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Nautical Kids Bathroom

by Megan

This post has been quite the work in progress. For almost a year I’ve planned on posting about my nautical kids bathroom, and about the adorable bathroom printables that I bought. But first I had to get everything I wanted to include, and that took awhile. But it’s finally all finished, and I want to show you how I decorated my kids’ bathroom in our new house.

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First let me say that I’m not a fan of “kid” things. I don’t like decorating with characters or shows, especially since kids change their favorites all the time. I like the items I chose because I think they work well for a kids’ bathroom and as a guest bathroom.

I decided on red and gray as my main colors, and the reason for that was because I found this adorable printable of a crab that says, “Wash Your Claws,” from double u design, on Etsy.

wash-your-clawsVisit shop

I fell in love with this printable, but in my searching, I found other versions of “wash your claws,” and some had a matching printable with a shark saying, “brush your chompers.” I just loved that, but I liked the double u design version the best.

So I emailed Kim, the shop owner, and asked her if she could make me a shark to match the crab. She did not disappoint!

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How cute are they?! I just love them, and so do my kids.

So I used these printables as the basis for the rest of the bathroom. I went with a just-darker-than-primary red shower curtain from Walmart. I wanted something with a little bit of a pattern but mostly solid, and this one was a pretty good fit.

Then I knew I wanted to put the kids photos above their towels, a la this pin, and for awhile I had them in plain white frames, but then I found these lifesaver frames!

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Guess what? They were actually blue! I taped them up and painted the blue parts red, and there you go! Actually I originally ordered much more expensive red ones from a website which took four weeks to tell me they were discontinued. Then I ordered these from Oriental Trading, and it just so happened that they were on deep discount with free shipping the day I ordered them! Super win!

I picked up gray towels, a rug, and a lid cover from Ikea. I like their towels because they have the loop so you can just hang it on a hook. I got the hooks at Target and replaced the towel rack that came with the house.

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Regular towels for Carter and Vanessa, and a CRAB towel for Harrison!

Then I just needed a few accessories. Got the toothbrush holder and soap dispenser at Target, tossed a conch shell in the corner, and there you have it!

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The point was to make it cute, but functional, and not over decorated, as it tends to get cluttered with hair accessories and bath toys! I’m pretty happy with how it came out. What do you think?

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Kassi @ Truly Lovely April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

AW those printables are adorable! And I love the idea of hanging their baby photos over their towel hooks!

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kristinethefoleyfamblog April 23, 2014 - 1:26am

Seriously darling details! Love how it’s still themed but not cutesy! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

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