Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a Jungle in there....

You know what (one of) the best things about being a Mommy and owning your own house is? Getting to decorate your house however you want, even if that's with 'kids eyes'.

You see when I was a child I wasn't allowed to hang things on the walls of my room or my bedroom door. I wasn't allowed to paint the walls or anything like that. My room had white walls, mauve curtains, blinds and carpet. With, guess?, a mauve bedspread. Needless to say I hated that. When I got pregnant with M1 his room was decorated with dinosaurs, M2's room is with rockets (I'll take pictures and share some day). And their bathroom, well it's decorated with a bit of a Jungle theme. Actually if I remember correctly it's called 'Monkey Business'. How fitting!

This is the shower curtain, looking into the bathroom from the hallway it looks pretty basic right?
Wrong!! The newly painted 'Vanilla Chocolate' walls got another paint job. A palm tree, a monkey, a giraffe, some grass, flowers, a cloud and a ...
...bird have all moved into the bath. I LOVE every bit of it. Every time I walk in here I have to smile!!

Here's the sink and accessories that match the shower curtain....


The monkey is swinging from a palm tree branch that is behind the mirror and sink.
Doesn't he just look so ornery?
And seriously!?!? Could think guy look any happier? I mean he is just oozing with cheery-ness (is that a word??)
Doesn't that face just beg you to be his friend?

This is the rug that matches the accessories. I am seriously considering painting the vanity that blue color. It's the standard oak vanity but the sides of it are a little scratched up.

I also think I am going to paint the trim of the medicine cabinet in a zebra strip to match the sides of the soap dish. It's oak and boring!!

All in all this project cost me NOTHING! We already had those bathroom accessories, shower curtain and rug, I free handed the animals in chalk from looking at the shower curtain and then used craft paints that I already had to paint the chalk outlines. After the paint dried I took a black paint pen and outlined everything. I did the animals and the tree during nap time, and added the flowers, grass, cloud and outlines after the boys went to bed. All in all it took me maybe 4 or 5 hours.

If I wasn't so in love with my own bathroom I would definitely move into this bathroom!

11 comments:

The Red Headed Mama said...

I want that bathroom for myself!!! LOVE!! You are very talented...even looking at the curtain, my animals would look like my 1 year old finger painted them!

Chanda said...

Stopping by from SITS...

I can't believe you did all that yourself, and in 4-5 hours! WOW! You are talented!

Decorating is always fun, unfortunately I never get anything accomplished. Kudos to you for getting it done!

T Rex Mom said...

Wow! One totally cool bathroom!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

That reminds me of the wall my mom painted in my first bedroom!

FYI....dig the giraffe!

Caitlin said...

I love it! So cheerful and fun!!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I am such a sucker for anything with a monkey. LOVE this!

sarah said...

what a great kid's bathroom-maybe something like that would help me with potty training!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I love customized rooms, and kids are only young once! I love what you've done, and I'm sure the kids do, too. Yea!!

Kimba said...

Wow! Those are some lucky little monkeys! I mean kids. Love it!

queenbee said...

You have a great talent!!! I sure wish I could paint as well as you do. My sons bathroom is also in a jungle theme, i'll have to post about it one day.

Embellished Bayou said...

You did a great job! I'm sure your children will enjoy it!