When we moved to Houston we (rather, I) were specifically looking for an older house. There’s nothing wrong with new construction, I just love the space and character that often comes with an older house. After a whirlwind house search, we finally found our home. It’s huge, over double the size of our first house, and it was build in 1982…and the fixtures show it. While I fell in love with the “bones” and the floorplan of the house, I knew I had my work cut out for me when it came to the cosmetics.
Unfortunately, having a toddler and a being pregnant (and then having a newborn) meant all my house projects were going to be completed at a snail’s pace. For instance, I recently re-did the Jack-n-Jill bath upstairs and it should’ve taken me three or four days tops. Nope. It took me two weeks. Oh well…this is my new normal and it will all get done eventually, right?
Anyway, my goal in re-vamping this bathroom was to make it appropriate for my son but also not too childish because it will also serve as a guest bath. After pondering my options, I settled on a nautical theme and I’m so pleased with the results!
Here’s what the bathroom looked like when we moved in (the realtor took this pic):
Huge difference, right? I’m still working on styling the shelves but I am so in love with this space now. I think it strikes the right balance of being a great bathroom for a little boy but without being childish or boring.
Next up is my daughter’s “big girl” room. I finally found the fabric I’ll use in the room so hopefully I’ll be done with it by the time she’s 18. Here’s hoping!