I love and adore our house. I love that it's down the street from my parents, I love our kitchen/eating area and I love our backyard (although it needs some MAJOR work this Spring). Over Christmas Dave and I pondered moving to a house with more space, but ultimately have decided we want to stay in our house. Our house was built in 1992 and so there are a few areas that are "lacking" compared to newer homes. One area - the laundry room . It's teeny tiny and I hate it. hahaha
The other is our second bathroom. Our hall bath is an awkward shape and has a single sink, which is fine for now, but I think might pose problems as the kiddos get bigger.
Anyway... Dave and I have a 3-4 year plan involving new floors, new furniture and a major overhaul of this bathroom, but in the meantime I decided it needed a little impromptu "facelift" this weekend.
Here's the before pic (usually the shower curtain is pushed back... but I wanted y'all to see it). The shower curtain was actually something I bought when we bought our first home... almost 10 years ago!
Please note the "fancy" towels that had multiple cheetoh fingerprints and could only be hand washed. Awesome. (also note my linen pants line drying in the tub - hahaha)
And the counter.
The whole "revamp" idea started when I was browsing through World Market on Sunday and found THIS shower curtain.
I knew I didn't want to paint and when I saw this curtain I liked how light, bright and "whimsical" it was and I knew the brownish/gold color would be a great match for our current wall color..
LOVED this antiqued frame and it was HALF off! YAY!!! I got the matte (with the perfect mustard trim) at Hobby Lobby.
The little plant was a Target clearance find from several months back ($32 marked down to $6 - score!) and the toothbrush/paste cup, actually came with a lid (I think it's designed to hold cotton balls, q-tips, etc).
I changed out the shiny knobs with LOVELY white centers for these cute and less shiny ones from Hobby Lobby. Next time they put them on sale I'm picking up more for our master bath. I'd love to change out the faucet, towel bars, and toilet paper holders.... but that's a project for another day.
The little wall opposite the toilet... and yes, the tags are still on the towels. They're cream, but I wasn't sure if they were "cream enough", so I was going to live them with a couple of days and decide.
I picked them up because they had a really pretty jacquard pattern embossed on them and I'm 99% positive they'll be hanging around.
Since I was showing you the bathroom, I decided I'd go ahead and show you my cabinets... because let's be real.... it's fun to be nosey :)
The cabinet above the toilet houses A LOT!
On the bottom shelf I have bandaids, flushable wipes, Luke's eczema prescriptions, some sunscreens that wouldn't fit on the middle shelf (I almost got rid of them because my OCD senses were tingling!) and washcloths. The blue stackable containers are from the Dollar Store. The Dollar Store is great for CHEAP storage containers... perfect for bathrooms and places where you don't need great quality containers.
... sunscreens and creams...
... and medicine droppers and syringes.
The vanity has two drawers (one of them is empty... as is the medicine cabinet) and the other houses combs and extra toothbrushes (are my boys the only with TONS of toothbrushes?!?!?!). These little baskets came from WalMart and I believe they were less than $1.50 for the two-pack.
There you have it! A teeny tiny mini makevoer. Nothing major... just a fresh look.
While I was out shopping, Dave was at home watching the boys play restaurant (Mason's absolute favorite game!)