Sunday, July 15, 2012

Finished Product

I have a new favorite room in my house. This is, admittedly, strange, because it's my kids' bathroom. I started working on it last fall, purchasing a new shower curtain, rug, and toothbrush holder. Both boys had such a great time beach camping last year that we decided to do a beach/surfing theme.
(the shower curtain)

(the rug)

I hung a couple of pictures of the boys from our trip last summer, one of Garrett boogie boarding and one of Matthew playing on the beach. (I took those down last week and put updated photos on the wall.) I hung this sign, which I found at the dollar store. It hangs on the wall just above the toilet.

While the boys and I stayed and played in Hawaii, Troy came back to his ministry. He painted the bathroom for me since it was previously a very stained white. I have no idea why, on earth, the "Icy Mint" that we went with insists on being photographed as an off white or a light blue but I cannot get a good picture of it to save my life. So it's a good thing my life is not on the line.

This year I found this sign, also at the dollar store. It hangs on the wall next to the door.

Peter, the betta fish, lives in the bathroom and, when we got back from Hawaii, I spruced up his bowl with a shell necklace from Hilo Hattie. I also draped a couple of necklaces from the light fixture above the mirror.

While we were in Maui, Garrett used some birthday money from my aunt and uncle to purchase a wood carving of a sea turtle. I put him on the counter and framed a picture of a surfer. (I think this picture is Garrett's favorite thing about the entire bathroom. I have found him--standing in the bathroom--staring at it on more than one occasion.)

I just realized that, in the above picture, you can kind of tell that the walls are light green. Okay, so they actually still look light blue but at least it's obvious that they've been painted. 

I'd thought that, while we were in Hawaii, I would get a couple of good pictures of the boys and get them printed on canvases but I was really not looking forward to spending the money to do that. My sister-in-law had a better idea...

I bought an inexpensive frame at Walmart and filled it with pictures of the kids in Maui and also with postcards that I bought while we were there.

I really love the way it turned out and if I sit there and imagine the wind and the sound of the waves, it's almost like we're back. And by almost I mean not at all, really. But it's the most tropical room I have so I'll take it.

1 comment:

  1. It looks SO good! I can't wait to see it in person :)