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Thursday, 1 November 2012

SUPER COOL VIDEO GAMER BATHROOM MAKEOVER

Its been a long time since I’ve posted anything!!

Things have been super crazy here. Work is nuts, (as usual when it gets cold), its half-term break from school for Mr. Tooter and I had an unexpected (but super cool) visitor come stay with us from back home. Which brings me to a very important “fact” about me……I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned, but I am Canadian! (now living in Ireland)

I’ve not seen this friend for 8 years and it’s been so great to catch up on life for the last few days. Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to take any time off work but hubbers has kicked in and is entertaining until I get home. *Love him*

Since her visit was very unexpected and last minute, we had a lot of “project finishing” to do before her arrival. About a month ago, we decided to strip the downstairs bathroom (aka Theo’s bathroom) and re-do it. So much has come up time-wise and financially in the last month that we hadn’t had the opportunity to finish the project. Well, it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you know you’re having company for a week!!

So here’s how it went down…Got the call that she was coming on Thursday; this is how the bathroom looked:










Gross right? We stopped using the bathroom after we stripped it and left it sitting for a month. *slap on the wrist*

So, the first thing we needed to do was clean all of the damp and dirt. Yuck…..Makes me miss home (and timber framed houses sooooooooo much) the damp here is gross. But really, what do you expect from a country where it rains ALL the time!!?!

Once the bathroom was cleaned up, we used damp-proof paint and redid the ceiling and all of the trim *hurray for prevention*. Textured, paintable wallpaper was then put up to hide all of the imperfections on the walls and then painted again with a light colour, damp-proof paint. It was called “Waterfall”. I think it looks great!!




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 Hang on….Did I mention that we go to this point by Saturday night??? GO US!!! We were tired but managed to do the majority in a few days.

 Last but not least, we wanted to make this bathroom a real kid-friendly, cool looking space. Considering it was Theo’s bathroom, it made sense! Theo and I went to Ikea a while ago and got these cool stickers SLATTHULT.

Gamer Bathroom, Bathroom Makeover, Video Game Bathroom, Video Game Room


We all know that he’s a video game nut, so you can imagine his reaction when he saw these!! As the bathroom wall colour was very pale, I thought I could bring in all of the vibrant colours with the accessories.

We picked a ton of the cheapy little brightly coloured frames from Ikea and some bright coloured towels and set off for home.

 This is what we ended up with, my gorgeous little man and I;

Gamer Bathroom, Bathroom Makeover, Video Game Bathroom, Video Game Room

Gamer Bathroom, Bathroom Makeover, Video Game Bathroom, Video Game Room

Gamer Bathroom, Bathroom Makeover, Video Game Bathroom, Video Game Room

Gamer Bathroom, Bathroom Makeover, Video Game Bathroom, Video Game Room

Gamer Bathroom, Bathroom Makeover, Video Game Bathroom, Video Game Room


I took one of the left over square mirrors from my mirror makeover (see Ikea hacks link) and added some stickers. The whole thing came together quite nicely and Theo was ecstatic with the final product!! We need to touch up on a few spots once the guests leave, but I really like the look of it and considering the time it took to complete it, I think it look fab!

13 comments:

  1. Helen! This is adorable! It's amazing what you can do when pressed for time, but you knocked it out of the park. I bet your little man is thrilled. If I showed my husband, he would want to do that for our bathroom. (He's a big child). Very, very nice job, girl.

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  2. That’s so cool! I love the idea. There are also many other simple and cute designs like that for kiddie bathrooms. I’m really sure your son appreciated this. If video games look this good in bathrooms, I’m pretty sure that cartoon characters will also look just as good, or maybe even better. I’m thinking of going for a Transformer’s theme in my son’s bathroom. Autobot or Decepticon?


    Kristopher Diss

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  4. OMG, so fun! What a great job you did! I love the gamer, pixel style, thanks for sharing on Printabelle!

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  5. That is awesome! So unique!

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  6. WOW! I'm impressed. Nothing like company to get you fixing up the house!

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  7. My kids would love this!
    Thanks for joining me At Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  8. hey i love it..specially the style, i love organizing my bathroom specially it reflects who we are..i was searching also for some sites that would help me and would give a wonderful tips..i am looking for some bathroom accessories its a great help also so my bathroom would look good.

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