I got so much nice feedback from my son’s nature nursery that I posted about so I thought you would like to have a peek at his bathroom too!
Just like the bedroom, I didn’t want the nursery to be too gender-specific. I wanted it to be cheerful and unique.
The biggest project we did in the bathroom was the mosaic frame around the mirror. We started with a standard, builder-grade flat mirror. My sweet hubby built a wooden frame to fit on top of the mirror and I put the mosaic on the frame.
I gathered glass blobs, little mirrors, and broken tiles and plates, then used E-6000 glue to attach them to the wood. Once the glue was dry, I applied white non-sanded grout around the tiles and wiped off the excess with a tiling sponge. Once that was dry I painted the exposed wood on the edges of the frame with white latex paint.
To attach the frame to the mirror, I left a few blank spots on the frame without tiles and we put long screws through the frame into the wall (the frame over-hangs the mirror on the sides so we were able to screw through the frame without hitting the mirror). Then I glued some mosaic pieces on top of the screws and grouted around them so the screws are hidden.
I painted the walls with a light aqua color that I also used on the walls in the nursery. Then I went over them with a darker aqua glaze. I applied it very softly and used a soft brush to blend any rag or brush marks so it just looks kind of cloudy. I really like the way the walls look, they make me think of water.
I sewed this bath curtain and made the frog and bug appliques (here’s how to make appliques).
I painted 3 canvases for the bathroom: a frog, a turtle, and a dragonfly. They all have different colorful patterns in the background.
I found a cheap ceramic soap dispenser and painted stripes and dragonflies to match the bathroom, using ceramic paint.
I’m thrilled with how the bathroom (and the nursery) turned out. I think they will last for several years. If I want to change the look of the bathroom someday I could just use a new shower curtain and wall art for a more grown-up look, but for now bugs and frogs are perfect!!
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