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Today, I am teaming up with Westlake Ace Hardware and giving you a little peek into our home! Welcome to our kid’s bathroom, which also doubles as our guest bath when we have company. It was a nice space, but it was also very builder grade and lacked a lot of personality. As soon as we moved in, I added this mirror and changed out the hardware, but this room has never really felt like flowed with rest of our house. Since this is the place that all of our guests see, I wanted it to be pretty and a good reflection of us and because it’s the kid’s bathroom, I also wanted it to be fun for them.
Here is a little peek into what it looked like before. It’s not terrible by any means, but it’s not very exciting either. My biggest goal was to transform the space by refinishing the cabinet, adding custom details, adding texture and color. (You can find my Bathroom Inspo Pinterest board here) I can’t wait to show you how it turned out!
And here it is after!
I knew right away that this would be the perfect project to do with Westlake Ace Hardware. They are a one stop shop for all your painting needs and bonus points; they carry the Magnolia Home line of paints! If you are not familiar, Magnolia Home is a premium line of paint created by Joanna Gaines. They offer over 150 different hand selected timeless colors at a reasonable price. I knew I wanted something softer than the harsh dark stain we had before and when I saw the sample of “Garden Trowel” I knew it would be perfect!
I updated the hardware using these antique brass and lucite pulls from Hobby Lobby (similar linked here). I wanted to pull in some brass/gold, but didn’t want to invest in a new faucet, lights, etc. Good thing I am very in to mixing metals and whole eclectic, boho vibe. I think the mixing of metals works great in this space!
We took down the builder grade towel rod and hand towel hook and added this reclaimed wood hook piece (which was a Homegoods find, similar one linked here) in it’s place. This is both for aesthetics and function. Our kids are still small and asking them to loop their towels through a rod hung high on the wall wasn’t going to work. The hooks allow them to hang their towels on their own, which means less work for this Mama and I am 100% for that!
Bringing texture into this space was also high on my wish list. From the towels to the bath rug to the woven basket (doubling as a hamper) to the reclaimed wood elements; I think we accomplished adding texture into this room.
The shower curtain is probably my favorite thing in my house right now. I had been eyeing something similar from Anthropologie, but couldn’t pull the trigger on a $90 shower curtain for my kid’s bathroom. I searched high and low for something similar and kept falling short. I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby (It’s called ‘Stone Kensington’) on a whim and it is everything I could have wanted!
I simply hemmed the edges and called it a shower curtain! I love look of double panels on a shower. To achieve this and keep it functional, I added a clear standard shower curtain liner and just cut it in half! I just these shower curtain clips to hang the panels.
Brian built these shelves for me using extra wood we had laying around in the garage from a previous project. We sanded them, added a light gray stain, and L Brackets for support. I styled them using a few pieces from Hobby Lobby, bringing in texture with the faux plants, wood frame and gold accents. Another fun tip, use a small basket as a trash can! It’s a great way to bring in style and texture at a very small price point!
I hope that you enjoyed this DIY and little peek into our home with todays post! Big thank you to Westlake Ace Hardware for sponsoring! Now I’m on to my next home project… which may or may not be painting the cabinet in our Master!
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