These little cuties take up most of my time. The rest of the time I'm busy doing everything else. So finding a few spare moments for fun projects doesn't come that often. Before my baby girl came along though I was determined to update the kids' bathroom. Here are a couple before shots.
This second picture is the wall behind the door. I had done a faux finish with a plastic grocery sack. But I was getting a little tired of the look and decided I want to try my hand at installing board and batten and some hooks for the kids' towels.
I went to home depot and bought the primed MDF boards. I had Home Depot cut the wood for me. I painted the wall white, then installed the boards with finishing nails - by hand I might add. It was such a pain, but it turned out just as I had envisioned. I caulked and sanded all the holes, then gave it a couple coats of white paint. I left the existing baseboards and simply added a 1x2 along the bottom so I would have a straight edge. You can see it in this photo.
Here you can see a close up of the hooks, which I bought at Walmart. Now the towels don't end up on the floor anymore.
On the top, I added the same 1x2 board, to make a small ledge. I just love how it turned out. It really brightened up the room too.
This was a beginner project for me and I think I did pretty good. More bathroom updates to come.