Boy Bathroom – Before and After

19 January, 2013 by Julie - 77 Comments

Yay! I have finally completed decorating k’s bathroom. As I mentioned previously, k’s bathroom has been almost done for months. I finally got focused and worked on the final details in his bathroom until I was done. Since we all have been sick around here, I did little things each day until I was happy with the results.

Here is the bathroom before the makeover. Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures. These were taken not long after move in and before I had this blog.

Kids Bathroom Makeover
k’s bathroom before makeover
Kids Bathroom Makeover
k’s bathroom before makeover. Bathroom could use a mirror. 😉


Lets see the after pictures, shall we. :)


Kids Bathroom
k’s bathroom – After
Kids Bathroom
New light fixture and mirror. Ikea Smila Sol on ceiling.
ABC Kids Bathroom
ABC shower curtain.
Kids Bathroom
Tub area and toy basket.
Kids Bathroom
View from bathtub.
Kids Bathroom with Tree Decals
 Mama and baby tree decal.
Kids Bathroom and Ikea Smila Sol Light
More tree decals and full view of the Ikea Smila Sol light.
Kids Bathroom Wall Art
BATH wall words and wall art I created.


What do you think? I am very happy with the way it turned out! It is fun being in there with all the tree decals and the sun above. K loves his bathroom, too. However, he insist that I am the little tree and he is the big one. 😉

One thing I really like about this makeover is that no painting was involved. The neutral color of the existing wall paint works well with the bold colors. This is great if one is unable to paint walls or live in a rental residence. Decals, wall art, and accent pieces can make a huge impact and make up for lost color in a room. For those wondering, the Ikea Smila Sol light is not wired. I had been wanting something on the ceiling bathroom and when I saw the Smila Sol light, I knew I wanted a sun image. I had thought about looking on-line for some sun decals, but decided on the Smila Sol for the size and 3D effect it would have.

I had fun making the wall art above his toilet. The subway art is available as a printable and I may have the ABC art available as well. The wall art that reads Sunshine Maker is k’s nickname I gave him when he was born. He can truly bring sunshine to those around him.  :)

As always, here is a breakdown of the room.

  • Existing wall color – Olympic paint in Tightrope #D15-2
  • Light fixture, towel bar, hand towel ring, and toilet roll holder purchased at Lowes. It is the Gatco Latitude 2 Collection.
  • Cabinet Hardware – Purchased at the Home Depot.
  • Bathtub toy basket – Purchased at Target. It is held in place with two satin nickel Command Strip Hooks.
  • ABC shower curtain – Target.
  • ABC cup – Target.
  • Bathroom rug – Target.
  • Bathroom Towels – Target.
  • Soap pump and garbage can – Target. I bought these a while ago. Happy I found them in a box in the basement.
  • Green step stool – Target.
  • Espresso wall shelves – Target
  • BATH and the letter K wall letters – Michaels. I spray painted them in Valspar, Indigo Streamer and Island Orange.
  • Mini faux succulent plants – Michaels.
  • Faux plant on vanity and vase – Ikea
  • Picture Frames – Ikea, Nyttja frame. They were white and I spray painted them in Rustoleum, Oil Rubbed Bronze. Be sure to use primer first. Also, these frames are kid friendly since the center is plastic and not glass. :)
  • Smila Sol ceiling lamp – Ikea
  • Mirror – Big Lots. It was a medium brown and I spray painted it in Rustoleum, Oil Rubbed Bronze. Be sure to use primer first.
  • Shower curtain rod – Wallmart.
  • Tree decals – Amazon. AMAZING DEAL! $3.39! I bought three of them since I made two trees and wanted to create lots of branches and add my own style to all of them. I did have to use a Elmers glue stick a little bit. I know it was because of the textured walls in the bathroom. As a test, I stuck a decal on the bathroom door and it stuck just fine. At $3.39, I am not going to complain. :) We all know that decals (especially large ones) can get very expensive.

Lastly, the Flush, Wash and Brush wall art are from Over The Big Moon blog. Love these! These two ladies have a fantastic and creative selection of printables. Check them out! :)

Okay, lets do a side by side, before and after. Those are fun!


