Kids Mini Bathroom Refresh

Hello, friends! I’m back again with another *mini* refresh today! I have been doing a lot of these lately because it feels good to make the most of spaces that won’t be remodeled very soon. This space is the bathroom in our kids’ shared bedroom. It’s currently on the schedule for next year and I could easily see it being pushed back even more.

We’ve lived in our home about seven months now and this room had ZERO personality when we moved in. Here’s the before:As you can see, it was just really boring and builder grade. We removed the metal and glass shower door immediately. Currently, our children take baths exclusively so removing those created a more accessible tub for us to use.

After that, we swapped the mirror and light fixture, added some removable tile to the floor, and added art and some accessories. We actually did not do that much, but the changes made created a HUGE visual impact. Take a look …

This was my first time to do double shower curtains and I love the vibe. It’s different, right? I think I saw it on Pinterest and I was like YESSSS. Here’s a link to the shower curtain I chose. Also, here’s a link to my Dolly print. Oh, and here’s a link to our gold hooks.

For the floors, we used the new stick-on tile from Chasing Paper. I was a part of the test group who tested the product before it launched and it’s really good quality! When my photographer came into the room, she thought it was real tile. You really can’t tell!!! It’s an awesome product and renter-friendly! Here’s the bath mat I picked.

Here’s a link to the stick-on tile!

I’m sure you will want to know how durable it is. That’s the main thing I would want to know as well. Full disclosure: I’ve only had this in the room for about one month so I can’t tell you yet how it will wear over a year’s time. So far, I have a good feeling it will last as long as we need it to! The vinyl is very thick and feels very well adhered to the tile.

Two tips!

1. We are a “shoes off” household, so there will almost never be someone in this room wearing shoes. That will be rare, definitely not daily.

2. This is a low-traffic room. I probably would not use this on the floor of a main living space and where there is constant traffic. For the type of room this is and the type of wear it will receive from our family, I wouldn’t be surprised it if holds up perfectly for several years until we remodel. Just be realistic and honest with yourself about the space and how much traffic it gets.

Do I get a gold star for branching out beyond pink on this vanity? I’m loving this color! It’s Glazed Ginger by Behr.

Here’s a link to the ’70s musicians art print.

Here’s a link to the light and the mirror. Isn’t this towel bar ADORABLE? I love these hand towels, too.

Thanks so much for following along. I am having SO much fun renovating this house, big projects and small. xx- Elsie

All sources linked: Shower Curtain / Dolly Print / Musician Print / Gold Hooks / Stick-On Tile / Bath Mat / Light / Mirror / Towel Bar / Hand Towels / Bath Towels

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Kelly. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Elsie, this bathroom refresh turned out so cute! Was it very hard to remove the glass shower doors? My husband and I are dying to remove ours but I’m a bit nervous since it’s in a tiled shower.

    • Hi! No, it’s very easy! we just use a razor to remove the caulk and pop it out. We will try to do a post showing how with photos soon! :))

  • Love it! Can you share a little more about the process for removing the shower doors? Is it as simple as unscrewing and scraping off the caulk? I’m guessing you need to fill the holes in the tile or grout where the doors were connected as well? I have the same kind and I’ve been hiding them in shame behind a shower curtain for years. Thanks!

    • Hi! Yes- it really is that simple. We will try to make a post showing how soon (we just have to find one to remove for our photos!). It’s easier than it looks. XX!

  • Wow! *here* is your gold star. You are right, that is a huge visual difference! Thank you for showing how those little things do add up.

    Question: does the stick on tile just go right over the existing tile? How much of a height difference does it add, for things like matching up to baseboard molding, door etc. ?

    • Hi! The stick on tile goes directly on to your tile. We didn’t do any prep work besides wipe it down. There is no height difference because it’s just a thick vinyl sticker. I saw Chasing Paper is offering samples on their site so you should order one of those if you want to test it out before committing to the whole room.

      I will update this post after some time with how it wears (so far it’s wearing very well).

  • Yay, I’ve been hoping for a decor post! What a change! Such a fun, pretty bathroom for the girls. My mind is blown with the double shower curtains!! I’d never thought of that!

    I have peel and stick tiles from another company in my entry way, and considering the amount of traffic, they are holding up all right. Hopefully in your much lower traffic bathroom they’ll last until you’re ready to actually replace the tiles. It’s such a great temporary fix though!

    • Thank you so much Jen!

      And that’s wonderful to hear that the tile is working well in your entry. It’s always hard to explain what to expect since I know different people have higher tolerance for imperfections and wear and some people have no tolerance. I hope I didn’t derail anyone from trying it because it’s an incredible product and SUCH an easy install process! xx

  • This is lovely! I need a Dolly Parton print in my own bathroom. I really want to do a mini makeover on our bathroom, we won’t be able to remodel it for another year or so. I just keep stopping myself because I feel I should use that mini makeover money to save for the full remodel.

  • This is so incredibly cute! Those shower curtains are perfection. I think this is the last little boost I needed to refresh my kids’ bath. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • So nice Elsie! We had similar tub doors growing up and they were such a pain. Sometimes they’d come off the tracks, and the corners would get so gross so fast! Taking them off is a great move.

    Question about the double shower curtain. Do you notice water getting out through the space between the curtains? Or is it pretty easy to get a nice overlap?

  • I’m so curious about the tile! On Chasing Paper’s website it doesn’t look like there’s grout, but here it does. Do the tiles have a little grout border included? Thanks!

  • Great idea popping out the sliding glass doors! My friend’s coworker made the news for a horrific event – her daughter was closing their apartment shower glass sliding panel and it shattered into a thousand little pieces and feel on her. She advocated for these doors to not be used with younger children. It is something I have kept in mind since that event.

    I love that both a music and peaches theme carries over from the girls’ bedroom to their bathroom. So fun!

  • Wow! It looks so great! I love the double curtains! Why have I never thought of this?!
    Question about the tile: is it matte or shiny? I would it look odd next to glossy tiles?

  • I have the same shower curtain in a different colorway AND a Dolly photo in my bathroom! Too funny, obviously I love everything you chose.

  • Hi! I love this cute lil bathroom so much! Do you mind sharing what the color of your door is? (In the 4th from last picture)

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