We have lived in our house for five years and I have yet to do anything to the hall/guest/kids bathroom. The shower curtain I’m using is my absolute favorite and was my inspiration for the bathroom remodel. It’s the cutest surfboard shower curtain from Pottery Barn Kids, but I won’t show you because they don’t sell it anymore. Sorry!!!
Here’s the best part, I did the whole bathroom from under $200 dollars.
First we painted. Ok we didn’t actually do the painting. We hired someone to paint Zach’s nursery and just had them paint the bathroom with the left over paint. That cost us $75.
One of the main issues I have with this bathroom are the towel racks. They’re too high for Ellie to re-hang the towels and my towels are never even. So after I stripped the bathroom of all the clutter, we removed the towel racks and patched the holes. The wall patch kit cost me about $8 from Home Depot.
I then wiped down the area off the wall I’d be applying my wallpaper (that’s right, I said wallpaper). Warm water and a mild dish detergent are perfect to wipe down and prep a wall.
Then goes the wainscoting. Ok, wallpaper that looks like wainscoting. It only cost me $20.00 for the whole roll!
Measure how tall you want the wainscoting and pre-cut your paper. I wanted my shelf slightly above eye level. I measured from the top of the baseboard 53″ highm which is where I wanted my hooks to be. I added a couple extra inches to make sure it would hide behind the shelf and to give myself some room to trim the edge along the baseboard.
Not pretty up top, but…
… it’s trimmed very neatly along the baseboard. Tip, trim with a sharp edging knife while the paper is still wet.
As for the hook rack and shelf. I measured the length of my wall and marched my booty down to Home Depot. I picked a wider board that I would use to attach my hooks and a piece of crown molding that would act as my shelf and decorative touch. If you take your measurements with you, most locations will cut the boards for you. My crown molding and board cost me about $55.
My husband and I attached the crown molding to the board using screws from the back so that they wouldn’t be seen. We then attached it to the wall by screwing it into the studs. I measured where I was going to attach my hooks so that I could hide my screws behind them. I purchased my hooks at Home Depot for about $5.00 a piece .
Now time for the finishing touches my Pottery Barn surf towels that we’ve had for years.
Bam! Gone are the boring towel racks and standard bathroom look. Added are hooks that are a little more manageable for the kids and a look that is more my style.