Kids Bathroom Before and After
Boy Bathroom – Before and After
Kids Bathroom Before and After
Boy Bathroom – Before and After


There you have it! This bathroom is finally done! *does dorky happy dance*

Have a superb weekend everyone! May you complete whatever projects you are working on.  :)

Update: I have made the ABC wall art available for print.


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77 Responses to “Boy Bathroom – Before and After”

    • Thank you, Talia! Yes, I tried very hard not to have the room look “cheesy”. lol

      The sun light is not wired because there is no electrical box there. Ironically, my hubby can do the same thing. :) He did all the electrical in our last house. I did not have the light wired because I only got the light for the sun look and I do not want to have hubby climb in the attic and install an electrical box on the bathroom ceiling (he did do this at our last house in the master bath). :) I did keep all the parts for the sun though.

    • Thank you! Have fun doing your bathroom. Is it for your son? Maybe a trip to Ikea for the Smilia Sol light is in the future? :) Have fun decorating and thank you for stopping by. 😉


    • Awww…thank you so much for your comment. Made me smile! :) Yes, I am totally digging that sun light. lol It really added that final detail I had been wanting and I love how it goes with the trees. :)

  1. Looks great! I love the colors, and the shower curtain and Ikea light are so fun (we had one of the Ikea kid light fixtures in our old house, in my son’s room; never thought of using one in a bathroom–nice!)

  2. What do I think? I think you ACED it! It’s the best kid bath I’ve ever seen, and it’s a LUCKY kid who uses it.

    I’m a rather new follower–I think. I subscribe to blogs and then they fill up my inbox until one day–maybe months later–I take time to check them out and unsub from the ones that are disappointing. From the looks of THIS post, I doubt that I’ll ever be unsubbing from yours!

    • Wow! Thank you very much for the very kind words and support! I am flattered and humbled by your comment. Thank you for following my blog and taking time to leave a wonderful comment. It is sincerely appreciated. :)

    • Margo, thank you so very much! Your should be able to copy and paste a picture, in just a few minutes. Let me know if there is a problem. So happy you like the bath. :)


    • Thank you! I had fun putting up the trees and branches. I like that there was no painting involved…this time. My next project required the entire room being painted. lol


    • Andrea, thank you. I had lots of fun making the printables. The next room will be my daughters bathroom. I have been putting that off. That room will be getting paint. Now that I have done her brothers bathroom, I better get started on hers. lol

      Good luck with your daughters bathroom! :)


    • Kristel, I understand about toy basket flops! I had bought a plastic whale toy bin with suction cups at Target and it lasted about a week. The plastic was not very sturdy and it actually came apart. I saw the metal bins in the bath section at Target and knew it could withstand having mini construction vehicles inside it or whatever else my son deems necessary to bring into the tub. lol

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. :)

    • Yes. The ABC wall art and the subway art is available. Look at the Labels cluster in the upper right of this blog. Click on printables and it will bring up the post with the above art work. Hope this helps and thank you for stopping by. :)


  3. Adorable! You did an amazing job! Wow! So many fun accents and a beautiful transformation. I’m including a link in my highlights collection tomorrow. :) Thanks so much for sharing, Julie!

  4. This is so fantastic! Great job!! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. You really did a great job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

    • Woah! Wow! THANK YOU!

      Judy, I am very grateful and honored that you will be featuring the boy bathroom makeover. I will definitely check it out and grab a button. Yay! 😀


    • Thank you, Becky! Happy you like it! :) Sure, the Be Yourself printable is available. Just click on the Printables label in the label cluster to the upper right of this blog and it will open up all printables available. I am hoping to have a printable tab page soon. :)

      Thanks for stopping by. :)


    • Awww…you are so very welcome! I am truly honored that you were able to use the printables and get ideas to decorate your sons bathroom! Yay! :)

      Thank YOU so much! :)


    • Hello! The sink is from the Kohler Kelston collection. I fell in love with the style. It is a big sink. Just be sure to look at the sink and your vanity measurements to be sure you will like the fit. :) I do not have the sunshine maker as a printable. However, I am slowly in the process of creating a Printables page and will probably have it available there.

      Thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment. :)

  6. Stephanie Caldwell

    Did you find the shower curtain in the Target store or online? I can’t seem to locate it online. Love love love this bathroom!

