Boys Bathroom Progress

Oct 15, 2013

Blogging about my plans to paint my boys bathroom last week gave me the kick I needed to get started after putting it off for the last ten years. Yes, ten years! This is the only room in the house I've never touched and it really, really showed. I considered taking a before picture, but I could not embarrass myself that way. Just picture lime green walls made special by my little Picasso that even magic erasers could not fix. And, the previous owners loved to faux paint everything. And, I mean everything! Towel holders, the toilet paper holder, light switch plates and even the light switches themselves had splotches of lime green paint on them. I can't tell you the joy it brought me to throw those suckers in the trash. Oh, happy day!

Even though I wimped out on before pictures, I do have progress pics. You may have seen this one on Instagram. The walls and vanity have been primed white in this picture and a new mirror frame was installed by my handy husband who vowed to never use a saw again. Sorry, honey...kind of. He just shouldn't do such a good job and I wouldn't ask. ;)

It didn't stay primer white for long. Despite having a "pitch white" house as my seven year old says, I do like other colors. Since this is the boys bathroom I decided to go with BM Rockport Gray on the vanity and mirror frame. It's a mix of tan and gray, which reminds me of those sweet, dirt covered boys.

I know it looks like a train wreck right now with the paint supplies everywhere and cabinet doors off, but I have a vision! At least that's what I keep telling my family. I'm planning on painting the walls an off white color. I picked up BM White Dove and I'm going to try that out today. Here are a few pictures with light walls and darker vanities that are similar to what I'm planning.
Gray for cabinets
I know it's an office, but I took one look at it and thought the colors would be perfect for the boys bathroom.

Masculine bathroom with grasscloth
Love the mirror!

Boys Bathroom

Boys Bathroom
This is going to mostly be a paint makeover. There won't be awesome wallpaper, wainscoting, or lighting like in these rooms. I'd love to at least replace the countertop one day, but sometimes you've just got to work with what you have. One benefit is that this will be a quick makeover and I should finish this week. I can't wait to be done so I can go shopping for accessories!


  1. What a difference paint can make, and perfect color for a boy's bathroom!! Can't wait to see more...

  2. I can't wait to see what you go with, because my kids' bathroom REALLY need a fresh coat of paint, too. It's the boys - the mess it up quickly! I won't even tell you the gross things going on in my son's side of the bathroom - I'm sure you already know from experience :)

  3. I love the track you're going will be a neutral canvass, and the accessories will make it!

  4. It's going to look awesome! Love what your hubby did to the mirror, and the colors you are choosing are great! Looking forward for what's next ;)

  5. I love how you describe your "before" bathroom, it made me laugh. The fauxness of it all! Must have felt so good just to get paint on it. I love the combination of colors you chose. That frame looks great and something I've been thinking of for years and haven't done. I really like yours - hubby did a great job with that! Can't wait to see the final.