Before & After Kids Bathroom

I keep meaning to post this makeover.

Here is my kids bathroom with the green tub and toilet with gold and cream tiles. My favourite pre makeover item are those swag lights. This bathroom was very sad. Almost everything was removed and when I say removed… I mean down to the studs. Turns out there was some mold and squishy drywall behind those gold tiles.

The bathroom was dry walled with the green board and a shower base was put in. The shower also had an acrylic surround installed. No more tile for this work horse shower that three teenagers use. The vanity was replaced by a large piece that has a deeper sink and granite top. It is also four inches taller then the standard height to accommodate my 6’3″ son who is still growing. The drawers are also the slow and soft close type which is neat. (Did I mention the rough large teenage boy?) The mirror and light fixtures were replaced and the walls were painted a simple grey. As mentioned before the kids picked a sunny yellow as the accent colour.

Rough cost for this bathroom
– $700 vanity
– $200 in taps
– $40 light fixture
– $60 mirror
– $40 paint
– $60 art
– $45 new towels
– shower base, glass doors and surround $700
– dry wall and various building supplies $200
– $170 toilet

That puts this bathroom at about the $2200 mark which is really not that bad for such a project and the finished results.

Now we just need to put a washroom in the basement!



Rustic Charm


I have been asked to decorate for a ladies retreat later this month. The theme is rest. Immediately I thought of comfy jammie’s and pillows but figured it might look somewhat odd to decorate an event in such a manner. Then I thought about what makes me feel calm. I think nothing is calmer then either cottage or rustic charm.

So this ladies retreat is going to have burlap table runners, lace wrapped mason jars tied with raffia, chalk board signs and colourful glass bottles for some fun. I am also going to attempt some paper tags and something to hang from the ceiling.

This afternoon I made this mason jar and grape vine wreath chandelier to fit the bill of hanging something from the ceiling. It was quick to make and cost under $15. In each jar I will place a tea light for a bit of sparkle. A neat touch would be twinkle lights around the wreath.

Now bring on the rest.