Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIY Bathroom Decor

How many of you have ever decorated a room and struggled to find wall art that matches? Then, if you do find something in the right colors- its ugly! I run into this problem all the time. My solution- PAPER!  I love to decorate with scrapbook paper, and with my Silhouette and Cricut machines, it makes it so easy to do!  I go to my local scrapbook supplies store, find paper that matches my colors, break out my Silhouette/Cricut and next thing you know… you have a custom picture that matches perfectly. 

I recently redid my girls’ bathroom and wanted a cute picture to hang up- and this is what I created.  I used a 12x12 picture frame and 12x12 paper for the backdrop.  Then I found this cute bird and branch on Cricuts cartridge Straight from the Nest (buy it here: http://www.makeitscrappin.com/products/cricut/cricut-cartridges/straight-from-the-nest.php 
for only $29.99).   


After I cut it out, I inked the edges and glued it all together.  So simple and it was just what I wanted! After I hung it up, I cut out a swirl design in vinyl and placed it directly on my wall right above the frame.

I also thought it would be cute to add some vinyl saying to the wall.  Using my Silhouette, I used the font Throw my hands up in the air, which was a free font I downloaded online.  I made the first letter in each sentence slightly larger than the rest of the letters on my sayings to make them stand out. 



To top off the girls' bathroom decorating, I took some old 5x7 frames that the glass had broken out of and wrapped strips of fabric around them.  To get a more frayed look, rip your fabric and take off some of the loose strings of thread.  For a finishing touch, I found some matching buttons and glued them on.  So simple and easy!


 I also had been looking for a quote to put in my master bathroom for some time and while I was at my friend’s house, I found it!  I wanted something uplifting to think about as I was getting ready in the mornings, and not something ‘bathroom related’.


Since it was going to be in my small toilet room, I didn't want to put it on a big, clunky wooden board. So, after I cut out my vinyl I just stuck it right to the wall.  The font I used was called Digs my hart, which was another free download.  Then, I just created my tally marks.  I love the way it turned out and now everyday as I get ready, I am reminded to count my blessings!



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