Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Boys' Bathroom Makeover with the Bagster bag (and a GIVEAWAY)

A few weeks ago I mentioned I'd teamed up with Waste Management to makeover a space and use the Bagster bag.  

I picked the boys' bathroom, since I'd never really given it any love and it had a really nasty toilet in it.  Here's the boys' bathroom before - with a list of things I wanted to change.

Well, I loaded up the toilet in to the bag.  I haven't done the pick up yet because I'm keeping it a little longer until we can cut down some dead trees in our yard and add them to the bag.

That's the beauty of the bag.  You can keep it as long as you need to and then have them pick it up when you're good and ready.

There's also a debate between Mr. Roar and I between what needs to be thrown out from the basement.  (No, I'm not throwing him out.  I'm just showing you how big the bag is.)  It will hold a LOT of stuff.

And here's the new look of the bathroom.  (FYI - I had a hard time getting great pictures with a tiny room that has no natural light.  Sorry!)

I removed the shelf and painted the room a really pale gray.

I made some fun boy bathroom prints to hang throughout the space.  (More on that HERE.)

We replaced the toilet.

I purchased the shower curtain and towels from Target.  They're an orangish-red that I love.  Rex actually pick out the shower curtain.  He's got good taste :)

Eventually I'd like to frame the mirror, but that's a future project. 

There are four prints, but I based them all on things boys tend to love - vikings, pirates, superheroes, and dinosaurs.  I saw some on etsy that were girl ones like "Even princesses have to floss."  However, I couldn't find anything boyish.

Here's a better look at them.  I'll also give you a little more HERE if you're interested in purchasing them.

Thank you to the Bagster bag for helping us make this renovation.

If you missed my first post about the Bagster, you can find it HERE.  It's perfect for home improvements projects where you don't need a full dumpster.  It's $29.95 for the bag and pick up costs very.  (Mine is $79 for example.)  You can find the Bagster bag on their web site HERE, on Facebook HERE, and on Twitter HERE.

Today we are giving away a $100 AmEx gift card, courtesy of Waste Management.  To enter, leave a comment about the Bagster.  For one additional enter you may tweet about the giveaway, using the tag @bagsterbag.  US residents only.  Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 10th.  Be sure to leave a method of contact in case you win.

Thanks for reading.

Waste Management partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its The Bagster® Bag Blogger Challenge.  As part of this program, I received compensation to cover the cost of the Bagster bag and pick-up as well as my time.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used for the The Bagster® Bag Blogger Challenge. Waste Management believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Waste Management’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.