I am not Taking a Bath with Dora!


This simple redo all started at the soccer field. One of my son's coach told the boys to go home and take a hot bath and soak those muscles. I overheard my son say that he was not taking a bath with all that Dora and barbie stuff.

Ahhh...my poor son has become just a "visitor" in his own bathroom with just his toothbrush. My girls have taken it over. Not with hairspray, curling irons and makeup but with wet Barbies, dora "heads", polly pockets and squirty "princesses". Plus it has the same decor..."DUCKY" that I did when he was born...so it was time for a change!!!

I did this very cheaply and was inspired by Besty (go check this lady out!). She did a fun thing with her shower curtain in her bathroom ,too. I used what I had and bought three rolls of different ribbon, one wicker basket, a few towels and went to work.

Here are the BEFORE pictures:

With just ribbon and a glue gun I took frames I had(they were on the back of the toilet and fell everytime someone slammed the "lid")...glued on ribbon and hung...

Bought a very inexpensive shower curtain and towels .... tied on "fun" ribbon...

Retired the duck and bought a 3-section wicker basket...I wasn't crazy about toothbrushes touching...

Glue ribbon on a cup holder....changed the rugs around...and look what we have.....

What do you do with Ribbon??? I love it...I would tie it on my oven handle if I could!!!


54 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

It is darling! I use ribbon for everything! I sew it on solid towels to coordinate with the bathroom decor. I have used it around the tail of a skirt to change it up a bit, sewn it over the waistband also, made ribbon belts by the dozens for PD and BDiL, decorated purses, frames, etc. I could go on and on. I love how you used it on the shower curtain! One of the cutest ideas yet.

Ashley Griffin said...

OMG!!!! this is sooo cute. except it is more than cute. i don't know what to say. i love it. i need to do that in my little girl/guest bath. great ideas!!

Daphine said...

Pretty neat! I loved all of it, but the ribbon on the frames is my favorite! I don't use ribbon too much, but when I do...it's with my scrapbooking.

Have a great night!

Jan said...

Way to bow girl. Cute.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I don't use ribbons, but I think I am going to try after seeing this...Oh. I did use one ribbon-in my dog's hair that flops in her face. She ate it, and thew up...so I just cut it, and gave the ribbon to my neighbor for her girl's hair!

JuJu and Family said...

Too cute. I love it. I thought it was going to be about you finally getting a moment to relax in the bath tub and there's Dora. I don't blame him. Too funny

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love it all.
I love love love ribbon too..

Becky said...

The bathroom looks great! Ribbon is fun. I don't use it much... the kids untie it and use it for leases on all their stuffed animals :-p

Julie said...

I love the pictures hanging up, so cute!

Liz said...

Love the new bathroom redo! The ribbons are a great touch.

Aunt Tea said...

the ribbons are adorable!

April said...

I don't know how I managed to miss your post about your being tagged!! How did THAT happen! I'm so disappointed in myself! :(

Anyhow, I LOVE your ribbon ideas!!! So cute! It has completely transformed the bathroom. My girls would love for me to do that in their bathroom!! Looks like I have a little project to do over the weekend.

Thanks for sharing yet another fab idea!!!

Suz said...

Very cute and again very CLEVER!!!!!

Sarah said...

You've given me some great ideas for our bathroom! I bet your son enjoys baths now!

Davisix said...

Totally impressed! You did a great job and I LOVE the ribbons. :) Ang

Ashley Griffin said...

Mmmm Hmmm. Oh yes they were jumping the fire. Did you check the link for the last game we played out here. if you didn't... do it and see if you can guess what they did!! let me know your BEST guess!

btw... we are NOT irresponsible people! :) just crazy

Betsy said...

I LOVE WHAT YOU DID! What an inexpensive change! Great workd! Thanks for mentioning me...it made me smile.

Brittany said...

Betsy is one of my real-life, not blogland friends. She inspires me everyday with her creativity and energy. You should see the rest of her house, it is beautiful! She is a wonderful friend to boot! Your bathroom looks great! I would like to see a close up picture of what the sign says that the pictures are hanging from.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Good for you...it's awesome! I need to get to my kids bathroom. It's still decorated in the cute little blue bus/car/train/boat theme that every little boy loves. Problem is that my oldest in now in high school..yep, I am behind, but they have never even complained once. :)

Montee said...

