Two more sleeps until Christmas!!! Obviously, I’m not tackling any major DIY projects this week… I’m busy consuming about 5000 calories a day, wrapping presents, and putting together last minute ugly sweaters for stupid Kindergarten spirit days (if you missed our ugly sweater and my rant, you should check it out on Instagram). Having project down time, gives me time to actually dream and plan my next DIYs and makeovers. My kids’ bathroom is towards the top of the list, so I thought I’d share a bit of inspiration and well, since it’s the season of giving, a final giveaway for 2014 from Personal Creations .
My kids’ bathroom hasn’t had much facetime on the blog (that’s because it’s a hideous mess and nothing to look at) but one project from it is near and dear to my heart. Almost 3 years ago, I made bathroom wall hooks for each of my kids and it was the first project any other blogger ever featured! Beth from Home Stories from A to Z featured them and I was literally over the moon. I remember calling Jess and both of us were literally screaming on the phone. Yeah, we’re kind of idiots sometimes.
Clearly, this was long before the age of perfectly styled blog photos. I kind of miss that sometimes.
Since those wall hooks, I haven’t done a thing to the bathroom and it’s a tiny, yellow, dark mess. I’ll share before pics, once I begin the reno. For now, it’s all about the pretty…
It’s a really small space, without much natural light, so the idea of planking in white is an option. I like how just one wall was done here. Of course the sink and counter are to die for, but sorry kids, that’s not happening!
I know hexagons were slightly overdone in 2014, but seriously can you get enough of this wall tile? I can’t. Fo’shizzle. I know that my 4 kids would have toothpaste all over the walls, that inevitably Cal would want to see if permanent marker works on the tile, and it would just never look like this inspiration pic, but I love it and someday, when I am old and kid free and looking back on “the good old days with little kids” I will have an amazing bathroom like this!
Back to the world of kid reality… I love how this family used inexpensive pieces of odd shaped remnant tile to save some money on their bathroom reno. They came up with a pattern that looks intentional and makes the odd corner cuts look perfect! This kind of approach is more up my alley at this stage in life, but it will still have toothpaste and sharpie on it I’m sure! This is just one of the rooms Dwell featured of this Brooklyn brownstone- I’d check out the whole article here– the home is incredible!
We definitely need to improve the lighting in the bathroom… can you say builder grade lighting? Yup, one small light that doesn’t even know what style is. I found these colored sconces and immediately fell in love. This is the color scheme I’m obsessed with right now. Look on the sidebar at the phones picture- see some similarities? I’m trying to think of a creative way to use a bunch of these in the tiny bathroom without it being “too much.”
I’ll need you to use your imaginations for this one… pretend Rainbow Bright didn’t leave her rug in there (am I dating myself? I think even by asking that question it automatically means I’m getting old… what 20 something says “am I dating myself?” None. That’s how many. Dang 30s…) Anyhow, I love the intense pop of color from the vanity contrasting with white tile- again installed in another unique way.
So, while the design is far from concrete in my mind at this point, I think it’s safe to say I want some kind of unique installation of white tile (I will regret that decision), a colorful, possibly floating vanity, amazing lighting, and no children to actually use it, so it always looks perfect. Ha!
Since I do have 4 living, breathing, messy little monsters, I already bought something for the bathroom… personalized towels from Personal Creations . I felt like having kid-friendly towels, would keep me grounded in reality and help me remember that functionality trumps pretty for this space. I went with personalized towels that can do both.
Tell me this, if you have kids are they like mine in that if any one of their siblings touches their food, drink, spoon, fork etc. they won’t use it? I’m like dude I will lick your cookie just so you don’t want it and then it’s mine!! Mwahah. Anyhow, my kids are totally into this dumb germs thing and it’s spread into the bathroom too. Every single bath or shower means brand new towels and if there is any chance one of the others even touched it, they won’t use it. Enter genius mom… towels with their names on it. We have personalized beach towels, but now it was time to step it up to bath towels too!
Here’s what we got… I let the kids each pick their own towel, which was really fun
Cal picked the shark towel– it’s adorable.
KJ went with the butterfly towel
And both older kids wanted the personalized beach towels, because they like BIG towels all the time.
The towels were just the first step in this makeover, so get ready to see a whole lot more in early 2015. Now, excuse me while I go whip up 3 batches of cookie dough for our annual cookies & carols party this evening. Cookie decorating and terrible singing at its finest! It’s always a good time!
And as promised, our final giveaway of 2014! We’re giving away a $250 Gift Card as part of Personal Creation’s New Year- New Home campaign! A huge thanks to Personal Creations for being so generous to EC2 Readers this year!! Good luck guys and Early Merry Christmas!!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations