The hall bathroom is mainly used by our 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. But often, it is used by guests. Almost 3 years after moving in, the bathroom was still builder-white.
With two little people using the bathroom, the walls were starting to look dingy from wet hands and water splatter on flat white paint.
The bathroom needed a satin-finish paint job to protect the walls and clean it up.
Plus, with a colicky baby keeping us home more than usual, I needed a project.
With a start and finish.
And I roped my husband into it when a simple paint job became a slightly larger project. We picked out navy paint for the space, but navy was just too dark for the window-less bathroom.
To keep the space bright, and protect walls from the wear and tear that is inflicted by small children, we decided to add white bead board.
Home Depot carries this two-foot width bead board product with pre-cut grooves to fit seams together. We needed just 5 two-foot boards for our small bathroom. We spent $35 on bead board and under $10 on chair rail and caulking.
The spendy part of this project was the paint. Sherwin Williams matched the white paint to our existing trim. One gallon of satin Super Paint along with velour rollers for an ultra-smooth finish was $50, even with a $10 off coupon!
But now we have enough high quality white paint to use for our future mud room lockers and bead board border.
We taped and painted the navy color during nap time one day. My husband spent half a day working on the bead board. And I spent one more nap time applying two coats of white paint to the bead board.
Paint completed, we just needed a few finishing touches.
We found the wooden ‘Splash’ sign for $15 at Home Goods. You can find something similar from this Etsy shop.
The wooden Whale was found on clearance for $7 at Hobby Lobby.
Hand towels are hung using $9 wooden fish hangers from Marshalls.
The space was completed with the Wave Blue shower curtain from Target. Usually $17, we paid $14 using a 20% off Cartwheel deal.
It’s amazing how just one little project can make you feel energized…and ready for the next one.