Finished: The Boys' Bathroom

OK, so I finally finished up the boys' bathroom overhaul. All told, this project took about two months and I am very happy with the transformation. My objective was to rev up the style a bit in there and make it feel more lived in. The bathroom has good basic bones -subway tile, marble surround and a pedestal sink (it's only real drawback is that it is a very long room), but it was a bit boring and stark. Remember? Snoozeville.

Like everybody else on the planet, I started out by faux board and battening the walls to dress things up a bit. When we built the house 5 years ago, I had wanted to put bead board in here. We slashed that idea, however, when we found ourselves in an end of project cash hemorrhage. 

I opted for the board and batten route this time to save ca$h and because it is way easier to install. My ceilings are 9'3" upstairs and all the less expensive bead board products (found at Home Depot, etc.) come in 8' lengths, so that sort of settled things for me. I knew I wanted to do a floor to ceiling treatment no matter what and using lattice as the batten and the ceiling moulding was really simple.

I also wanted to go with dark walls and a blue ceiling and only had one major paint hiccup along the way

I swapped out the old vintage medicine cabinet I had for this train rack from Restoration Hardware, which better fits the new style of the room. 

And I sewed these double shower curtains and hung them at the ceiling for a more dramatic effect. I added this rug that was previously in my bedroom and bought this cute hamper from The Land of Nod.  I like the way all the patterns play off one another. 

I brought in a cute little brass light that was living in the shed but otherwise left the basic styling of the sideboard top alone. This is a bathroom used by two boys who aren't very tidy after all so I don't want anything to be too fussy in there. 

For fun, here are some more before pics.

Very psyched to be done with this!


Christine @ Little House On The Corner said...

Congratulations! You must be sooo pleased! I love the moody dark grey walls and the double shower curtain - I've never seen one like that before! The whole room looks amazing!

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow you did an outstanding job with his bathroom you should submit this to some magazines or HGTV

Ali of addressing Ken

C a i t l i n said...

awe, that's so sweet :) maybe I just will if I could only get my act together -Caitlin

C a i t l i n said...

Thank you. I am digging the dark color and am glad I didn't chicken out. There are some good examples of the double shower curtain on pinterest, which is where I got my inspiration. -Caitlin

Layne @ The Room Journal said...

That looks amazing! The rug and shower curtain are so good, and I love how much light that room gets. It makes the dark gray look so bright! Great job!

C a i t l i n said...

Thanks! Yes, that room has a western exposure and is nice and sunny, which I love because it keeps it from getting all dank and humid. -Caitlin

Jen said...

This looks great! What paint did you use for the grey and the blue?

Jen said...

This looks great! What paint did you use for the grey and the blue?

C a i t l i n said...

Hi Jen, The walls are Benjamin Moore Gunmetal. Ceiling, BM Caribbean Mist, both in eggshell. -Caitlin

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