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Friday, August 17, 2012

Bathroom Re-do

***UPDATE: You can find the printables for this post HERE.***

Although I've been slacking in the kids crafts department lately, I've been keeping myself extra busy on projects around the house. When we moved into our home 2 years ago, my daughter was about one week old and my oldest started Kindergarten the day after we moved in so things around my house started out unorganized and chaotic and I'm just now getting around to doing something about it. (Lol 2yrs later!)

I have two pet peeves about my house...The lack of storage space and the white walls. Seriously, every wall in this house was white, white, WHITE! And this girl definitely needs some color in her life!! So I decided to take the plunge one afternoon a couple months ago and painted the kids'/guest bathroom while my husband was at work and had no idea what I was doing. Yep, sometimes it happens that way!! He actually really appreciates it when I do that because he hates painting. Hahaha!

I am not much of a decorator and would never proclaim to be, so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration to help me decorate my newly painted bathroom. I was instantly drawn to a bathroom collage idea from J & A and Co. Here is how mine turned out.


While my husband and I were vacationing in Vegas the end of June I used the opportunity to hunt for circular frames in antique stores. I was so fortunate to find the 3 that I needed and even managed to talk down the price on all of them. The other 3 frames were purchased at my local thrift store.


I used my newly purchased shower curtain (from Target) to use as my color scheme in making my printables. I originally had all of them printed at my local Costco on photo paper, but the colors were completely off so I decided to just print them at home on card stock paper. I was happier with how they turned out this way.


Did you notice the towels?? My kids have small bedrooms and the hooks they have in their rooms are used for backpacks and jackets, so I have always had issues of where the heck to store their towels. Now I know most people like to have pretty towels on display in their bathroom that aren't EVER used (which is what I did before I painted the bathroom), but in reality, this just isn't practical since this is my children's bathroom. I am really happy with how we store them now. Each kid has their own hook and they know exactly where to put their towel after showering. Perfect!!


On the opposite side above the toilet I found a small rod iron shelf at Hobby Lobby and put old mason jars on top of it. The blue tinted jars are my favorite! And I know some of you are going to be crazy jealous when I tell you this, but I bought these jars for a whopping $.75 for the medium sized ones and $.50 for the small one at my local thrift store. Amazing deal, right?! I have seem them priced between $8- $16 at antique stores. They also had large ones for $1 each which I bought. I'm not gonna lie, I cleared off the entire shelf of their blue jars, and I have them in different areas in my house. Hahahahahaha!!!


I filled one with Q-tips and one with cotton balls. I can't think of what to put in the small one though. Any ideas?? I love how they added a little bit of storage for commonly used things.


As I mentioned earlier, there is NO STORAGE in my house. All I have is a small linen closet that is overrun with craft supplies, (don't even open the door or a mountain will fall on top of you) so keeping spare guest towels in it is out of the question.

I found this cute basket at TJ Maxx for $4.99 and filled it with two white towels rolled neatly with brown ribbon tied around them. Not only did it help add to the decor, but it solved a storage issue.


Here is more of a closeup of the printables I used in the collage wall. I would be happy to email them to anyone if they are interested, but since I made some of them specifically for the picture frame sizes I had, I don't know if they will work for anyone. J & A and Co. has some free printables as well found HERE.



It's pretty exciting to have another room in the house painted and complete. I've started on Lila's room now...Can't wait to show you when it's done.  :)

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40 comments:

Smallgood said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the colors! Those homey browns just seem right. As far as the adorable little blue jar, what about bandaids? I'm always needing one in the bathroom. My dad would probably suggest those floss picks.

And normally I would put this in a separate email to you, but with school coming up I'm just lazy: Thank you so much for your comment. Your blog is such a happy place for me, so I'm glad we have this mutual enjoyment.

Jess from Coxs Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love the wall in your bathroom! Well I LOVE the while bathroom but I especially the wall! I'm thinking I need to do something like this with my bathroom wall! Thank you for stopping by and showing your support today/last night. You are so kind, it really made my day.

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the bathroom, Rachel! You did an AMAZING job! That gallery wall with the printables is too stinkin' cute! And I am in love with that shower curtain! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp party! Pinning!

Hiller Family said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks amazing, I love redoing anything in the house! You need to teach me how to shop!

Katrina and Brian said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Cute! I love the mix matched frames and the colors!

Jen @ frazzled 5 said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the framed art! Super excited to be your newest follower!
Hugs, Jen

Deceptively Educational said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the collage of phrases. Super cool. And the towel bar with hooks? SO smart!! My son's can't thread their towels onto the bars, which limits their independence in the bathroom. Hanging hooks at their height is such a creative (and practical) alternative!! Thanks for sharing!

