Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kids Bathroom Update

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I was on a mission to decorate the kids bathroom.  I completed the DIY rustic modern bench and then nothing.  Well, I seemed to have lost a little inspiration for this space and when that happens I like to walk away from it for a while rather than try to push the process.  I have found that rushing things often ends in less than satisfactory results. 


Here it is again with the clean slate I started with. 
This was my goal:
I'd like to see the decorations in this bathroom kept very simple (the white tooth paste splashes on fancy trinkets just won't work here), with a few natural elements brought in and maybe a splash of color.  What color?  I'm not sure yet.  Any suggestions?  2 boys and 1 girl share this space so I will be keeping it fairly unisex and not disney themed.
Here is what I came up with:

I updated this wall with my DIY rustic modern bench.  I then personalized each towel hook with a black and white snap shot I took of each child.


These were old leather picture frames (2 brown and 1 black) that I painted.  I love how the stitching detail shows through.


Then above the toilet I added some of my favorite quotes.  One I created myself and the aqua colored one I printed out from Leanne's Free Awesome Art Prints.


I made these frames from left over hardwood flooring planks which I then painted.  I love the little bit of rustic here with the grain of the wood showing through contrasting with the crisp clean prints.


I picked this little guy up from Home Sense and thought he was the perfect addition.  


So there you have it.  Simple. Kid friendly. Not disney themed but still childlike with a few rustic elements.


Update:  The paint is by Benjamin Moore and the color is Barnboard.  To see more photos of this paint color view our house tour as most of the house is painted in this color.

I'm linking up to:

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating    

23 comments:

  1. That's one VERY cute and VERY long legged elephant. Love it!

    Di

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  2. Great job!! I am with ya, I HATE Disney-themed kid's bathrooms! I like how you kept your's simple and clean looking while still kid-friendly. And oh my goodness, love the bench!!

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  3. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Finding Fabulous. So I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care
    Tine

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  4. Love the kids pics over the towel hooks! Thanks for linking up to Flaunt it Friday. :)

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  5. So cute! I'm not a fan of cartoon-themed bathrooms either. I think that elephant adds just the right touch of whimsy. Visiting from Remodelaholics Anonymous party.

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  6. What a lovely bathroom! I love the elephant and the pictures above the towel hooks and the white curtain~

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  7. I LOVE the framed pictures..they are such good details to add!

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  8. What a fantastic bathroom. Great Job! You have inspired me to tackle mine...
    Thanks for visiting me at twogingerprinces.blogspot.com! Come by anytime!

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  9. This is a great bathroom update! Love all the whimsical touches! :)

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  10. Your bathroom is looking great! I was amazed when you said you used the hardwood floor planks for the frames. Great job! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) I hope you'll join us again starting 5 pm this Sunday, PST.

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  11. I adore your children's bathroom!

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  12. Love this kid's bathroom! It looks so fresh and clean. Busy bathrooms with loud colors tend to make me a little crazy. :)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, thanxs for creating this awesome widget.

    Merbau Timber

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  14. I love it- it is beautiful! Would love if you would come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  15. Marci, I like this! And yes, it's a different take on kids bath decor. I recently started a kids decor hop called Tuesday's Nursery and would love for you to come - for everything kids at any age. Here is a direct link: http://playfuldecor.blogspot.com/2011/08/tuesdays-nursery.html
    And if you have done their rooms you can link those as well! Coming from Roomspiration - nice to meet you!

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  16. Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party.

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  17. What paint color did you use on the walls in the bathroom?

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  18. I love this bathroom! We just moved into a brand new house that needs a ton of painting done. Any chance you could tell me what paint color you used on the wall?

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  19. Jessica- the paint color uses in this bathroom as well as the majority of our house is called barnboard by Benjamin Moore.

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  20. I love this idea but I am having a hard time deciding if I should get 5x7's or 8x10's for the pictures. What did you end up doing?
    Thanks!

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    1. I used 5x7 photos for above these hooks.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this new updated look for the children's bathroom, our son will love this idea now that his two boys & one girl who share one bath are getting older. Right now it's the jungle animal look but I think adding their first inital on each white towel would be awesome too. There bath is laid out exactly like yours with that long wall of wasted space. This one we will have to copy for the next future change. Thanks for sharing.

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