The Boy’s Bath {Before & After}

As always, I want to kick off the reveal with a reminder of the before.  This is where we started on move in day.  I’d never in my life laid eye on a tri-fold shower door or a tri-fold mirrored medicine cabinet until I became the proud owner of such lovely items.  All jokes aside, I was very appreciative of the updated counter, sink and faucets and was pleased that the “vintage” honeycomb tile was white and in good repair. 

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So before we moved in, we removed the medicine cabinet and shower door contraption, gave it a good scrubbing and painted the walls and vanity.  We had all of the Pottery Barn Alphabet Soup decor from our old house and just made it work in the new space.  See more of the Baby’s Bath here.

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So now the teeniest space in the house has seen another update!  With all the basics done, this before and after was really just about changing the decor.

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  • Paint – Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray (walls) and Alabaster (vanity and trim)
  • Mirror – Target (It was originally black but for this update I painted it in Annie Sloan’s Old White chalk paint with a clear glaze.)
  • Light – Pullman Bath Light from Shades of Light
  • Shower curtain – Target
  • Rug – Target
  • Towel bars & curtain rod – Home Depot
  • Nate Berkus Tortoise Shell
  • The Line Print from Old Try

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I originally purchased the Nate Berkus tortoise shell for the baby’s big boy room but ran out of wall space.  I’ve had the towels at least since the baby was born!  They were from Love Street in Smyrna and feature burlap appliques of the littles’ first initials. 

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Y’all know I have a slight obsession with Old Try’s line of letterpressed prints.  This particular one is called The Line and was also originally purchased for the big boy room.  It is framed in an Ikea frame with a piece of art paper behind it since it didn’t fit exactly in the mat.

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The shower curtain is from Target and was a real production, as things tend to be around here :-)  I wanted to keep the height on the curtain since it makes the ceilings look so tall so I ended up buying two shower curtains and begging Mother to cutting the three ruffled bands off the bottom of the second and sewing them on to make the first the right height.  I have a second lower rod back there that holds the plastic liner.  The rug is also from Target, but I’ve had it for about a year now.  I originally purchased it for the mud room and then I lost it so I purchased a new identical one and then I found it.  Follow that?

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I think this rendition of the boy’s bath should last a good long while!!

See all of my Before & After decor here and our House Tour here.

Flattered for the feature at Le Chateau des Fleurs and Tatertots and Jello!

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26 thoughts on “The Boy’s Bath {Before & After}

  1. Nice update Amanda! I have the NB shell sitting in my closet too until I find the perfect home for it (thinking it will be in our basement that is undergoing a "facelift" right now).

    Enjoy the day

  2. And WHY do they not make longer shower curtains? Seriously…I did the same for C <3's bathrm…added fabric to the bottom. I did find an extra long shower liner at BB&Beyond. LHG

  3. Love it! Like everything you do, it's stunning! I'd also love to see pictures of your precious little niece's nursery I'd you can share :)

  4. Looks great! By any chance did you purchase the shower curtain recently? I looked and could not find it online. On a side note, we are planning our first trip to Disney for our 3 littles and your info has been a godsend!!! Thank you!!!!!!

  5. Love it!! By any chance did you purchase your shower curtain recently? I looked and could not find it online. On a side note, we are planning our first ever trip to Disney with our 3 littles and your info has been a godsend. Thank you!!!

  6. Looks great and perfect for growing boys! Each time I see your prints from Old Try, I have to go stare at them. Neat!

    I have that same shower curtain in white and have wished it was bigger. Great idea to sew two together. :)

  7. I love the lighting! We bought our house band-new and it seemed beyond sinful to take out the new but ugly bathroom lights. But I have to say I am so over "builder basics". Thank you for some bathroom inspiration!

  8. One question you hopefully can shed some light on. I keep hearing all about chalk paint and can't figure out what it is exactly or why to use it instead of regular paint. Is it just to go over "shiny" things that might not take paint? That's my only guess.

    1. You are correct – it covers very nicely and usually does not require sanding or priming so its easier to work with. It does have a flat finish and brush strokes do show so you'd have to like that look. Hope that helps!

  9. Love the update! Amazing how changing the accessories makes it a whole new room.

    Especially loving the rug – do you know what size it is?

    Saw the rug (in blue) and the shower curtain in the store last night!


  10. Heeeey Betsy :-) It's small – probably 2'x3' or smaller. Someone has walked off with my measuring tape. Probably the same kid who that the tool birthday party :-) xo

  11. As always, I LOVE your before and after projects! The bathroom is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)

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