Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Big Bathroom Reveal (A Million Weeks Late!)

Are you guys still with me? I know it for FOREVER for me to get this done and it's not like I had that much to do. I've been dreaming about redoing the kids' bathroom ever since I saw this post (and yes, it is dated October 2008!). It took me a long time to find the shower curtain that fit my vision...and when I did find it, it was only $7!

With my new word (FOCUS), I finally put it all together...finally. Hopefully it's not too anti-climatic for you.

Here's generally what it looks like. The shower curtain is really the focus of the room and what brought everything together. What I loved about my inspiration bathroom was all of the color. I kept the same color on the walls since it matched the shower curtain well.

I bought a green shag rug to bring out the green in the curtain. One day we'll replace that ugly floor, but it was not in the budget.

I decided to use hooks for the kids' towels because it's much easier to have them hang a towel on a hook rather than a bar. I do still want to put pictures of the kids above the hooks.

One feature that I love about this curtain is that the holes are reinforced.

I was able to find some cute accents to bring out more color...a blue bin that holds hand towels and soap, a blue trash can, and a green wire bin to hold the extra TP.

The letters are my favorite. Jamison and I painted them and then I added matching scrapbook paper on two of the letters...you know, to bring out more color. {And where are all of my towels...no towels on the hooks, none on the towel bar...hmmm}

Just another view.

Well friends...there it is, the much-talked-about bathroom. I do really love the way it turned out. When we get a few extra dollars we'll change the floor, counter top and light...but until then, I'll just enjoy all of the color!

I'm linking this to A Soft Place to Land DIY Day.

26 comments:

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

It turned out great Kelli - great job!

Emily said...

Kelli, I LOVE IT! Especially the word clean. Hopefully that will encourage cleanliness. :) Fabulous colors...a really cheery bathroom.

Joanna said...

I love it! The shower curtain definitely makes the room. And those letters are so cute!

Carrie said...

oh it looks so good! i love the colors :D

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh I love it! The letters are my favorite too. Gotta love all that color!

schwadette said...

Kelli!! it turned out so totally cute! LOVE the shag rug... how it brings out the green! CUTE!!!!!

this blessed nest said...

kelli with an "i"

this is beautiful. love the colors. you should be so proud. and the letters! i wish the spelling of the letters - would come true in my house. :) (clean!)

you should link this up to some parties & show it off. honestly. it looks fabulous!

hey, i noticed you have a test blog...do you use it alot to figure out stuff? just curious. i was thinking about doing one myself.

have a great day my friend!
kellIE ;)

J.J. said...

Awesome job! Such fun colors!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

It turned out so cute! I really like the shower curtain, and the letters are great! I have been thinking about doing some letters in my kitchen...you should share your letter decoupaging techniques!

Lyndsey said...

How cute! I love how it turned out, and the letters look great!

Sarah said...

Your bathroom turned out great. My mom loved changing our bathroom all the time. Good job!

Carrie said...

It looks GREAT! I love the colors too! Alex and Emily's bathroom is similar with the colors. We have the same shower curtain as the other post...I think it was from Walmart. they have a surf/beach theme and I have a picture with an arrow hanging up that says 'SWIM' pointing to the tub,haha! It turned out great, I LOVE It! Well worth the wait!

Angie S said...

I love it!

It is so cute and fun...the colors make it so inviting!

New Every Morning said...

It's just so FUN!!! Love the bright colors and all the little details. Way to go!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It looks WONDERFUL! I have three boys aged 7, 5 and 22 months, and they would go CRAZY over this colorful bathroom. You did a great job, and I'm with you on the reinforced grommets at the top of the shower curtain. They're a must!

Becca said...

It looks great!! Good job!!

~Becca

kelli said...

I LOVE it!!! That looks terrific, Kelli! You did a wonderful job. I especially love those letters. So creative. :)

phasejumper said...

Looks great! Seven dollars-what a bargain!

Lauren said...

It looks fabulous!! I love the shower curtain!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow this was a fabulous redo. The shower curtain is such a great focus point. I love how bright and cheerful this room is. What a great pick me up in the morning.

Kim3278 said...

I LOVE it...you did a brilliant job. I love the letters too!!! are they cardboard or wood??

Katie said...

How fun!!! I love the CLEAN letters, what a cute touch. You picked such a fun and colorful curtain, just like you☺ I am glad it gives you lots of options to add more touches throughout. Great job on your redo.

Diane said...

very very pretty

Kimba said...

Very pretty and FUN! I love the colors. Perfect for kiddos.

Kelli said...

Hey Kel,

You only need a tiller if you're going to plant a LARGE garden! If you're just going to grow some tomatoes on the side of your house (south facing is best), just use a shovel or a hoe to get the soil loose. Plant your seeds inside like mine and then transplant them outside when they're hardy enough. I can't wait to see your post on your tomato plants!!! :)

Tiffany said...

Your bathroom is fabulous! I LOVE all the color, so perfect for kids! The shower curtain is so pretty and what a deal for $7! Wow. You did a really good job and the letters are too cute!

p.s. we got the apple cups, orange ones, and cow ones for milk from World Market probably about 4 years ago. i love them and always wish i had bought even more! : )