I will be honest the thought of remodeling a bathroom in our house totally freaked me out. It just felt like such a huge undertaking! So hence why we hadn’t touched the 3 in our house.
With so many other home projects completed (YAY!) these dang bathrooms started to feel like it was their turn, so I decided to start with the kids bathroom. This bathroom is occasionally used by guests as well but mostly just used by our 9 (girl) & 10 (boy) year old. Because of this I wanted something neutral and not overly “kid-ish”. After I painted the laundry room cabinet I decided I would do the same thing in the kids bathroom. I loved the color (village green by Behr) so much I used that again too! Here is a cost saving tip: I used a $3 paint sample from Home Depot to paint the entire cabinet and yes I did several coats and still had some leftover for touchups. I should probably mention that this entire refresh cost around $350. Crazy, right?!
Once the cabinets were painted I knew we needed to do something with the countertops. I had seen where other people had used contact paper to cover their existing countertops so we decided to give it a try. Disclaimer: I 100% feel like this is a TWO PERSON task. This stuff is SO sticky and while you can unstick it, it’s a complete pain so having that second person to help guide where you are sticking it down is a huge help. You will also need a sharp razor blade and blow dryer.
Since I wanted the cabinets to pop I decided to paint the walls a light grey (shocker I know). The easy answer for me was the color Dolphin Fin by Behr since that’s what was used mainly throughout our house. Listen, when you know, you know! 🙂
Next up were the floors. Our original plan was to take the Vinyl Plank flooring we used throughout our upstairs into the bathroom but then decided with the angle of the room the transition would be “wonky” so back to the drawing board I went. I had read a ton about Floor Pops including so many great reviews. If you are not familiar with this product they are peel and stick 12 x 12 vinyl tiles. They are sold several places like home depot, hobby lobby and amazon. I found my print at hobby lobby. It took 3 boxes of 10 ($11.99/box) to complete the bathroom and I have ZERO left over. To be honest I was sweating towards the end of the project, worried I was going to run out. The print I used is called “Comet“.
I would give the flooring a 5 star review hands down! It was so easy to install and is holding up great. I should note that we decided to take the toilet up so I could lay the tiles underneath the toilet rather than cut around it, but you could do it either way.
I really love the way the black accents pop in this space. This also played a part in me picking black cabinet pulls as well. Those were purchased from our local Home Depot.
The last thing I did in this space was add the shelves above the toilet. It was one of those things where I knew what I wanted in my mind but I couldn’t necessarily find them in the store. Then I was inspired/influenced by a friend/fellow instagrammer at Thrifty DIYer. She suggested the black brackets from Hobby Lobby and that we just make our own. So that’s just what I did. 🙂 Thanks, Thrifty DIYer!
The shelves were made with the brackets from Hobby Lobby, pine wood from Home Depot and then stained with classic grey and dark walnut. Here is a tip: If you already know the dimensions you need, Home Depot will cut the wood for you.
Then on to the fun part of decorating! 🙂 Everything in this space came from either Hobby Lobby or Target. But before we get to the pics of how the space looks now, check out the mood board I created prior. If you are in need of some inspiration and/or a mood board created for a space you are looking to freshen up, I might be able to help. Let’s chat!
Here is how the space looks today. Please reach out with any questions. I’d also love to have you follow me on instagram and instagram.com/mitten_mack. I also have a saved highlight that documents the entire project.