We have two bathrooms upstairs… the master bath, and “the kids’ bath”.  The kids’ bath is also used as the “guest bath” when we have overnight guests.  Many moons before I developed my current interior design style, I picked out the fixtures for this bathroom.  I would do it all different now, but neither time nor money will allow that.  So, I figure it will benefit from a minor facelift.  I was thrilled with how my powder room makeover turned out, and that was on a budget.  I’m hoping that I can turn this bathroom into another room that I love, on a shoestring.  Because right now… it ain’t doin’ nothin’ for me.

Kids Bath Before / Pursuing Vintage

As you can see, there is a mixture of I-don’t-know-what here.  The vanity has a very traditional look, and I’ve looked at replacing the hardware, but it seemed like I wouldn’t be able to do that with the cabinet door pieces (which are the pieces that bother me).  I’ll have to re-investigate that.  The flower photo is … not for two boys!  The shower curtain was my half-a$$ed way to quickly add color to the room.  We need the little chair because the boys still are supervised during bath time (and who doesn’t love a little chair?!).

Kids Bath Before / Pursuing Vintage

I want to paint the walls, add some art that appeals to the boys (but is also not “kid art”), get coordinating towels, paint the little chair, possibly do something about the hardware on the vanity, replace the shower curtain.  What else?  I’m sure I’ll add to the list as I work on the project.

I was thinking I’d do something like this:

 

Kids Bath Makeover / Pursuing Vintage

 

I found a great Benjamin Moore color, Silver Fox.  It has a nice balance between brown and grey.  And I can’t resist the name – I told my husband that Benjamin Moore must have named it after him!  Ha ha!

Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore

I love the pop of color that the shower curtain provides, and I was thinking wildlife photography would be fun for the kids, yet not totally scream “kid art”.  I’d need to figure out what to frame them in (add it to the list!).

I’m still in the planning stages, and would love any feedback.  Don’t be shy!

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Have you seen Ballard Design’s great acrylic line?  I just Love Lucite.  I love that it is so versatile because it is totally see through.  Like, Is there a table there?  Or am I imagining things?

You can use it anywhere, and it is great in small spaces because it doesn’t weigh-down a room.  And, it’s a little edgier than glass.  It has a little more attitude.

I feel like I must have a place for these shelves.  The brass brackets are the perfect accent.  (These Puccini shelves are on sale right now!).

This cute table is a perfect little size.  (And how great is that rug?)

And I love the shape of this one!

Check out Ballard to see their other acrylic pieces.  There’s a great console table there, and some wonderful home organization pieces.

(This post doesn’t contain any affiliate links, and is not sponsored- I just wanted to share these great pieces! All photos via Ballard).

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