kind of makeover..shopping from home!...just shopped my garage this weekend.

    The bathroom looks great~can't wait to see your laundry room...I need laundry room inspiration :)

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  6. Much better than the builder's basic! I love hooks instead of towel bars in the bathroom. The grain sack rug is great!!

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  7. Great transformation. Isn't it wonderful what happens when you just spruce things up with new colors and freshness.

    Lovely.

    sissie

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  8. yes, much better! you did a great job! i love the towel holder! good job matey! hehe!

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  9. You are amazing! I love how you imagine new uses for items--I would never have thought to do half of this stuff--I mean, a grain sack rug?? That is genius! Love. (PS-my son's room is all nautical too ;)

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  10. So clean, Love that trash can! Lezlee

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  11. Love it. The shower curtain, the captains wheel and the grain sack are my favorites. Very creative. Too cute.

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  12. You are so smart! I love that you velcroed the feed sack down. Smart, smart, smart I say! I love it all. So much more 'you' then the before.

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  13. So cute! You did such a great job. I love the pail used as a trash can.

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  14. Perfect for a little man! I like it!!! Very creative ... and kudos to you for sticking to The Plan!

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  15. Great job!! Love your repurposing skills! :)
    Julie

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  16. Great idea with the feed sack!!! I want a hook like that for my boys' bathroom -- Matthew ripped the towel bar out a couple of years ago! :-)

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  17. Great....goes to show that you really don't have to spend a lot of money for a makeover....great job.

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  18. That looks FABULOUS!!! Love the baby blue and LOVE the green towels in there. We have that rubber ducky! I have an antique medicine cabinet in the kid's bathroom that has 20 funky ducks in it.

    I can't wait to see the laundry room, maybe it will give me motivation to finish mine.

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  19. Love the towels and the rack, the green really adds a twist to the room. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. It's fantastic! I love the idea of hooks instead of towel bars - we did that too b/c what kid hangs up their towel on a towel bar?! Love the trash can & paint color too - it's great!

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  21. WOW, I love it!!! Very soothing and just fabulous!!! Amazing what you can do on a small budget...you're amazing!!!

    :) T

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  22. Looks amazing! My favorite is your towel rack! I have on my to do list to make something like that for my kiddos to hang their robes on. I have the hooks from two different racks, I just need to find a base. Love it!

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  23. This looks absolutely incredible!

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  24. Well, what a transformation.....and for not a lot of money.
    You've done a great job It just goes to show what can be done if you have a good look around to see what you've already got. XXXX

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  25. Michelle~ his bathroom looks so good..I love the colors and the little accent pieces are great! I love that you also used pieces you already had in new ways..thanks for sharing, my poor punk lives in a girlie bathroom, I forsee a change when he gets older, but for now the ruffly butt shower curatin is staying!

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  26. Oh geez, that is the sweetest bathroom make over! I love that it's kid friendly, but not appalling. Some people just drape the kid's bathroom in nothing but kid stuff, and it just feels weird to the visiting adults that have to use that bathroom! For example: When we moved into our home, the bathroom- I kid you not- was barney purple, with lime green towel bars, hooks and what not. And they were messy painters, in a BAD way... YOu'll see it all when we get closer to spring and I redo the bathroom. ;)
    Great Job!!

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  27. This is great. So many clever ideas. Thanks for sharing it.

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  28. I see hours of splish splashing fun in that adorable bathroom!! It looks soooo great! Just love it,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  29. It's very nice! We will be redoing our downstairs bathroom (for my 4 older boys and husband), and I plan on doing a beach cottagy look like that. I can't wait to do it. About 3 or 4 years ago I did one of my sons room in beach cottage and that was really cute too. Just love decorating!

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  30. It looks so cute!! Love the use of the bucket for the trashcan. Great idea! And the towels are awesome.

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  31. ADORABLE- What great(and cheap) ideas! I love the idea of the grain bag rug!

    -Meredith
    the keltons cozy cottage

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  32. You are a girl right after my own heart. The room is fantastic. Really, really cute without being cutesy. Do you know what I mean?

    Great job.

    janet

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