Monday, March 23, 2015

Girls' Bathroom Update and Giveaway!

Yay! Ashlynn's new room is officially painted, but so is her carpet.  Apparently Kenley wanted to help out and while I was vacuuming up the dust before bedtime, she snuck up behind me and pulled the (almost full) gallon of white trim paint over.  All over herself, my beloved Zella leggings, and naturally the carpet.   I'm still recovering from all that, so today we'll talk about a different room.



A few weekends ago we painted the girls' bathroom.   It was a bit spontaneous, but we didn't have enough time to take on the bedroom, so we just grabbed some leftover paint from our master and got it done in day, taking turns watching the kids.

It was previously the color of eggplant and before that, it was teal.  We know since you could still see areas that weren't painted or that had chipped. However, a good majority of the white tile was covered in purple, so there's that.  Oh and the windowsill was randomly asparagus green.  We primed, painted, and scrubbed the tile floor and had ourselves an almost new bathroom for free.

We still would like to make some thrifty updates to complete the space and have it be a bit special for the girls, without being obnoxious for guests.


I was recently introduced to BoomBoom Prints, a new start up that's connecting parents with graphic designers and other artists.  The site allows independent artists to simply upload artwork, then BoomBoom Prints turns their work into family-oriented products like onesies, baby bibs, and wall art.  The wall art comes in a variety of sizes, canvases, or even matted and framed.   While I have a tendency to avoid things that are overly of the moment, I completely fell for this Stella Flamingo print.  Ashlynn loves "Feen-go-gos" and of course, the pop of pink is perfect for a girls bath.  The orange accents and splatter style print keep it from making the space feeling overly juvenile, which is nice for when guests are staying over.  






We still plan on painting the existing double vanity either charcoal or black, attempting a DIY roman shade, getting a runner for in front of the sinks, and finding a brighter shower curtain.  I'm hoping that the biggest expense comes in the form of taking down the current mirror and replacing it with a more modern option. 



Ordering my BoomBoom Print was super easy, I searched through tons of different prints before making my decision and once I did, my order was printed on high quality 100lb matte stock paper, shipped for free, and it arrived in just a few days.  Now that it's framed it's hard to tell that it's even a print and not an original work - the husband actually thought I painted it at first!

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12 comments:

  1. That mingo print is amazing!! I decided yesterday our girls also need a bathroom re-do (after finding the shower curtain I've been lusting over for like a billion percent off). And the paint spill. I would have cried over the loss of my pants and carpet!

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  2. Um, I love the bathroom! That flamingo print is PERFECTION for Louise's nursery! What a fun giveaway!

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  3. not the pants, too?!! ugh. but the bathroom looks FAB! and I especially love that flamingo print. I looked over their Pinterest page (and yours! how have I not followed you before) and there are so many good prints on there!

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  4. Ugh, sorry to hear about your paint disaster. We had a similar experience 2 years ago when preparing our nursery. Long story short, we had to have the carpet replaced.

    The bathroom looks fantastic though! I love the flamingo print!

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  5. I just love painting for this very reason. A major room update for free, essentially. I've made a DIY roman shade for our bathroom window and it was surprisingly easy to do! I've had it up for a few years now and it is still doing great.

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  6. The bathroom looks great! I love the flamingo print!

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  7. Erinn this is SO cute! Man I love that gray color. Might be stealing it for the nursery when we have another baby. That print is DARLING. And how on earth did you get the lines up by the celing so straight?!

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  8. cute giveaway! i love your new bathroom! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. That print is so fun!! And that gray is perfect.

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  10. LOVE the makeover. I am having a HARD time figuring out what to do with "Scarlett's" bathroom... which also serves as the guest bathroom for now. I think I''m just going to wait until our basement is finished though (with a guest bath) and do it over how I want for her. Right now we are tackling re-painting our entire freaking house, it was spontaneous but holy crap have we gotten ourselves into the biggest job ever.

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  11. Girl, not only did we paint almost every room in our last house, we've now painted every room, but the powder room in this house. Cutting in has reached pro status around here :) It's Stonington Gray, I would have used it in a nursery if Kenley was a boy, instead now it's in our room haha

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  12. Glad to hear the roman shade is easy. Now to pick a fabric!

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