Do we ever stop calling our boys, boys? That was the question swirling in my head as I took a few photos of the boys’ bathroom before the bathroom remodel.
One of the things I loved about our house was the Jack & Jill bathroom between the boys’ bedrooms. I called it a Jack & Jack bathroom. My sister called it SpongeBob and Whiney Pants’ bathroom. My younger son was a little whiney when his auntie babysat! #theyloveher #auntietricia
Some of the funniest childhood memories between these brothers took place in this bathroom. Like when my younger son went through a sleepwalking phase and decided the trashcan was the toilet. His brother witnessed the entire episode when he walked in to see why Evan was making so much noise in the middle of the night.
Or the transition from “tubbies” to showers.
Before the Boys’ Bathroom Remodel
Or the scent of Axe lingering long after the boys left for school. As a practical joke, they sprayed the Axe into the air vent between one of their bedrooms and their sister’s bathroom. She came out screaming that her room smelled like a middle school hallway.
What hasn’t changed over the years are the wet towels on the floor. Or, the empty toilet paper rolls the boys line up next to the toilet because the cardboard rolls were too heavy to toss in the garbage.
My boys have more hair and facial products than my daughter and me combined. Their bathroom counter looks like a Sephora counter after a sale. I may need to plan Thanksgiving facials this fall so I can take a new photo. #countdowntothanksgiving
I tried to blur myself out of the mirror’s reflection and I just noticed the quart of paint on the bathroom counter. When I made the farmhouse frame around the mirror, my older son could not wrap his head around the “Why?” “Mom, why did you add a frame? What was wrong with just the mirror?
This vinyl sign has been with this bathroom since the early years. I may have to repaint over it the vinyl and then peel off the vinyl with the blue paint maintaining the message.
These are the boys’ bathroom before the remodel memories. But let’s be clear; I am ready for new flooring, tile updates and new dual sink vanity with new sinks and faucets.
I love my boys and I am so excited to begin the demo on the boys to men bathroom remodel. It’s not just a transformation of their room it’s a reflection of their own personal transformation thru high school and college.