    • Stephanie, so happy you love the bathroom. Thank you! 😀

      I found the shower curtain in store. However, I think that line might have been recently discontinued. Maybe you can go to your local Target and see if they might still have it. If not, perhaps they can do a search for you to see if another Target has it in stock. If you are unable to locate the collection at Target, I have seen the ABC collection on Ebay. Ironically, Target just cam out with the ABC collection for the bedroom. Not sure why they would not still offer the bathroom collection.

      Good luck and happy decorating! 😀

    • Hello, Ashley! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. So happy you like the bathroom. 😀 The shelves are 15 x 4.5. They are the Room Essentials collection. The shelves I used were a two pack for about $15.00. :)

  7. Candice Grose

    I am in LOVE with that shower curtain! Sadly they only have it for $59 on Amazon :( Such a cute bathroom!!

  8. Really adorable bathroom Julie! You did a great job and I bet the kiddos loved it! I am featuring you on my blog today!! Thank you for sharing with us at Get Your DIY on with your Room Revamp. I hope you’ll join us next month for your Pinterest Inspired Project!

    • Woo-Hoo! Thanks so much Mandy! :) Yes, my son still loves his bathroom. Actually, he was taking his sweet time getting ready for bed (brushing teeth, washing face, etc.) and we had the following conversation:

      Son – “Ugh! It is so hot in here!”
      Me – “It is. I will turn the a/c on.”
      Son – “Thanks. The sun is really hot in here. Whew!”

      Yeah, he was talking about the sun on his bathroom ceiling. Crazy kid. LOL!

  9. Ashleigh

    I love this bathroom so much. Now that I know I have another boy on the way, I am ready to change our upstairs bathroom to something fun and boy friendly. I know this was posted a while ago, but I cannot find the shower curtain on Target’s website. :( Do you happen to have anymore info on it? Perhaps a tag on it that says the brand?

    • Thanks so much, Ashleigh! :) I have gotten a lot of request via email or comments about that shower curtain. I sure wish Target still carried it. If you do a search for the Circo ABC shower curtain, there are some links to Ebay. I have seen the hooks sold, but am unsure if the curtain is still available. I hope you are able to find what you are looking for, or at least something that you and your little one will enjoy. Congrats and good luck! 😀

  10. Ashleigh

    Thank you Julie! I found it on eBay by searching Circo ALPHABET shower curtain instead of ABC! I paid more than the $20 you mentioned in previous comments but I got the hooks super cheap and both for free shipping, so I am just happy to have it. I have been pinning “boy bathrooms” forever and never fell in love with anything like your bathroom. The perfect mix of colors, uniqueness, and personality!
    One last question for you…do get the printables printed at an Office Depot type store or print them yourself on special paper?

    • Yippy! That is awesome! I am so glad you were able to find them. 😀 You could have the printable professionally printed. I used 8×10 photo paper to print mine. I wanted a soft sheen and I like the quality of the print on photo paper. I ended up using photo paper I bought at the Dollar Tree. :)

      Ashleigh, you are very welcome and thank you very much for your sweet comment. That made my night! If possible, I would love to see pictures when you are done. Have fun decorating! 😀

  11. Ashleigh

    Yes, I will definitely send you pics of the finished product. :)
    Do you sell the printables that you make? I saw the subway art and ABC’s for download but also love the sunshine maker picture you did for your son’s nickname. I would love to buy one that says You Are My Sunshine (one of the songs I sing to my son almost every night per his request). Let me know if this is a possibility! :)
    Thanks again for all your help!

    • Hi, Ashliegh. Sorry, I do not sell any printables. Any that I make are available for free. I like the idea you have for your own sunshine art. In regards to the one I made for my son, I believe I did a Google image search for the word “sunshine” (not sure if that image is still available). Afterward, I used PicMonkey to add my saying. I am pretty sure I used the Ariel Black and Ariel font. Not sure if you have used PicMonkey before, but it is pretty easy learn and fun.

      I hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions. :)

      • Ashleigh

        I actually found the picture a couple days ago and made one on my own. :) I am a big fan of picmonkey too! I primed my picture frames and wall hook towel rack tonight, and am excited to have a project to do this weekend.
        Thanks again for all your help and advice!

        • Perfect! 😀 Have fun with your projects this weekend and you are very, very welcome. I am glad I could help and look forward to seeing the completed bathroom. :)

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