Girls Church Bathroom Makeover and Back to School Blowout

Drab and Sterile to Bright and 'WOW'

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Girls Church Bathroom Makeover

The Challenge: to make this ugly church bathroom look pretty for the girls who use it

The Challengers: two bold and creative Pastors wives

The Contest: we planned this bathroom around the 'Earn Your Stripes' contest put on by Frog Tape....the grand prize of $5000 would be put to good use in updating our youth spaces.

While our husbands and youth group were on a recent trip, we decided to take on the challenge of this ugly bathroom and turn it into something beautiful for our girls.

YUP, I said beautiful :)

We shopped Goodwill for frames, canvases and anything else we thought might be useful.

The theme we chose: BEAUTY

Girls church bathroom makeover

Yes, we were aiming high!

Our church generously had the room repainted in the base color we chose so we wouldn't have to do it. Painting around 3 toilets would have been a real pain!

We added accent colors of coral, pink, and aqua.

We originally wanted to do large chevron stipes on the brick wall, but the brick pattern is deep and we didn't think it would be easy to disguise. Here's what we pulled off...

Pink and coral 'stripes' and on the end wall a hit of aqua.

Church bathroom makeover

Here is the 'new' sink area. We sewed a drop cloth/burlap skirt for under the sink, and painted a chevron pattern above the sink, using aqua.

Beauty themed girls bathroom makeover

There are several different 'beauty sayings' sprinkled throughout the room, the biggest is this vinyl verse above the sink. The others were all made from frames found at Goodwill that we painted. We used Looking Glass spraypaint by Krylon (affiliate link) on the glass and vinyl for the sayings, cut with a Cricut diecut machine. 

We wanted to keep it 'fresh' and 'fun' but with a message that outward beauty is not the most important thing!

I finished the pictures at home and took a few 'beauty shots' before I took them to the church. The first one is hanging in one of the stalls (didn't think you needed to see a picture of that, lol).

DIY pictures using Cricut and vinyl
The last big project we did was based on this Audrey Hepburn inspired wall art at Dimples and Tangles. Jennifer posted her project just as we were planning ours and we knew we had to incorporate it. We found a gigantic canvas at Goodwill for only $2 so we just modified our art so it's bigger.

Thrift store canvas upcycle

You can see that we incorporated all our room colors into this piece.

Audrey Hepburn wall art

The girls were thrilled with the transformation of their ugly bathroom! They now have a bright and feminine room to use and when they walk in the bathroom they are greeted by cheerful colors and fun artwork, instead of a drab gray space.

Sadly, we didn't win the 'Earn Your Stripes' contest by Frog Tape...but we did earn a roll of Frog Tape because our entry was approved!

Better yet, we transformed an ugly bathroom into something pretty!! Dare I say 'beautiful' that will be enjoyed by our amazing girls for years to come!

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

On a totally unrelated note...

Can you believe school starts Monday? (for those of us in middle TN)
I have to tell you about the Back to School Blowout at GroopDealz. Tons of amazing items for sale at rock bottom prices! If you're looking for unique items at a great price, check out the sale here!

Here are just a few of the great items you can find:

Personalized Pencil Cases for only $5.50!

Personalized Re-Useable Lunch Baggies for only $5.99

Sparkle Backpack & Lunch Tote for only $18.99

They have a ton more stuff...but you have to shop early for the best selection!

Happy Back to School Shopping!

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  1. I would have to say, yes, beautiful! You did a fantastic job! I love the messages you incorporated for the girls. ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

    1. Thanks so much Ann! It was a fun project to do and the girls' excitement was totally worth all the work!

  2. What a special room for your youth girls! I love all of the verses and quotes you chosen to use...what great reminders for them to see as they "primp!"

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer for inspiring our Audrey Hepburn wall art!

  3. Fun contest! I love the happy girls are the prettiest sign!

    1. Thanks Elise!! I think that one is my favorite too! So glad you stopped by :)

  4. This is so cool! I wish all bathrooms looked like this! I would be honored if you would come share this at Pin Your Friday Favorite on my blog. Have a great weekend!

  5. I LOVE how you remade the bathroom area. *sigh*

    1. Aww, thanks so much Yolanda!! That's exactly the response I was going for, wink ;)

  6. Beautiful, Cindy! Can't believe the transformation of this sterile uninviting bathroom! I just know the girls were thrilled with it!! Thanks for sharing! XO

    1. Thanks so much Christy! It is a huge transformation and a much more inviting space now (for a bathroom, Ha!)
      Have a great day ☺

  7. The wall art is my favorite! Wonderful transformation for a great bunch of young ladies.
    Thanks for sharing on Show-Licious. Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

    1. Thank you so much Ashley, both for the Pin and the sweet comments! Make sure you enter my Giveaway today, in celebration of my one-year Blogiversary!!


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