Wednesday, September 1

Ben's Bathroom Makeover





Before Pictures...




Frilly... girly... and country. Not gonna work for Benjamin's bathroom :)


So the work began...

mmm... boy, that part sure was loads of fun...

the baseboards had never been caulked or primed...

...nor had the inside of the cabinet.
Who knew painting such a small space would take SO LONG?!



Alright! Now for the...

After Pictures:

I used this same soothing gray color on the walls since I had some left over from the guest bath downstairs. Those are dollar-store picture frames on the back of the toilet. The red one was a really ugly gold color before I painted it. :)

My inspiration piece was the rug:


When I *spotted* this polka dot rug in Kohl's, I fell in LOVE! So, the rest of the bathroom design stemmed from this piece. I decided to bring out the Cherry Red color by spray painting all of the bathroom hardware with a no-rust paint.


Replaced the doorknob... light switch plate covers... and, OH! The LIGHT FIXTURES! I'm so glad I went with these modern ones- they ended up adding so much to the room... by the way- if you are going to replace something like this, try Wal-Mart first. If there is ANYTHING there you like, I can guarantee you it will be less the half the price of the cheapest ones at the hardware store!




I bought fluted casing at the hardware store to frame up my mirror. Of course, my original measurements were WRONG... :) so I had to make some adjustments with an old hand saw when I got home... a little sanding on the ends... spray painted the same cherry red... then I used CLEAR liquid nails to adhere it to the mirror. This element was totally worth the extra sweat! I love the way it turned out!



A few fun accesories...



A little organization with some red bins...

...and a bucket for bath tub toys...


It's all ready for our little man!



3 comments:

Annette Honeycutt said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

Could you have squeezed any more CUTE into that little bathroom???

The Desires of my Heart said...

TOOO CUTE!!! I am getting ready to start the girls bathroom. Wanna help??? =D