A few weeks ago, I shared with you my master bath reveal here.
And I was so excited that I created such an amazing bathroom on such a small budget that I decided to re-do our girls” bathroom too.
Because not only is it the girls’ bathroom but it is also the bathroom that all our overnight guests use.
And frankly, it was sad.
I would walk in there and get depressed being in the room.
It wasn’t horrible but just not what I would have picked for my girls.
I did like the brushed nickel hardware they had used and planned to keep that but wanted to spice it up in here.
The thing is, I have a big gap between my girls.
Almost eight years big.
So I had to keep them both in mind when creating this shared bath.
Less girly girl but not too tween/adult that it wouldn’t even look like a girls bathroom.
There was also a request by my almost 13-year-old that there are to be no monkeys, owls, frogs, ducks or the color pink in this room.
I mean, that’s only ALL they have in the bathroom decor department at Target.
But I will get right on that.
Get rid of that builder mirror.
Get rid of the ’80s, backstage, dressing room light fixture.
We are not on Broadway people.
Paint it a little lighter but neutral.
Change up the shower curtain and add new flooring.
Oh and get rid of the towel bar above the potty.
They had three towel bars in this bathroom.
More than any other room in the house.
Apparently, the previous owner’s kids needed lots of towels.
Yes, there is my plunger.
In the picture.
I really need to take a photography class.
Again like the master bath, I just gave up in here.
Can I just say, that bath towels, rugs, accessories, etc. are just so stinking expensive?
I don’t get it.
It’s where you go to empty your bladder and bowels.
Here it is in the during phase:
Enough to put me in a coma.
I don’t do well with the “during” phase.
It makes me all itchy and nervous.
It’s all good, I had Halloween candy to comfort me in the “during” phase.
We also decided to re-do the floors in this bath just as we did in our master.
With hardwood looking peel and stick flooring from Lowe’s.
Here is a before of the floors:
And I knew just the person, yet again, to help me out.
And my four-year-old Ellie, God love her.
As sweet as it was that she wanted to help, it also got a little exhausting at times.
Until I told her to take some of the extra planks and make something.
She made an “aquarium”.
I don’t know about you, but I would say that’s the best aquarium I have ever seen.
And yes, that’s my baseboards that have taken three months to paint.
It’s just that redoing bathrooms is a lot more fun than painting baseboards.
Rebecca, I am so so so sorry for making you do this with me again.
I promise you will get a lunch out of this.
And maybe a spa day.
And also maybe a margarita.
And a cookie.
I should mention that we didn’t finish the floor.
We got to the toilet and stopped because we ran out of time and energy.
It’s really because we took an hour lunch break.
But it was a really yummy lunch.
And we had lots to talk about.
Anyway. my husband did finish it for us that evening.
And I knew he was antsy to do something about the floors.
So it was the least I could do for him.
Thank you, sweetie!
I promise you will get a dinner outta this.
And possibly sex.
And here are the floors now:
I just can’t stop staring.
This is such an amazing transformation.
And it only cost 50 bucks including tax.
Here are the before and after’s:
I picked green because it can be both feminine and girly yet very teenagerish.
I stuck with the brushed nickel so I wouldn’t have to buy new towel bars or outlet covers.
I went into Lowe’s thinking I was going to have to spend at least 50 bucks on a mirror.
When I saw this on clearance for $17.49 and there were only two left, I squealed right there in the mirror aisle.
I couldn’t believe my good luck.
I went back the following week to pick something up and went down the aisle to see if they were still there.
Deal of the year for me.
The towel bar is gone.
Now my girls’ initials are there.
From Hobby Lobby for 50% off.
This can always be easily changed as they grow up too.
The pots on the toilet?
Got those at Dollar Tree years ago.
Filled with green moss stones.
My 12-year-old shrieked when we revealed it to her.
I kinda did too.
It’s so much more amazing than it was in my head when I was putting this together.
And those floors!!!
Here is the final tally for a brand new bathroom for my sweet girls:
1- flooring- Style Selections Antique Woodland Oak @ Lowe’s. 47.20 for a box of 20 planks. More than enough, some even leftover, for this little bath.
3- mirror- 17.49 on clearance at Lowe’s.
4- lighting- brushed nickel frosted glass vanity- 42.48 at Home Depot.
5- shower curtain- restyle at Target 14.99
6- bath rug- same at Target 19.99
7- letters above toilet- Hobby Lobby for 9.99 total for both. They were 50% off, normally 9.99 each.
8- pots on the toilet tank- had these so no money spent. Pots from Dollar Tree and the green rocks too. I just spray painted the pots with chalkboard paint.
9- knobs on vanity- Hobby Lobby for 3.99 total after 50% off.
10- paint- the color is Revere Pewter by Sherman Williams. No extra money spent since this is the color that we painted our bathroom. AND I had it mixed at Home Depot NOT at Sherwin Williams to save money.
Grand total- $215.13
Both girls LOVE their new bath.
And not a frog or monkey in sight.