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May 13

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Boys Bathroom Reveal


The goal was to have the boys (Hubby and Stepson) share the hallway bathroom.  The bathroom as-is was floor to ceiling pink and floral circa 1980’s remodel.  Jacuzzi tub and no shower.  Not exactly the ideal boys bathroom.  Here it is in all its splendor and glory…









DURING – down to the studs




The walls are painted Benjamin Moore Hales Navy (my all time favorite color) with the white beadboard below.  We split the difference between splurge and save to stay within budget.

The floors are commercial grade Italian tile.  I wanted the floors to be as boy-proof as humanly possible. That was the splurge.  The subway wall tile in the shower was Home Depot stock.

The floor tile, vanity, sink, and faucets all came from Renaissance Tile and Bath, a local store. Kerry was my design consultant and she was the best ever!


I did away with traditional towel bars and went with hooks.  And guess what… even a 10 year-old can manage to get the towel back to it’s home without being reminded.  The hand towel holders are actually the matching toilet paper holder.  Shhhh…. don’t tell!


This is where the fun and creativity came in.  I didn’t want to put the beadboard behind the sink.  But it’s a splash zone.  So we put the subway tile on it’s side to go vertical instead of horizontal and it mimics the beadboard in pattern and color.


We only had a small nook for the sink.  I looked at a trough style sink with 2 faucets… for 2 to share, you actually need 2 faucets, not 2 sinks.  But I found this and it was the perfect size so each one has his own sink.



Pottery Barn for the sconces and medicine cabinets.


Kohler Memoirs toilet.  I find it kinda funny that they named a toilet Memoirs.  LIke how many memories do you really want to take with you on what you do on the toilet????  But it is the best toilet ever in both style and um… functionality.  Toilet paper holder came from Walmart.


I can’t remember where I saw this idea, but I had to replicate it.  The tiered shelf thingy came from Target.  As did all of the towels.  Stepson’s color is blue.  Hubby’s color is gray.

Oh and BTW… when I was doing the glamour shots for the blog, I thought about removing some of the items to look like the pictures in a magazine.  But hello… we are a normal family and it’s….a…bathroom.  I’ve always wondered what the fancy people do when they run out of TP and it’s not right next to you.



Shower curtain came from West Elm.



When it was finished, Stepson was so excited to see it, he came running downstairs, gave me a big hug, and said, “Stepmom, I love my new bathroom.  Thank you.”  Bathroom remodels are always a major headache, but it was totally worth it.  Hubby loves it too.  It hits the perfect note for father and son to share a bathroom.

Love, hugs, and Memiors… seriously?


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  1. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog

    LOVE it! You did such an awesome job! We are in the middle of a bathroom reno here and I am SO ready to be done with it! I popped over from Making the World Cuter–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

    1. Holly

      Hi Abby – Hang in there… it will all be worth it when it’s over. Can’t wait to see what you do. Hugs, Holly

  2. David O'Neil


    This is the owner of Renaissance Tile and Bath…… Looks great! Thanks for choosing Renaissance. I am so pleased that Kerry was able to make your experence with us exceptional.

    1. Holly

      Hi David, thanks so much for your comment. We all love how everything turned out. Holly

  3. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh wow, what a fabulous big bathroom and the new remodel is stunning. I love it. Great color scheme and all of your fixtures are gorgeous. I would love for you to share at my Inspire Me party this afternoon. Hugs, Marty

    1. Holly

      Hi Marty, thank you for your kind words and count me in for the link party! Hugs, Holly

  4. Emma

    Looks great! I bet your boys are lovin it and not missing that floral wallpaper!

    1. Holly

      Hi Emma, not missing it one bit LOL! Hugs, Holly

  5. Liz @ Infuse With Liz

    Wow, what a great transformation! I love the floor tiles you cose. The new tub/shower will be more practical and the new sink station is pretty darn nice! LOL on the Memoirs toilet (I have the same one and the sink)! I found it to be an attractive design. After I removed the last of my wallpapering in my home I said “never again”!

    1. Holly

      Hi Liz, thank you for visiting and for your kind words. It’s all worth it in the end! Hugs, Holly

  6. Angela

    WOW! Very Impressive! I’m hosting a new linky party. I would love for you to join it.


    1. Holly

      Hi Angela, Thanks for visiting and for the invitation to such a fun link party. Look forward to joining! Hugs, Holly

      1. Angela

        Thanks for linking with HickoryTrail

  7. Ashley@BiggerthantheThreeofUs

    The before/after are just amazing! Looks great. We are in the process of renovating a bathroom for our little boy so I totally get it on being “boy friendly”. Great job!

    1. Holly

      Hi Ashley – Thanks so much and good luck with yours. Ours so far has held up to its indestructibility and hopefully yours will do. Hugs, Holly

  8. Paula J

    Wow, what a transformation! Looks great!!
    Thanks for linking up for WW :)

    1. Holly

      Thanks Paula and thanks for hosting a fun link party! Hugs, Holly

  9. Kathy

    Nicely manly! It looks like a spa bath for guys! Well done! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    1. Holly

      Hi Kathy – thank you for your kind words. We were all really pleased how it turned out – hit the perfect note for the boys. Hugs, Holly

  10. Kristina & Millie

    I so love that sink…..I want at least one. The whole redo is awesome but that sink is the bomb!!

    1. Holly

      Hi Kristina & Millie – I know, right? That sink was the kicker for me too. I was ready to splurge on it, but surprisingly, it was right on budget. Hugs, Holly

  11. Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House

    That is an impressive bathroom remodel. I love the sink! It’s obvious why the boys love it!

    1. Holly

      Hi Bonnie – Thanks so much. They really do love it, it’s perfect for them. I did hit the jackpot with the sink. Hugs, Holly

  12. Brett

    Where is the sink/vanity from? Been looking for something exactly like that for our tiny master. Would love to get the make/model of both and the dimensions.

    Beautiful remodel!

  13. Sondra @ Savers4Life

    Great job. That was quote the transformation! Very boy friendly now:)

    1. Holly

      Thanks Sondra! The boys love it and don’t mind sharing at all. Hugs, Holly

  14. Emily @ Zen & Spice

    Wow looks great! I bet they’re very happy now!

    1. Holly

      Hi Emily – Having the boys share the bathroom was the best decision – everyone is happy! Hugs, Holly

  15. Topaz @ The Art of a Beautiful Life

    What a beautiful transformation! We removed wallpaper once from walls that hadn’t been primed first. I think it would have been easier just to take the walls down. lol It’s wonderful to meet you. Happy belated SITS Day!

    1. Holly

      Hi Topaz – Thank you so much for your kind words. The boys were very happy to see the pink flowers GONE! Hugs, Holly

  16. Jillian @ JST Design

    What a great transformation, I love the combination of navy and white!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jillian – Thanks so much, the boys love their bathroom. Hugs, Holly

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