My little girl’s bathroom has been anything but little girlish. Granted, as long as there are bubbles in the tub I don’t think that she’s really noticed but I have and it has been bothering me a little bit.
A little bit-like not “I’m up all night, thinking about this and acid rain” but slightly bothered.
Right now she also shares this bathroom with her Grandfather so I haven’t wanted to overwhelm him with girliness while he waits for his half of the house to be built.
The room is an ok size and has a terrific skylight to make up for the lack of a window. We actually found out (now all the siding is ripped off the back of the house) that there used to be a window but it was covered over when that hideous tub surround was put in-huh?
I had painted it from a Chinese, laquer red to a colour called “Black Raspberry” a couple of months ago but I didn’t have the chance or inspiration to primp so there it has stood. The room actually needs a complete gut but right now with everything else going on, I don’t have the: time, money or patience so primping it is.
Why, what an unattractive mat on the floor and doesn’t everyone want a potty sitting out in the open?
They are just a non-sort-of day that don’t really do anything but act as a vehicle to get you to Wednesday. When I was a teen I liked them as we used to be able to get into the movies for $2.00 (don’t laugh-I’m not as young as I am immature) and when “Dancing With The Stars” is on they are fine, as that is results night, but neither of those things are happening now…I digress.
So. Last night after work I quickly picked-up the kiddo and we went shopping. I figured I had $120.00 to spend and I wanted something fun. I actually thought I would go over-the-top and have tonnes of patterns and colours and lots of little kids things but I just couldn’t do it.
I found a great shower curtain that I used as my jumping-off point and put it on a fun, pink, spring-loaded curtain rod. Its got jewel flowers on the rings so that is a bit kid-like isn’t it? Do you like all the unravelled toilet paper-the babes was helping me. I also picked-up an obnoxious flower mat.
I can’t change the lights right now but I can try to take some of the attention away from them.
I added a stick-on, mirrored chandelier for a bit of bling.
Add a French inspired towel hanger at little person’s height. I used those removable Command strip things so that it can easily be raised since my wee one appears to grow several inches a month.
That’s her-a.k.a. “The Blur”
I found a great two drawer cabinet that is heavy steel and has a weathered, wood top. I’ve put a fun, glass cloche on the top with a dish containing a bunch of antique glass pulls that I’m eventually going to use a clothes hooks.
Pseudo, French soap pump and dish…
And a stick-on, dry erase board that I can use for monitoring tooth brushing. I expect my husband will write rude comments on it at some point and sign the kiddo’s name to it.
It made me ridiculously happy and isn’t that what life is about?
Michelle Barbeau Photography said:
looks great! Did you actually take the glass enclosure out or just cover it with the curtain? It'll give you a lot more space without those doors there. Cool that there's a hidden window in the bathroom, are you going to put a window back in?
The Mrs said:
Yes. Yes it is.LOVE the stick on stuff, by the way.
Mrs, with plaster walls in this old house that are held together with chewing gum and some spit I try not to put anything on them when I can avoid it.Michi, I've suggested the window but two other people are using their veto power. You can enjoy the beauty of the ripped-off siding on the weekend if you so inclined 🙂
Oh! I just left those horrible doors on for the minute. I can't take anymore building mess right now.
I love the little French accents, but I'm cringing at the flower rug. Sorry. I can't lie.I do hope you'll share the Hubby's rude comments as they appear. :DAloha 😉
Your 30 minute makeover worked! Looks great. Thanks for stopping by BC Good Life Wednesdays.
Yay! Sarah, if you like it then I know that I'm on the right track :)Mamachro, I know. It is hideous. I got a serious and quite sweet mat too but then I couldn't pretend that I did this for my wee one.
This looks awesome 🙂 Amazing what 30 minutes can do. Love the toothbrushing chart ! xx Ava
Glad you liked it 🙂 I am planning a similar redo on my bedroom as soon as I find a few key pieces.So glad you decided to follow and now I get to explore you blog!