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Monday, April 2, 2012

Boys Budget Bathroom

     We added a second bathroom to our home a few years ago. We have a tri-level home and when my husband and I moved in we had no kids and were in the midst of years of infertility. At the time our home was a two-bedroom, 1 bath home. Fast forward to today. We now have four kids and have maxed out our space by adding two bedrooms and the second bathroom. Our lower level is the boys suite. This space consists of two bedrooms {for 3 boys} and their bathroom.

     Like I said, we redid this space a few years ago and have made some tweaks since then. Its a hard space to photograph as there is no natural light so bear with me!

     The room was a storage room before but plumbed for the second bath when we bought the house. My husband installed the drywall but we hired a plumber to do the tub, toilet and sinks. We probably spent a total of $3,500. including the drywall and accessories. In order to do this we had to stick with the basics and be a little creative.

     We found the sink top and base at a discount home improvement store and spent about $150 on these. We used linolium off the roll {not my fave but its held up well and still looks as good as new}. My hubby installed sheets of bead board paneling {the sheets saved a bundle} and we used extra molding we had from another project. Our only splurge for this space was the heater mounted in the wall to keep the space warm in the winter {since this is a lower level bath}.

     The most fun part was the decorating! The shower curtain and rug are from Target. The oval mirrors are from Hobby Lobby. The tractor on the toilet was my husband's from when he was a kid. The boys matchbox cars look great in this glass container and are the perfect touch for our boys bathroom.

     I am sure that we will continue to make changes as time goes on, but for now its great to just have a space that the boys can call their own. {You ought to be thankful you can't smell this boys space!} :)

I'm linking up here:

Thrifty Decor Chick
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Not JUST a Housewife
Coastal Charm 
Type A Decorating 
DIY by Design 
House of Hepworths 
Shabby Creek Cottage 
At the Picket Fence 
French Country Cottage 
Stuff and Nonsense 
Toys in the Dryer 
Tator tots and jello 
Its Overflowing 
Skip To My Lou
Delectable Home
i should be mopping the floor
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Awesome Jody! Especially like the Psalm btwn the mirrors. How many times have you had to fish the truck outta the toilet? :)

  2. Thanks Brian! The only issue we've had with the tractor is when friends come to play. My kids know its just for decoration but other kids don't!

  3. That apothecary jar filled with toy cars put a big smile on my face :D

  4. I LOVE this bathroom!! I had two boys also, and the sign hanging in your bathroom is a great reminder that we do need to learn to live together. Visiting from Swing into Spring :-)

    Jocelyn @

  5. As a dad of four boys I have to say you did a great job! My guys would love it!

  6. This looks great. Love the jar. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas.

  7. Jody- This turned out so nice! I love a nice red room. And all of the charm & personal touches with the sweet. Did you make your sign with the Psalm on it? What a perfect verse. I have two boys...and now I'm itching to use that somewhere, too! Thank you so much for linking up with us today! I've had so much fun touring your bath redo!


  8. LOVE the bathroom. The paint color, the truck on the toilet tank, and especially the glass container filled with cars in between the sinks. The psalm is a perfect touch - I absolutly love the entire room. !

  9. It looks awesome! I love the color and how cute is the jar with the matchbox cars in it? I love it!

  10. Love it. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  11. Love the jar of cars! I think I'll make one for my little guy.

  12. Nice job! I love your scripture sign and the striped shower curtain. Thanks for linking up.

  13. This is SO cute!! I love the sign between the mirrors, and the cars in the vase! Really well done!


  14. I love the color. The combination of red and white is very nice. Nice job!

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