The little girls’ bathroom was not on our radar this year. Not because it didn’t need attention, but because it’s honestly the perfect size for our little girls (6 and 3) with an extra short countertop and toilet–even our 3 year old can reach the faucet! We knew, given our height and the height of our 10 year old (she’s already 5’2″!), a renovation of this bathroom would be best a few years down the line when they’ve outgrown all of the petite features.
And then, during the exterior renovation, we needed to replace the window and made it larger and changed the location (so it would be centered from the exterior) which threw us a little curveball in here. It required moving lighting and removing the mirror, but we figured those were 2 easy things that we could adapt with and would be worth doing now to get the new window in. So a quick phase 1 makeover was born.
For this phase 1, we aren’t making any major or structural changes at all. And we are working with the cabinet, sinks and countertop (although we have plans to epoxy those!) while just adding a few elements to make this bathroom usable and cute until a full renovation in a few years to make everything standard height.
We definitely don’t need another project right now–even a phase 1, but the funny thing is Chris and I are ALSO using this as our main bathroom right now so it got bumped up the priority list since it has become such a hub. We need some mirrors–stat! hahaha
Here’s the phase 1 plan:
We’ll be adding beadboard, that already exists on the surrounding walls, onto the two walls the mirrors used to be on. I think we’ll keep the walls and beadboard and cabinets white and bring in this fun rusty colored peel and stick tile for the floors. Swap out the hardware, add some mirrors and sconces and hang a sweet cafe curtain on the window.
We’re starting TODAY, just as soon as I hit publish on this and I think it should be a quick little makeover to tide us over for a couple years. You can follow along in stories on Instagram for real time updates!