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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