STAR WARS Tiny Bathroom Makeover for Kids Under 300$

Do you have a tiny bathroom? check.

Do you have crazy kids? check.

Do you want your bathroom to feel cool yet classy at the same time? check.

Does your bathroom currently look outdated from floor to ceiling with water damage and old peeling vinyl from HELL?? (ok maybe just vinyl from 1990)

CHECK. CHECK.

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(Yeah. You’d be drinking beer too if your bathroom looked like this. Actually, BOTH of those beers are mine.)

 

What to do? PAINT

I painted the cabinets, the walls, the ceiling – even the trim. For the floor, we pulled up all the vinyl and laid ¬†grout-able vinyl tiles, which turned out amazing! It was my first time doing grout which was a great learning process. Little did I know I would be doing my own backsplash in later months….

Here are the steps I took. I recommend not doing the floor first like I did. If you paint first you don’t have to worry about getting paint on your new floor!

(I do not have an affiliation with Lowes. I just happen to get almost everything there. I usually buy paint at lowes and light fixtures at home depot.)

For the WALLS:

  • White Trim and Stripe: Cabinet and Trim Paint in High Gloss Enamel
  • Bottom Wall Portion: Olympic D16-2 “Quill” – Egg Shell
  • Top Wall and Ceiling: One Tint LIGHTER than the above. It will look like it it white, but it isn’t!
  • Cabinet Paint: Olympic 5006-2C “Sable Evening” – Semigloss (I LOVE THIS COLOR!! I used this on my living room mantel too!

For the FLOOR:

  • Armstrong Crescendo 12-in x 12-in Groutable French Gray Peel-and-Stick Stone Residential Vinyl Tile ¬†LOWES
  • Premixed Grout “Antique Beige” Gray would also look great.
  • Grout Float
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • White Calk to seal bathtub

 

The wall art is from TJ Maxx for 20$

StarWars curtain was at Target for 18$

I also had to replace wall fixtures. I bought a set from Lowes for 20$

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When you are on a budget you have to fight the temptation to tear everything out. It would be nice, but replacing the cabinet was just too much money. After painting the cabinet dark, the white countertop looked clean and bright! I love it!

Painting a white stripe on the wall makes the room look upscale and classy without having to buy trim. I got this idea from doing the same thing in our other house.

I can confidently say that I now LOVE this bathroom!

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Buckwheat Berry Blintzes (Sugar-free!)

Ever since I signed up for the Spartan Super I’ve been getting all these emails with their healthy recipes. Only problem; the only way they inspire me is to make something better. (Spartan Races, you are welcome to fire your current recipe developer and hire me anytime)

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When I received the recipe for their Berry Blintzes and read the recipe I was already thinking about how I would make it different. And let me tell you a little secret… if it was a cooking competition, I would’ve crushed their recipe into the ground!! (Sometimes I can be a little competitive…. )

I started by using a super secret family recipe for Swedish Pancakes and swapping out the white flour for organic buckwheat flour. I then omitted the sugar and added a pinch of stevia. I’m not too worried about sharing this secret recipe because A) with the Internet, nothing is secret anymore and B) I think only 10 people read my blog anyway. ;)

You are going to love how incredibly easy these are to make by using an underdog kitchen tool : the blender! Kiss messy pancakes GOODBYE!!!

(I like using a regular old blender because it’s easy to pour, but a fancy bullet or ninja will do.)

If you make these, comment below and share your photos!!! Or tag me in Instagram @knicole87climb

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(Makes 4-5 servings. Approx 200 calories each)

Ingredients

2/3 cup Buckwheat Flour

1 cup milk (Ive only tried 2% and whole)

2 eggs

pinch stevia (optional)

pinch of sea salt

 

4 oz of cream cheese (I used Greek)

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

maple syrup

butter or choice

 

Directions

For the Filling-

In a small glass bowl, microwave the frozen strawberries and cream cheese for 30 sec. (You want to warm it all up just a tiny bit, but it will still be icy when you blend it.) Using a hand mixer or small food processor, combine the cream cheese and blueberries. You can leave blueberry chunks if you like, or blend until smooth.

For the Blintzes-

In a blender, combine the first 5 ingredients.

In a small – medium non-stick pan (do not use a griddle. The batter will go everywhere!!) bring the heat to medium high and coat with a little butter or cooking spray.

Pour in the batter until a thin layer covers the pan. DO NOT walk away! These cook fast!! You will see bubbles forming and when there is only a small pool of raw batter left, flip and cook an additional 30sec. Done! Make more!

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Once you’ve finished your thin pancakes, spread a good amount of blueberry cream cheese down the center of the pancake and roll it up. Drizzle a little maple syrup on top and BOOM! You have yourself a delicious, sugar free treat you won’t believe is healthy. Just TRY eating only one.

(Remember to use maple syrup sparingly! A little goes a long way! I used 1/2 tsp on each.)

I hope you will try this one and let me know!

Love – Kristi Nicole