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From Fishy to Beachy, the Boys’ Bathroom Reveal

When I last showed you my boy’s bathroom, it looked like this:

Nemo and Dory would have enjoyed life living in the kids’ bathroom. But, alas, I was serenaded by a beautiful new mirror (actually a new MirrorMate frame.) And so I set to work helping this bathroom grow up.

Here is that beautiful temptress, Ms. Gramercy Martini. Isn’t she lovely.

With curves and details like that, I had to build board and batten moulding that would match her beauty.

And, what bathroom couldn’t use a sweet spot to display some beautiful flowers? I really like this built in shelf, it was really easy to construct it.

The wall color is Blue Slate by Benjamin Moore. And I used the new bath & spa Aura paint which has a matte finish! I have yet to clean it yet, but I’ll let you know how it does.

These two starfish friends are happy to perch on the 3″ deep moulding ledge. Yes, I expect them to make a suicidal dive one day, but my boys haven’t bothered them yet.

Finding just the “right” shower curtain was a little challenging. I would have loved to put in a floral or feminine curtain, but I have to respect that there are two little men that will be using this bathroom 95% of the time.

I am sooo glad I ditched the hollywood strip light for these beauties:

Just a close up view of the battens where they meet the floor. Now wouldn’t that have looked weird if I had left the baseboard tiles there?

Here is a better view of the vanity, new light fixture and the MirrorMate frame.

I have one more project for the empty wall. I took down the old chrome towel bar, but I have a fantastic idea for a new one. You’ll just have to wait and see what I came up with. In the meantime, the hooks on the door work well for hanging towels up.

So, go ahead let me know what you think! Do you miss the Nemo room? Or are you loving the grown up beach retreat? And am I crazy for making this bathroom look this good for my 5 & 7 year old boys? By the way, Pretty Handsome Son #1 tried to convince me that the bathroom would look better with black and pink stripes! I am seriously going to have to paint his closet like that because he has been asking for the same color scheme for 2 years now!

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  1. Lindsey
    Lindsey says:

    This is great! I’ve been doing a little research on board and batten with furring strips, as I am about to complete this little project for my “mudroom” Your blog will be of help, so thank you!

  2. Sarah Curtis
    Sarah Curtis says:

    Is there any chance you remember what color white you used? I am stumped on the white we should use in our new master with the Slate Blue.

  3. Julie
    Julie says:

    I’m really surprised that you didn’t replace the outdated sink and cabinet. I was looking forward to seeing a beautiful blue colored sink and countertop with white or dark wood. Maybe you did, but I don’t see it in the pictures. Don’t get me wrong-yours is in GREAT condition, but I think it doesn’t match the updated serene look of the rest of the bathroom. Your theme is exactly what I’m considering in the bathroom that my sophomore son uses. It will coordinate with the bedrooms on that floor of blue and gray with a calming feeling of being at the lake. Living here in the midwest far from any major bodies of water is something we dream of.

  4. Bernadette
    Bernadette says:

    Hi Brittany! I have run across you a few times on Pinterest, and finally had the time tonight to check out your blog. Love what you did in this bathroom. I just posted a bathroom project on my blog this week. Check it out if you get time. diysisters.com. I’m enjoying looking at all your fun projects!


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