Thursday, March 18, 2010

In The Loo

Remember that I mentioned that I had painted the kid's bathroom a while ago? I bet you want to see it finished. I do too- but you will have to settle for clean. In fact, I had to clean it in order for you to see it- and for the county not to condemn the place. (Bathrooms are not my strong suit.)
The bathroom is really dinky, and until recently it was painted yellow with rubber duckies. I figured that the 12 and 10 year old boys were probably done with duckies- but they still had to share the bathroom with 9 and 7 1/2 year old girls and a 5 year old boy. I chose something that was really fun with out being gender specific. Our house has walls that slope into the ceiling on the second floor, so there is no stopping point when you paint. Either you paint the ceiling the same color as the walls or you create a stopping point. So, create a stopping point is what I did. I had my husband hang some flat MDF molding around the room at the height of the top of the window and painted the lime green up to that point and white above it.
I still need to paint the trim in the bathroom, but I really want to strip the pre-existing trim and the door for re-painting. (Does anyone know how to strip trim in place without damaging the surrounding walls?)


I chose the paint to go with the polka dots on the shower curtain, and found a rug to match. Then when I got home I noticed that the kid's towels all look super hanging next to the shower curtain. Sebastian made the towel rack a few years ago and I moved it up to the top of the window frame when I redid the bathroom. Only Jonah needs a stool to hang his towel up.This is the other side of the room. See that little cart there in the corner? Look closer:I am convinced that God loves me. The same weekend I painted the bathroom, a friend asked me if I wanted it. I knew I had just the place for it. And I have 5 kids, and there are 10 drawers- in 5 colors. All the colors are close to the kids' assigned colors, to boot! Now, every one's tooth brushes, deodorant, hair pretties, etc. are put away!!!!

I really like the new look. What do you think?

14 comments:

Kat said...

I love the bathroom - and the cart is so cute! We are going to redo Madalyn's bedroom for her birthday - but I think we are going to skip the painting it part. I am a horrible painter!

Kris said...

Gina that looks great! Don't you love it when God provides the fun things that satisfy our type "A" quirks! He is a God of order.

Frizzy and Bird said...

Looks absolutely wonderful! When are you available to come do my bathroom now?

Gina said...

Frizzy, I'll come down in August... Can we spend time at the beach???

I just decided that I hate that vanity and I need a pedistal sink in there.

Seriously? My word verification is peaness? As in penis?

Mackenzie 4th said...

Wow! The bathroom looks great! So many colors, makes a fun, happy room, and that exactly what you've made! Kudos to you.

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

Right up your alley, Stuff to put Stuff in!!! Coot loo!

Elena said...

Oh! I LOVE it! I've been wanting to do my bathroom an apple green. So fun!!! The cart was perfect.

Lee Ann said...

Love it! I'm such a "green" girl! Can you paint the vanity? I personally don't like pedestals in bathrooms that are actually used. You loose so much storage and counter space.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Lovin it, and I like Lee Ann's idea. You could pick up one of the other colors and paint the vanity. What do you have to lose for trying?

David said...

That doesn't look like any bathroom I've ever seen at your house! Where is it located? :)

The Lime Green is awesome.

Gina said...

David, we don't allow guests to pee in the messy, stinky kid's bathroom! Sheesh!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Loo LOVE!

Looks so great! I really love the lime green, and I noticed the rainbow cart before you focused in on it. That is an awesome addition. God really does love you, Gina. ;)

skippynscoop said...

Very cute!

and clean. your mother must be very proud of you!

dhen said...

i love your bathroom, it's colorful :)

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