One Room Challenge: Week 6 - Kids' Gender-Neutral Bathroom Reveal!


The day is finally here! After much anxiety, and worry, I am happy to report that, "I did it!" 


My children were extremely excited to see their new space, and were beaming with delight the first time they laid eyes on it. I am praying, that now, they will stay  out of my bathroom :-). 

The theme for the bathroom is "under the sea". I tried as much to incorporate little touches of things relative to sea life. 

The fishes appear to be naturally swimming in this photo. I love it so much because it creates the illusion of movement.









These wall art were made using pages of a storybook. I think they add a fun element to the bathroom. 






DIY Life Preservers made using mirrors 







What is a hippo doing in an 'under the sea' themed bathroom, you might ask. He was already part of the bathroom, so I decided to let him stay.
Meet Matey Anchors
The orange mirror is one of my favorites. I really ventured away from my comfort zone this time, and just 'went for it'.







The penguin is on the look out for fishes...lol.





Eek! My son is crazy about this shark. Personally, I think it looks spooky, those eyes :-). 





I spray-painted the step stool which was originally pink, and added this fun saying, 'OUCH!' {If you are over 50 lbs, beware :-) }.


Legs added to vanity. 



Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!



I thought of a way to encourage my kids to use a hamper. Believe it or not, I made this having a sea monster in mind, until my little son accidentally saw it and shouted, "I see a sponge, I see a sponge!" Then it dawned on me, 'O.M.G., it looks like Sponge bob' (I kid you not). Considering I wash every other day, this size is perfect for such a task. Hopefully, my kids will be inclined to give their dirty clothes to Sponge bob. 

 This is a little water fountain I have had for more than ten years. Surprisingly, it still works. I did a little upgrading.
The fountain is battery-operated, which enables it to light up. The water also flows continually while it is on. 
Friendly reminder in pirate's term


...and one final picture
I am so happy everything is finally over.


A big thanks to Linda, the incredible host of this great challenge. Might I add, she takes the time out to visit each and every little blog. I really appreciate her. Thanks for stopping by, and do not forget to visit the other linking participants and also the designers to offer some support.

Happy Mother's Day! Have a great day/weekend!
Linking to Fluster Buster and Savvy Southern Style

36 comments

  1. It's so cute! That shower curtain is perfect for the room. I love the legs you added to the vanity. I wanted to do that to my bathroom, but still haven't gotten around to it.

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    1. Thanks a lot Sam. You're so kind :-).

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  2. I love it. What a fun and happy bathroom.

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    1. Thanks Marty:-) ...glad you like it.

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  3. I LOVE this!! From the life preservers to the shower curtain and artwork...it came together beautifully. Well Done!!!

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  4. I love all the extra little details you put into this room-- the sign above the toilet, the bath time book pages, the shark by the sink, & the "sponge bob" laundry hamper! This turned out to be an adorable & fun space. Great job!

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  5. I love those life preserver mirrors! Such a cute idea. It's so fun and bright, I'm sure your kids love it!

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    1. Thanks Cathy :-). They are ecstatic!

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  6. I love that orange mirror. Sometime stepping out of our comfort zone really pays off. And I LOVE the art with the storybook pages. Great idea!!! You did a great job on this bathroom. I bet your kids just love it!

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    1. Thanks Erin :-). I cannot mention to you how nervous I was at first to paint that mirror. I figured if I didn't like it, I could re-paint...glad I did. The kids put away their clothes for the 1st time without prompt. They were quite eager to take a bath as well. They both love it.

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  7. Oh my goodness, what a sweet and charming bathroom. It's gorgeous! Love sponge bob! The "flush matey" is hilarious (and so on point!) And of course there's a hippo. You know that hippos spend 90% of their time in water up to their ears, right? River water, sure, but the rivers flow to the sea. Love the life preservers, and the orange mirror is perfect! The book pages are brilliant. Bravo.

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    1. Thanks Alana :-). So very kind of you to share about the hippo. I conveyed the info to my daughter and she smiled. I love the "flush matey" sign as well...say it in a nice way, right!

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  8. Love this especially the hamper. It's super cute!

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  9. You did a great job, Delia!! I love the pages you framed... I love that little duck (I think her name is Suzy??)! I bet your kids love their new bathroom.... everything is so fun! Great job!!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thanks a lot Kendra :-). The kids really, really love it. BTW the duck's name is Witsy. I found the book at Dollar Tree.

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  10. How funny we picked the exact same towels!!!

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    1. I noticed that Amy :-). The towel was part of the shower curtain line. I'm sorry you did not get to finish, hopefully next time.

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  11. What an amazing transformation! A true job well done. I adore the color palette you selected. It feels fresh and fun. The six weeks went by so fast. I completed our entry, living and dining areas in a new to us 30 year old house. So, cheers to us! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks Laura :-). I hadn't gotten to your space as yet, but I just did, and I love it...so pretty, airy, and inviting.

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  12. I love the colors... perfect for a kid's bathroom... That SpongeBob idea is pure genius. We have a laundry chute, and my twins love sending dirty clothes down to the laundry room. I swear, you can get kids to do just about any chore, so long as you make it a game.

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    1. Thanks Aimee :-). I totally agree! My kids are so excited to feed SpongeBob...lol. I even left it bottomless so he could do "his business' in the bathroom, which adds to the fun. When they tilt his body, the clothes fall out :-).

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  13. Oh it's sooooo cute!!!! I absolutely love the ocean theme and you knocked it out of the park!

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    1. Thanks Jill:-) Glad you like it.

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  14. I commented on Hometalk and I'll comment again - too darn cute and just so well thought-of Delia! Great job!

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  15. Hi Delia, looks like another adorable makeover by you. I love al the color you add to your home. OK, flush matey made me laugh out loud. I hope it works :). Great job, and thank you for the lovely compliment.

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    1. Thanks Linda :-). Re: the 'flush matey' sign, so far so good. My daughter haven't even removed the sticker from the tissue. She wants the bathroom to remain "as is"... :-).

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  16. Such a fun kids bath! I'm sure they just love it! The bright colors are perfect!

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    1. Thanks Kristen :-). They truly love their bathroom now.

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  17. This is the cutest bathroom ever! So many adorable touches....I know your kids are thrilled with what "mommie" did for them!

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    1. Thanks Sherry :-). They are beyond thrilled.

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