In our home, the kid’s bathroom is quite big (and long). The kids actually refer to it as “The Long Bathroom”. It needed quite a bit of TLC when we arrived on the scene, but with 2 days, a little love, and a minimal budget, we were able to turn this bathroom into a modern and fun space.
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The palette is grey and cream, with pops of yellow for fun.
Here is a Before pic. Check out that wicked lino floor. Lol. The turquoise wall colour is nice, but maybe as an accent only. The ceiling was even painted in that colour. You can see in this pic, we’ve already started painting the ceiling a nice crisp white.
Here is the After.
Eventually, a new counter top (marble perhaps?), and a long trough sink will be added, so that two faucets can be installed. This vanity is so long (6 feet), it makes sense for it to do double duty. Stay tuned…..
**************P.S. The vanity is also going to get a cool paint treatment in the future.**************
Here is another Before pic showing the other end of the bathroom.
I absolutely despised the hollywood lighting, so this was one of the first things we changed. It involved some re-wiring, since we were adding another junction box. The wooden whale was purchased at a thrift store for $2.00. I was initially going to paint him charcoal grey, but decided I liked the natural wood tone far more.
The flooring was installed by yours truly, while my Handy Dude cut the tiles in our driveway. It was not easy, since the tiles were 12 x 24, and working with any large scale tile is a challenge. These porcelain tiles were purchased at Home Depot, and cost about $4-5 per square foot. By far, the tiles were the most expensive item in the room. I love them though, and how they remind me of birch bark.
The bathroom window is west facing, so there is a ton of natural light that shines in the afternoons.
That’s it for today folks. Thanks for checking out my blog. See you soon my friends,