One of my favorite spaces to decorate is a bathroom. It’s a small space so even on a tight budget, you can make it great. You can have fun with it too, and it doesn’t even have to match the rest of the house, especially in a kid’s bathroom!
Our Get Your DIY On party is coming up this Sunday and this month’s theme is Room Revamps. We redid our boys’ bathroom before I started blogging, and because my sister and her family were coming in town, I quickly threw stuff up on the walls. I’ve made several things for that space since then, but I haven’t been completely happy with it. This theme gave me the perfect chance to finish it the way I really want to.
There was a time when I would hit the stores and buy all kinds of things for my new bathroom, but these days, I know I can create great pieces without spending a lotta dough. I went searching through my garage today to find a few pieces I could redo for the walls. I’m kind of a frame hoarder. I found three here at thrift stores…
The theme in that space now is a bit coastal and I want to push it in that direction a bit more. I started by painting the two larger frames in Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Ironstone. I also painted the mat from one of the frames with chalk paint. (My $15 rolling kitchen cart is fast becoming a favorite craft spot.)
After a little sanding and a coat of clear wax they were ready to go. I printed out a couple of my favorite pictures from a recent trip to the beach, in black and white, to put in them…
I love these pictures and they add such a personal touch to the boys’ space. I knew I wanted to add a few beach pictures, so what better than pics of my boys at the beach?
Next up was the shadow box frame.
I’ve had this for years, but it was time for an update. I painted this one with the same chalk paint I used on the mat. Then I attached the photo to the foam insert with small pins:
And that’s it!
The last frame started out as a mirror:
I removed the mirror and gave it a couple of coats of MMS milk paint in Ironstone. Then sanded and waxed it when it was dry.
I had a couple of options of what to fill it with. I ended up using the bead board.
Then I added a rope handle, with the help of my staple gun…
And a pencil starfish to the center using E6000 glue…
Cute, right? And really simple.
And that’s how I went from this:
I spent hardly anything out-of-pocket and I have four lovely new additions to my boys’ bathroom. Now the fun part…hanging them!
I also made over these pictures to create some more fun pieces for that space:
I must have coastal on the brain these days. I just redid Brennan’s table with a fun coastal feel:
Be sure to come back Friday to see the whole bathroom! 🙂
UPDATE: See it now here!
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