Submarine Toddler Bath

I told you guys that I was super busy with decorating the new apartment and I’m proud to share my first finished room. Tiny Tart’s Bathroom! (Apologies ahead of time for the pics. bathrooms are so awkward!)
If you look closely you can see the decals on both mirrors. Can you find Nemo?
We have never had a pair of towels that were the same color, let alone a completely decorated bathroom. Until now the most effort I put into a bath was buying a duckie “snowglobe” toothbrush holder from the dollar store in college. (I would share a picture, but Ant finally tossed it during this move!) But, since this bathroom is pretty much only used for Tiny to take a bath at night, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to go all out with a fun “kiddie” theme. I know some people cringe at theme rooms, but kids are only little once and I needed something fun!

The only problem with a kiddie theme bathroom is that you kinda have to buy a set from the store, or spend years finding and painting the right pieces from thrifts and fleas. I’m not that patient, and the current lack of a car also hinders the situation. So I went ahead and bought an adorable “gender neutral” set from Target that will hopefully last us through until our kids (fingers crossed) become tweens.
Not really functional, but he’s cute!
Purchased from Target:
shower curtain
curtain hooks
submarine toothbrush holder
whale soap dispenser
fish bath mat
2 decorative towels
3 plain towels
fishy washcloths bundle 
  
They also had a matching wastebasket, and bar soap holder, but I figured they weren’t really necessary. Besides, we already have extra trash cans, and the thought of a toddler with a bar of soap provides me with less than pleasant thoughts.
This pic makes me wish we could paint 🙁
After we set up all our loot, the room still looked empty, so I started turning the wheels and breaking out the paint. What do they have in or around a submarine? After shooting down Ant’s ideas about installing a working periscope (weird) this is what I came up with.
The pieces that I made/added are:
painted wicker towel basket (from another room)
new basket liner (fabric from stash)
crochet turtle (from Reli’s room)
puffy paint mirror decals (better pics in tutorial)
The counter still needed something so I grabbed 2 pieces of fake coral from the aquarium supplies at Walmart and voila! I’m really happy with how it turned out, especially since it cost me less than $140 for everything. Maybe it could have been better if we added paint to the walls, but such is the life of a renter.  Now, one room down, only 6 more to go.
Ha, Our toys even match! 
I’ll be sharing tutorials on the decals, watercolors, and basket liner later in the week, so don’t forget to stop back. Thanks for visiting!

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6 thoughts on “Submarine Toddler Bath

  1. It looks great! I know how you feel about buying "prefab" sets but Target really does have cute ones. I did my son's big boy room in their car and truck set.

    I love the colors! I have a weak spot for blue and orange anything. And that crochet turtle is the CUTEST!

    Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello!

  2. You did a great job. I love those colors. I have a frog bathroom and my kids are grown! I couldn't afford that type of accessories when the kids were little so I'm enjoying it now.

  3. That would be a great idea for the shape, but unfortunately I was referring to the fact that it doesn't dry.(Sorry, I should have specified.)

    I hang it over the curtain rod after her bath and it is still damp the next night. Now I just use a towel instead.

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