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Kids Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Oh my stars, y’all! We made it! And we officially have the cutest kids’ bathroom in the history of ever on the planet!

I’m only slightly biased. 😉

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover

This space had a long journey starting with its beige beginnings when we first moved in.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | before

Then, Robert and I gave a quick paint job to pretty much every single surface to temporarily disguise its shabbiness.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | before

And now it is ready for two sweet little girls!

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | open vanity table with step stools and vessel sinks

If you haven’t been following along, you can see the full reno here:

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | vessel sinks on a converted console table for a bathroom vanity

Shower and Tub

These shower walls are from the American Standard Passage Collection and they’re absolutely GORGEOUS! They look like real marble, but the material eliminates the concern about staining and maintenance, which is the tricky part about the real kind. I was not about to fight that battle.

But it’s also much cheaper than real marble, and installation is very easy. Plus, the walls come in other patterns too.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | faux marble shower with American Standard Passage Collection and retro tile floor

Sure beats the before by a million miles.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | faux marble shower from American Standard Passage Collection and curved tub

We picked these two Passage shower shelves to go with it so that each girl has her own (hopefully to decrease any sibling fights one day).

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | faux marble shower walls

And we incorporated this Chatfield tub and shower faucet, which has an anti-scald valve to prevent sudden spikes in water temperature and protect the girls. It comes with WaterSense technology to decrease water usage and cut down on our water bill too… because life with kiddos is not easy on water bills.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | faux marble shower walls

For the tub, we went with this Ovation tub to give us a little more width and make baths feel a bit more luxurious without taking up too much precious room.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | faux marble shower walls from American Standard Passage Collection

The Sinks & Vanity

One of the biggest must-haves for us in this bathroom was an open vanity because we were working in such a narrow space that even standard sized sinks were too wide to place in the room.

These American Standard Morning vessel sinks work perfectly because the size is just right and the sides aren’t too high so that our girls can still access the faucets easily.

Thankfully, we don’t need the storage anyway, thanks to a huge linen closet in here, so we adapted a console table and topped it with butcher block sealed with multiple coats of spar urethane to protect against water splashes.

And the girls still have functional drawers in it to store hair brushes and makeup (one day years from now, which I’m SO not ready for).

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | vessel sinks

I chose these Quentin faucets to keep it looking feminine, and I stuck with brushed nickel since it’s a tad easier to keep clean with little ones than chrome.

And I incorporated hand towel hooks instead of rings since they’re easier for kids to hang up towels (here’s hoping anyway).

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | open vanity table with step stools and vessel sinks

Toilet

Not even kidding. I was SO excited about this toilet. (You might be a grown-up if…)

It’s called the VorMax and it’s self-cleaning!!! Can I get a hallelujah?

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | self cleaning toilet from American Standard

It has this little Lysol cartridge inside that will clean the bowl for you every time you flush. The maid a.k.a. me is thrilled.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | handmade subway tile

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | self cleaning toilet and handmade subway tile

Linen Closet

This deep linen closet was the whole reason we weren’t worried about losing cabinet space with the open vanity table. We put it right back like we had it before because it functions perfectly for us to hold cleaning supplies, towels, hamper, extra bedding, bath toys, and toiletries. (You can see more of the details about it in this linen closet organization post.)

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | linen closet organization

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | linen closet organization

The best part is because we chose modern-traditional-retro touches and a mostly neutral color palette, we’ll be able to change the look of this space a little bit as the girls get older (in case they decide one day that blush is not their thing).

I love how it’ll serve them even on into the teenage years. And if we eventually want it to look more grown-up for a guest bathroom if we stay here long enough for an empty nest, it can be done.

I’m so amazed at the difference from a couple of months ago.

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | open vanity table and retro flower floor tile

This cute space has so much whimsy and personality just like they do, and I think that’s why it has such a big place in my heart. It reminds me of them.

If pictures could talk, this one would be squealing for joy right now… just so you know. 😉

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover for little girls

Whimsical, classic kids bathroom makeover | faux marble shower walls from American Standard

I’ll share more of the decorative details and sources in a later post since there are so many. But right now, I predict lots of girly bubble baths in our immediate future.

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58 Comments

  1. Are those the two little girls!!?? All along as I read thru the post I thought they were teenagers by the look of the bathroom which does indeed look amazing!!! It actually already looks like an amazing guest bathroom for adults.

  2. OH My GOSH! WOW What a change. You are so talented. I have read about every change you made and the process you guys went through. The bathroom is so pretty and so efficiently laid out. I love all the sweet touches and particularly your beautiful daughters! Thanks for sharing your journey.