Great job!!! I use ribbon for a lot of things. Every visit to Hobby Lobby, I always put some ribbon in my cart. Never know.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OMG...I love this redo!! The bathroom looks fantastic....the ribbon adds the perfect touch! I especially like the hanging picture frames...too cute!

So the million dollar question...Will your son take a bath now that Dora and duckies are gone?

the undomesticated wife said...

Very cute! I like the ribbon accents!

Debbie said...

Want to spend the night at my house? Just bring your ribbon and glue gun!! I love the change.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

What a great transformation. Had to laugh at your son's statement!
The ribbon is adorable. Thanks for visiting, love your blog!

Darlene said...

HOW adorable!!! That all turned out great for the children's bathroom! LOVE IT!!

heather said...

Oh I love it! :) Beautiful work! What does that sign say?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That ribbon is such a good idea!! I love how your shower curtain turned out! Does your son feel better about his bathroom now? :)
Carrie

Kacey Randolph said...

That is a precious re-do! I love how you hung their pictures in there. I need to put some finishing touches on my little ones' bathroom and you gave me some good ideas. Thanks!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great re-do! Looks totally different, and you only had to change a few things!! Great job -- I especially like the beachy pics of your kids! I use ribbons in my girls hair all the time!

jennykate77 said...

So so cute! I love it...great job! I bet the kiddos love it too! I totally agree about ribbon. I tie it everywhere I can get away with it. DH and little man don't like it much, so I have to be careful not to over-do it. At least my dog is a girl...she loves ribbon too...not really...I just said that. After she gets groomed, I like to tie a seasonal type ribbon around her neck...I'm pretty sure she hates me for this.

Hope you're having a great day!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

LOVE that, friend! It looks darling and pretty easy to do, yes? If so, I think I might be able to tackle something like that. Great job!

new every morning said...

wowsers!
What a difference!

Ribbon is a girl's best friend (assuming that she can't afford to tie diamonds on everything).
Love it!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It looks soooo much better in there now! Great job!

Rebeckah said...

I LOVE the bathroom redo! I especially love their pictures. Aren't they the cutest little things on the planet : )! I don't get to use ribbon a lot with the boys around here, but I try to get my fix when I have to wrap a package : )!

Carrie said...

wow what a great bathroom love the colors! I don't blame him I would not want to take a bath with Dora either! lol

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW who knew ribbon could make such a difference....It's like a whole new bath! Brilliant re-do!

Holly said...

I love it all!! Especially the shower curtain,...so fresh.

I am a ribbon girl too. :)

Nikki said...

I love ribbon, and this kids bathroom is adorable.

Katie said...

Darling, great job! I love that basket, that is great. I hope your son aproves!

Carissa said...

Wow, you are popular- I am comment #40?? I love the toothbrush basket idea and I think your blog is beautiful! Thanks for your inspiration.

Christy said...

SO CUTE!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Isn't it amazing what a little ribbon can do?! I love your bath makeover!

Our Complete Family said...

So cute! What a fun and spunky bathroom! I love it and I bet all the kiddos, your son included, love bathtime now! Hugs, Les

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The bathroom re-do is great. Looks very bright and cheery in there and the stripe shower curtain looks great witht the ribbons. Great color combination. Jackie

Angie said...

This bathroom makeover is just adorable! It's amazing what a few simple and inexpensive changes can do. My favorite is the pictures hanging from that cute wood piece.

AndreaLeigh said...

Very, very cute. Love all the ribbons. It is a huge change and looks amazing.

Ruth Ann said...

I absolutely love your bathroom! I have that same Dixie Cup dispenser and I never thought of dressing it up with ribbon! Such a great idea! And I also love the pictures hanging up! That is soo cute! What does the plaque say? I couldn't read it in the picture! Cute ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

michele said...

The blue, the yellow, the pictures, the ribbon... I love it! Michele Jansen

Mrs. B said...

Sandy, the bathroom came out so cute! I love the cheery colors. I bet your kids really enjoy it! Ribbon is just so much fun.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love what you have done! It's perfect! I'm with you on ribbon; it makes a HUGE difference! (You should go ahead and tie it on your oven handle if you want!)

I love the colors you chose, and how you hung up the picture frames with ribbons. So sweet! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW!! Great makeover. So adorable! Loved the ribbon on the frames. : )

Marie said...

FABULOUS bathroom! I love it. The pegs with the frames hanging from ribbon? TOO CUTE!

Rebellious Roberts said...

OMG i love it!
AUDREY

Annikke said...

THAT is so adorable!! I love it!!