I’ve realized I’ve had pictures of our kid’s beach bathroom project on my phone for over a year and I’ve never had the time to post about what we did. It was our Pandemic Memorial Day Weekend project and we did this on a pretty tight budget. Everything we updated came from Amazon to make shopping easy and safe.
Kid’s Bathroom Before
This bathroom serves as a kid’s bathroom, secondary master bathroom, and guest bathroom. It is also one of the last rooms in this house painted the original beige color that both our exterior and interior were when we bought the house 6 years ago. I knew I wanted something that would be updated from the 80’s builder-grade fixtures but it wasn’t necessary to completely gut and remodel it. Not yet at least.
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Kid’s Beach Bathroom After
We had this surfboard shower curtain for a few years and it really was the inspiration for the kid’s beach bathroom. My oldest helped me pick the color, she wanted something “super beachy” so this turquoise was the right mix of blue and green to pull in the colors of the shower curtain.
The cabinets needed a fresh coat of paint to freshen them up. Luckily, this isn’t my first time painting cabinets. I put together my tips for painting cabinets during our laundry room makeover.
I will say that this might be the last bathroom I paint. I hate it so much and never want to do it again. When we did our dining room update, painting that square room was easy but all these tape lines and small spaces had me frustrated. I had contemplated doing a fun peel and stick wallpaper like in our laundry room makeover but I was worried it wouldn’t last in such a humid environment.
No kid’s beach bathroom would be complete without some surf board shelves. These are from Target and they are not very big so they are more for looks than for function. I figured that with so much storage under the sink and counter that we could get away this this. For now.
Bathroom Fixtures and Faucet
Since we didn’t need a full bathroom gut I wanted to update as much as I could within a reasonable budget. The fixtures in this bathroom were original from when this house was built in 1980. We removed the giant mirror and replaced it with a black-rimmed mirror that was smaller and more modern. While mirrors generally make small spaces seem bigger, I love how this change made the kid’s beach bathroom come together.
While this is a kid’s beach bathroom theme, I had to include a little nod to our hometowns. I found these maps of Detroit and Oakland on Etsy.