When my son turned 6 I realised that his bedroom and our bathroom weren't really suited to him anymore so I arranged for him to spend his summer holidays that year in Ireland with relations whilst I set to work.

The bathroom was the most fun to create, and fortunately I lived a very short car drive to my local large DIY store. My plan was to bring the seaside into our bathroom on a very, very, very small budget.

Noah's Ark childrens Coat Rack

I painted the ceiling sky blue bringing the colour half way down the walls and painted big white fluffy Simpson like clouds. The tiles around the bath, above and the panel and the bottom half of the walls I painted a deep blue (the tiles I had used a tile primer)and bought some seashells which I randomly applied to the tiles. I ripped up the old carpet, sanded the boards, filled the gaps and then using a floor paint painted it a bright sandy yellow bringing the colour in a sandy wavy pattern up small areas of the wall and building the sandy colour around the loo to make it a sand castle seat - I painted flags at the top and painted the shape of a bucket and spade to one side. I found some fishermans netting and the scene was set. 

It looked great but looking back I really wish I had found a seaside theme coat rack from which I could have hung My son's towels and bath robe.!!   At least you have the opportunity to accessorize a funky bathroom of your choice.. we've got some great boats , fish and bright traditional hooks

Besides the lack of coat hook my son absolutely adored this bathroom - it was a little sad to remove it all when he was older, but fun to start another Interiors project.

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