When we bought the 70’s Landing Pad, we were very much focused on getting it remodeled as quickly as possible and getting in.
While waiting to close, I remember having grand design plans for nearly every space in the house, but when we finally closed and as we worked on replacing flooring, gutting bathrooms, etc., those designs kind of dwindled down to the basics and not the full vision I had seen in my mind.
Budget can also have a way of dwindling those plans and we spent far more on the house in that initial remodeling phase than we had planned on doing – and we spent it far faster too.
After months of working on the house, we were tired and ready to get in the house and have a break.
And so, things got “done enough.” Rooms were “complete” but, in my opinion, some were just a little “ok.”
My daughter’s bathroom was one of those just “ok” rooms.
I’m happy to say though, that I’ll be re-doing this “ok” room over the next few weeks along with some other fantastic gals who are making over their own bathrooms.
As I said, this is my daughter’s bathroom, who I refer to as “The Circus.” As many of you who have been around here for a while know, that nickname fits her well.
What does not fit her well is her current bathroom situation.
Sure, there’s a colorful vanity but there’s not much else in here that reflects her personality.
I mean, this is the kid who requested “shiny red shoes like Dolly Parton’s” for Christmas. She insisted on leaving Santa a margarita. Her little plastic animal bull lives in the fairy house. When I showed her matching Mom + daughter leopard print swimsuits the other day, her exact words to me were, “Order them. You can never go wrong with leopard print.” And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, y’all.
So yea, her bathroom is lacking. A lot.
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I included the Circus in every decision of this bathroom design. Now that being said, there were some things where I gave her two options rather than endless ones. I mean, I’d like to have this thing done in the allotted timeframe and not in 10 years.
Also, the one stipulation of this makeover was that the tile floor stay. I do like the tile and we had just retiled this room a few years ago when we moved in. If it ain’t broke – and in this case, if it still looks good – don’t fix it.
The jumping off point was the wallpaper. The first thing I asked her was what she wanted in her bathroom and she said dogs. So I pulled up loads of different dog wallpaper and let her choose one.
From there, I would pull things I thought would work well in the space and then let her make the decision on which color, design, product, finish, etc. to go with.
The Source List
A big thanks to our official sponsors of the Primp and Pamper Bathroom Makeover, Build.com and Signature Hardware.
Bellevue Natural Brass Pendants – the Circus was insistent about using gold/brass tones throughout the space. She might be her Mama’s child after all. 😂
Manor Born Wallpaper – fancy dogs are going on the wall, y’all.
Quoizel Gold Monarch Mirror – when this mirror got here, I opened it up to make sure it had shipped ok, and y’all, it comes with a template for hanging it on the wall. How come all mirrors don’t come with that?
VitaElegante Tile – this is the tile we installed a few years back. It’s a good neutral tile that has a bit of a modern feel.
Ginkgo Leaf Shower Curtain – this shower curtain is even more gorgeous in person. The bits of yellow you see are much more noticeable and bright when you get your hands on it.
Ashford Wall Moldings – I didn’t want to go floor to ceiling with the wallpaper in here for a few reasons. 1. It’s a small space and I didn’t want to overwhelm it all with wallpaper. 2. My kid is rough and tumble so I didn’t want to risk papering the lower half of the walls and then she somehow ripping or tearing it at some point. So I’ll be adding moldings to the lower 2/3s or so of the bathroom.
Kohler Devonshire Toilet – yep, she’s getting a fancy toilet.
Surya Tessera Rug – this will add some more color to the floor.
Signature Hardware Everett Console Sink in Elderberry – another star of the show here. We love this vanity for both it’s great organized storage and of course, it’s playful color. I’m so happy to see Signature Hardware stepping up to the plate with gorgeous color on their very well made vanities!
The To-Do List
If you follow me on Instagram and watched my stories, you might have seen that I’ve already gotten a bit of a start on the bathroom.
Remove old vanity and toilet.
chair rail, wall moldings, etc.
• Paint from chair rail down – can’t decide if I just go solid white here, y’all or paint it this Dandelion Wish color that is the same mustardy yellow in the wallpaper. What do y’all think?
• Hang wallpaper above chair rail.
• Switch out pendant lights.
• Install new vanity, faucet, toilet, etc.
• Hang new mirror.
• Add trim to shower curtain – adding a fun tassel trim to the shower curtain.
• Install new shower curtain rod and hang new shower curtain.
• Gussy Up the Step Stool – The Circus wants a fun step stool like the one I did for our closet, so she’s picked out a design for it.
• Revamp and Hang art – I’ve found some great secondhand art pieces for this space; just have to switch out some mats and paint some frames.
Heaven help, I’m tired just typing all that. Ok, I have to get to work, so y’all go see what plans these other talented ladies have and be sure to check back next week for our progress!
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