Well, we've finally done it! After over 2 years of living in Our DIY House, we've finally finished the kids' bathroom upstairs. Can you believe it?! I can hardly fathom it myself. It was one of those jobs that seemed to drag on forever. Once it was functional, we lost our motivation to finish it. I was hesitant to get started on it again knowing the dust and mess that had built up after a couple of years of high-traffic kid use. I finally found the inspiration to deep clean and finish the bathroom thanks to Lysol bathroom cleaners - they stick well to walls and other surfaces to really clean deep down, especially during a small renovation.
The bathroom looks so much better than it did before. It's adorable, clean and tidy for my girls (and us!) to use daily.
A person spends so much time in the bathroom each day - it's important to make it functional, pretty and clean!
Here's what we did in our kids' bathroom. The concept behind this happy design was using bright, fresh colours that reminded me of a sunshiny day.
We purchased a plain mirror from a big box store and framed it with the trim we have around our windows and doors. The corners are simply butt joined for a Craftsman-styled look.
My handy hubby tiled the backsplash with the same glass mosaic tile we have at the top of the shower.
The vanity is two kitchen sink cupboards from a big box store that we mounted directly on the ground to make them short enough for the girls to use.
Our hook wall for laundry bags and towels still works so well in here! In case you missed it, here's how I built our bathroom beadboard hook wall.
I also lengthened our shower curtain so that I could mount it close to the ceiling of the shower. It makes such a difference to hang curtains up high! You'll notice that it makes the room feel taller.
To lengthen the curtain, I simply hemmed a piece of gray fabric that was the same length as the curtain, and then sewed it to the bottom. Then, I hemmed the sides and finished the seam off with some cute pom-pom trim that matches the happy, whimsical nature of the room.
I hung the You Are My Sunshine sign that I made a while ago above the towel bar for a fun splash of colour.
For the finishing and most important touch, I gave the entire room a deep clean with Lysol® Foam Bathroom Cleaner Aerosol: Summer Fresh, Lysol® Bathroom Cleaner Trigger: Summer Fresh, and Lysol® Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Boy, did this room need a good cleaning after the reno (and a couple of years of toddler / preschooler use)!
Lysol® Bathroom Cleaner Trigger works wonders! It's a foamy cleaner that sticks well to walls and other surfaces to really clean deep down. It gets rid of soap scum really well, and it even works to polish up our chrome fixtures and everyday dirt and grime to leave your bathroom smelling clean and fresh.
Lysol® Foam Bathroom Cleaner Aerosol on our tiled shower walls. This was powerful and had a great reach to help with the toughest of cleaning jobs. It instantly turned to a thick foam that I let sit on the walls for a few minutes before I sponged it away. Say goodbye to mildew or harmful bacteria!
Lysol® Disinfectant Toilet Bowl Cleaner made our potty the cleanest it's ever been (killing 99.9% of germs). The thick formula adheres to stains leaving my entire toilet bowl sparkling clean. I barely had to scrub!
From Toilet to Tub and Sink to Shower, Lysol® has a full suite of bathroom products to help disinfect and clean your bathroom.
Another room in Our DIY House has been checked off the list, and we couldn't be happier. Hooray for clean and adorable kids' bathrooms!
Check out the before and after of my power clean. What a difference!
Lysol® Bathroom products are available to purchase at major retailers and cost between $3.87 and $3.97.