Upstairs we have our second full bathroom that Jackson uses as his own, and it's one of the last rooms in our home that was "untouched" as far as being redone. It still had the contractors paint color on the wall, and everything left as is.
I initially had the idea for white on white in this bathroom, with fun splashes of color with accessories. A couple months ago I began the project and did the base color of the walls in a flat white. I let it sit like that for about a month because I was so unhappy with how the white looked. It felt cold and had a blue tint from it (actually was the reflection of our neighbors house coming in through the window). But I felt stuck and didn't know how to move forward with the bathroom. That was until I decided to use a soft greyish taupe color for the stripes instead of the high gloss white. I'm SO happy I made the switch. I instantly HEARTED the stripes. Like I would just go sit in the bathroom and smile.
By keeping the walls the neutral taupe & white stripes, and just adding in color with accessories, this room can be easily transformed from a kid's bathroom to a guest/formal bathroom.
My son loves his hooded-animal towels, and wanted them to be easy access for him to reach so I used Command Water Resistant Bathroom Hooks in Silver for a polished finish look for towel hooks, but without a permanent hole in our walls or door.
That adorable printable is made by my super talented friend Kristin of Simply Klassic Home. It's the perfect little addition to Jackson's bathroom, as The Beatles are dear to my family in tiny little ways. Jackson's middle name is Jude (after The Beatles) so I love adding in subtle clues of The Beatles in his life.
The framed mirror is another of my favorite additions to this bathroom. There's SO many DIY tutorials how to build your own frame for any contractors mirror, and I simply just followed a few basic steps to create my own. I added a couple changes that really helped me make it a super easy project that I'll be following up with it's own tutorial so keep an eye out for that.
Instead of buying bathroom accessories that can add up (did you know the average cost for a tooth brush holder can be like $10+, kinda crazy) I just used some extra mason jars and glasses I had laying around to hold his toothbrushes and toothpaste, and one for a drinking glass. It's a bit hard to see in the picture but I also used a shot glass to hold QTips within the larger jar and surround it with cotton balls (looks like I need to fill that up too!)
As many of you know I have my side business PB&Jcreations, my Etsy Shop where I create home decor signs. Little known fact: I don't have any of my own hand painted signs hanging in my own home. I'm too critical of myself to do it... but I braved my fears and finally made one to hang! This cute little saying is what we have to
I’ll have a few follow up posts too to share how I painted the stripes and how I framed the mirror.
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