One Room Challenge : Week 1 - Gender Neutral Kids' Bathroom Makeover

I am really happy to be taking part in this exciting Challenge for the 'fourth' time. When I began, I had no idea Linda's 'brain-child' would be the ticket to take me away from my decorating stagnation. Thankfully, I have gained motivation to complete each room in my home, with added pleasure. 





For this Challenge, I plan to tackle my children's bathroom. This space, once occupied by my 7 year old daughter, must now be shared with her brother who is 2 years old. As you can see, it is totally 'girly' in every aspect, and needs to be redone to appear more gender-neutral. My son never accepted the bathroom as his, but constantly refers to it as his sister's :-).

Its Current State
Hollywood Light
Cherry Stained Vanity
Last year, I brushed some white paint on it to gain motivation to start the project...lol.


In preparation for this challenge, I emptied the bathroom of all accessories which had my daughter enquiring as to why it was, "looking like that". My reply was, "...remember I told you I would be doing your bathroom for the next Challenge?" 
"Umm, yeah!", she replied, sounding all excited.

My Plan


I need to change the light fixture, and also replace the accessories. Hooks will be installed in place of the towel bar to make it easier for little hands to manage. To get to the bottom of this, I need to make mention of the floor :-). I plan to upgrade in a very resourceful way, considering the budget does not allow a means of changing it out.  

 Well, good luck to everyone who decided to embark upon this wonderful journey. You will not be disappointed, but in the end feel total and complete fulfillment for all your hard work. 
All other linking participants can be found here.
Have a great week/end everyone!




24 comments

  1. Good luck Delia! A gender neutral bathroom sounds like a fun challenge! Can't wait to see how it turns out

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  2. I love the colors as is, but I guess you need to be fair to the boy!! So excited to follow along!!

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    1. Thanks Traci. I do as well, but 'change is necessary' :-)

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  3. I made the switch to hooks vs. bars when my kiddos were little and I never went back! My husband and I even use hooks to this day. Your plan looks great!

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    1. Thanks Dana :-) Bars require so much work...folding and keeping towels neat. Hooks are much easier to use.

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  4. This sounds really fun! Definitely looking forward to following along!

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  5. Excited to follow your progress! I'll be working on a bathroom too, so you're not in this alone! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Erin :-) I commented on few posts regarding bathroom makeovers...not sure which is yours, but good luck!

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  6. Wow! That is really going to be a transformation! Looking froward to your creative flooring solution!

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  7. Hi Delia, you always come up with lovely spaces. This will be good.

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    1. Thanks Linda :-) I really appreciate your help.

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  8. I'm happy that I am not the only one who "starts" something like that swatch of paint to get myself committed! This will be fun to watch change!

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  9. Hooks work so much better in my kids bathroom. Looking forward to seeing how the room turns out.

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  10. Great plans! Thanks for you lovely comment.

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    1. Thanks Alana :-) I saw the link and thought, "this must be Alana because her photos always feature her on active duty", lol, and sure enough when I clicked it was you :-)

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  11. So funny, I was just reading your blog when I got your comment notification! I have two boys but I was wondering how neutral I should go just in case there's ever another baby. There's always another challenge though, right? :)

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    1. Hahaha...I know. I asked my daughter's approval on paint color, and I had both their votes on the shower curtain :-). Who came up with this idea of color-gender norms by the way? It just puts us all in a box....lol

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  12. Sounds like a great plan for the little ones, good luck and have fun!

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