Monday, August 23, 2010

A Loo for Lads and Lasses

I always despised sharing a bathroom with my brother growing up. I wanted my own. My mom's reply was always, "I don't have my own bathroom. I have to share one with your father." Ugh - hardly the same.

Thankfully, my kids are not yet asking me for their own bathroom. They are 7 and 2. But male and female, respectively. Between the 5-year age difference and the opposite sexes, it was a smidge challenging to come up with some decor that could be considered unisex and could withstand at least the next 4-5 years of their adolescence. i.e., no Disney Princesses, no Indiana Jones, no cartoon characters.

I made a poor attempt of jungle-theme leftovers from the old house. Elephants and Giraffes. Totally means jungle, right?

Notice the ugly towel rack. My kids couldn't reach nor get their towels on it.

Now they each have their own hook. And with their initials above it. I found the metal wire letters at

That's the butt of their elephant tooth brush holder.

I love this grassy one! Also found at

Giraffe = Jungle

Another ugly towel rack. Unusable. Kids couldn't reach it.

Now we have a place for a hand towel. Along with a note from Mom. You know, since I can't be everywhere at once.

And another friendly note from Mom.

The shower curtain is awesome! It's the top 500 SAT words. What better way to prepare than studying while sittin' on the throne?

And one final shot.

The fresh flowers did not stay. They are there for the photo shoot only. Did you really think I'd put fresh flowers in the kids bathroom?

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Heather said...

I love the redo! Its nice that it'll last with the kids for a while as well! Great job.

PS I love the notes from Mom :)

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

What a great bathroom! I especially love the wire letters and the towel hooks!

Meg said...

It's a great bathroom for your kids! I love the shower curtain and your little notes are hilarious! I just re-did my master/kid bath as well. I love hooks! They are so much easier for kids to manage (and husbands, it turns out). Love it!
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Su Cano said...

Posting a reminder to your kids to brush their teeth is a sweet and excellent way of motivating them to practice oral hygiene. Choosing cute designs for their toothbrush and holder is also a good way to inspire them to regularly brush their teeth. You’re such a sweet and disciplinarian mom… You know how to motivate your kids in a simple, yet very effective manner!

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