bathroom refresh ~ the details

Hi, friends!!! I hope you are all doing well!

Today, I’m so excited to share with y’all the refresh that I did in my boys’ bathroom.

If you don’t remember, I’ll refresh your memory a little with this “before” picture….

I started by adding thin lap and trim to the walls.

Click HERE for the full tutorial on the wall treatment.

After everything was painted, I hung a new light fixture.

I had to pick a light fixture that would cover this horrendous hole that the builders left behind the original light fixture. I could have always patched the hole, but I like to take the easier road sometimes.

I bought this light fixture from Lowe’s….

And simply replaced the glass, with these

Installed a new faucet

I stained and painted a planter box, to hold toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand soap, etc.

$3 planter box from Target…

I especially love the fact that it is lined with plastic, so easy to wash away all the soap and toothpaste messes.

A few other details…

“remember to flush” sign is also from Target. Why is it that boys never seem to remember to flush???

Loving this shower curtain so much!! I tried out a few other options, but immediately knew this was the one, once I had it hanging up in the space. And, of course this rug, one of my all time favorites from Sukhi. It is seriously the softest rug that I have ever stepped on.

My boys are loving their bathroom refresh, and so am I! It’s always a good feeling to get another project finished and checked off my list, and an even better feeling knowing that I did all the work myself and was able to keep this entire project well under $300! Not bad, right!


Now, let’s head over to Tara’s blog to see the progress she has made in her kids’ bathroom. Simply click on the picture below….

I hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness!!

So much love to you all!!!


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  1. Great job Emily! Wish my bathroom looked like this when I was young. The slats look great but I don’t think I would have thought to add frame molding too.

    I love the combination, rustic elegance and can grow with them.

    Speaking of boys and your sign, I grew up with two brothers and I don’t know the answer.


    1. You’re so sweet!!! Thank you!!!

  2. Wow! I absolutely love this space for anyone, not just kids. I adore the flush sign – I’ve been looking for one like that and couldn’t find one I liked. Guess I should have checked Target and beat you to it! lol Let’s talk about the genius idea behind the planter! I just might steal that anyways if I can fit it on my teeny tiny countertop in my kids bathroom. It’s pretty cramped in mine.
    Is it just me or are you feeling a wee bit jealous of the kids bathroom now? I know it’s much nicer than my bathroom already and I’m not even finished!

    1. I’m totally jealous! Can’t wait to start on the master bath refresh!

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