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DIY Project- Eli's Bathroom

I'm linking up with Traci from Beneath My Heart today where we are showing our DIY projects from April. So, I'm highlighting Eli's bathroom. It has actually been a slow evolution that began before we even had a house.

I don't have any "before" pictures, but here is Eli's finished bathroom.

While we were still renters, my former bosses wife gave us the bathroom set. We didn't have a place for it, so it sat in storage for a year and half. When we bought this house, it was literally a blank slate with white paint wall-to-wall. We painted before moving in and went with a beige from Home Depot. It was a perfect match for the set.

I liked the bathroom, but knew it was lacking detail. Of course, we are on a limited budget so I couldn't just run out and buy new shelving and pictures. So, we waited. When my parents moved last month they gave us a black shelf they had found at a yard sell.

Eric hung it up and I decorated it with jars from the Dollar Tree. One is a Parmesan cheese shaker that now has cornballs in it, and the other is a spice container that now holds q-tips. The third jar (not pictured) was a gift from last Spring that had candy in it.

We added a picture of Eli over the toilet. The frame was $8 from big lots. The bathroom was a slow process, but it was worth the wait and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Total Costs: $10

Paint- left over $0

Shelf- gift $0

Pictures Frames - gift $0

Jars- Dollar Tree $2

Bathroom Set- Gift - $0

Eli Picture - Big Lots $8


  1. So cute! I've been trying to make my boys bathroom cute and fun for them while keeping it ok for guests, I think you've done a great job!


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