I have been wanting to share this little project for a month. I did this before we left on vacation.
I want to share it because it was cheap, and it totally revamped my whole bathroom.
My kids bathroom needed a little re-do.
I loved the shower curtain, but the walls were really getting to me. I really want to paint in here, but our time in this house is winding down and I really don’t want to take the time when I know I will only get to enjoy it for a little while longer.
So… I came up with this little idea.
It was an idea that popped in to my head one day when I thought, “I want my kids to read thoughts about how great I think they are, how much I love them, or quotes that will lift them up and remind them of important things.”
There was no greater place to put them, then in their bathroom.
I even enjoy reading them.
I thought long and hard about what I wanted them to say, and then I made them in photoshop.
Printed them out on cardstock with our printer.
Framed them in frames that I found at Goodwill. I just spray painted them cream, and WA-LA; a wall with encouraging words and reminders for less them $4.00, and I didn’t have to paint.
I also found this tin at Swiss Days in Utah, and new it would go great in here. You have seen these flowers all over my house, and now they found their perfect home here.
This little frame has a card in it from my new friend Stella. I met her through blogging. She lives in the Netherlands. She makes awesome cards. Check out her blog here to see just how awesome she is. This little card came when she mailed our family our favorite Dutch treat; chocolate sprinkles that you put on toast. We used to live on a Dutch island so when the package came it was such a sweet reminder of “home.” Thanks again Stella, and thanks for the beautiful card that is now art in my bathroom.
What do you think? Pretty good room re-do for next to nothing.
One more project. I whipped this up today, because once I took down my Candy Corn banner, my mantel seemed a little bare. Plus, I thought this was a good reminder of the importance of Thanksgiving.
I printed the letters out on book pages that I torn out of an old book using the font Downcome.
Then I tore them and ruffed them up a little more.
I added them to the tan cardstock, and a little glitter to bling it up.
Then I stapled it to some white tool, and added it to the mantel.
I also included the paper book chain that I made for Tessa’s birthday. I can’t wait to use it for other things too.
I have lots of project ideas running through my little brain right now. Lets just hope I can find time to share them.
I hope you have time to do some projects too.
I am thinking in homemade Christmas gifts. Do you have any ideas?
P.S. don’t forget to check out 365. I have finally updated.
P.P.S. How is the challenge going? I had a rough week. I stayed the same, but I only exercised twice, and I ate a little Halloween candy. I am back on the bandwagon today.