Sell...Party Of 5 said... Best Blogger Tips

Great lookin' bathroom. You have inspired me to want to hang some new stuff in mine.

Sarah D. said... Best Blogger Tips

loooove these printables...your bathroom looks adorable!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Featuring this tomorrow at One Artsy Mama! PS: I really like your new blog design!

Margaret said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your bathroom transformation!! The collage is fabulous! Need to do this.

Margaret

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks awesome! Love the hooks - anything that's pretty and practical gets big points in my room - love that shower curtain

Kimberly Bikowski said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration. Following you from the One Crafty Momma blog hop. I'm your newest follower.

I'd love for you to check out my blog.

Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

Calista said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey! I recently hung the same shower curtain in my bathroom. Since I am not done decorating yet, I may just use the quote printables you've so generously shared with us. It looks great! Thank you.

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Tausha said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a fantastic makeover! I love everything about it! Great job! Did I read that your printables are free? Or did I read that wrong?
Either way-love it all! Pinning!!!

Bill Strupp said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you email me these great wall prints??? Ksgator94@aol.com. I have the same shower curtain.

kd1bsu said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this bathroom design! Can you email me the printable files you used? I would love to use this same color scheme.

kburton611 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thank you!!!

kd1bsu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! I love these bathroom printables. Could you please send me the files you used? I would love to do the same color scheme.

My email is

kburton611 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thank you!!!

..sarah.. said... Best Blogger Tips

Where did you get the shower curtain? I am in love with it!!!

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you please send me the printable file? Spinchok at hotmail dot com

Thanks! Beautiful bathroom!

Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I would love a set of your printables! bryanandsuzanneadopt (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks!

Kristen Williams said... Best Blogger Tips

Can u please send me the files u used for the prints? Love them. Thanks Kristencwilliams3@gmail.com

Kristen Williams said... Best Blogger Tips

Can u please send me the printable files? Thx

Renee said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love the printable files.
reneekontros at gmail dot com

Thank you!!!

Renee said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love the printable files.
reneekontros (at) gmail (dot) com

Thank you!!

Bart's Clan said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love the printables, please. Loripreston1@yahoo.com. I love this bathroom, so cute...yet so classy.

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the colors...you did an amazing job...do you mind me asking what the name of the shower curtain is? Thanks so much

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the colors, you did an amazing job..do you mind me asking what the name of the shower curtain is? Thank You

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

@AndreaI don't remember the name of the shower curtain, but I purchased it at Target. I tried to find it online but I didn't see it.

Dianne said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the bathroom ideas. Could you please send the printables?

SusanK said... Best Blogger Tips

I have the same color scheme in my bathroom, but I made a shower curtain out of some Hobby Lobby fabrics. Would you please email me the printables. crk_sak@yahoo.com

Ashli said... Best Blogger Tips

You forgot one sign... "flush"

;)

Inecks said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the look!! I struggle to find circle frames in a large enough size. What size are the circle frames you used? I haven't checked the thrift store yet but I might just ask a friend to make. Thanks for sharing!!

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips

Any chance you can tell me what color/brand this paint is? I have the same shower curtain and that color is perfect! Thanks!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

@ChristinaHi Christina! The paint color is called Harvested Natural Bark. It is a Color Place swatch at Wal-Mart but I went with the higher quality Better Homes & Gardens paint when I had it mixed. Hope this is helpful!

kenyonq said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this it is too cute! Can you email me the signs to print?
Kenyonnorman@aol.com
THANK YOU!

kenyonq said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute!
I would love a copy of your signs!
THank you
Kenyonnorman@aol.com

Sample Course said... Best Blogger Tips

This is awesome! I would be thrilled if you could send me the printables and a general size on the frames thx
jazatig@aol.com

Andrea Watkins said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE the bathroom and especially the framed word art! It is exactly what we need in our kids'/guest bathroom. Even the colors work! We just added a new curtain and colorful towels, but the walls are a light cream (and most of the curtain is too, but with brown and blue flowers coming up from the bottom). So we really need something on the walls for more color. Would you be willing to send me the printables and what size frames I should be looking for? WatkinsMom02@gmail.com THANKS!!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE LOVE this bathroom, and I already purchased the same Target shower curtain. Can you tell me where you got the hook rail? I'm having a hard time finding one that's white with dark hooks. Also, can you please email me the printables and the frame sizes? michellecrouchwriter(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks so much for inspiring all of us!

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