When we first moved into our house all the walls were the color of masking tape as evidenced here in my master bedroom. Except for one. The hall bathroom had been completely wallpapered…with ducks. Not like cute fuzzy yellow ducks but actually mallard ducks. And I hated it. I couldn’t wait to get rid of it.
And now the ducks have finally flown away! I have family coming into town soon so I figured I’d better get my butt in gear! I tired to keep the makeover fairly simple so I could change it easily. Plus this helped in keeping costs down! Now I’m sure you’d love a before picture of all those ducks, but unfortunately those pictures have also flown away.
Here’s the sink area. Instead of a conventional toothbrush holder I decided grab a mason jar and fill it with some seashells my husband and I had gotten on our honeymoon. My super awesome husband framed the mirror with some sisal rope. Don’t worry, though, there’s a tutorial to come. ;) On the blank wall I would love to put some sort of picture. Or it would be an excellent place to put some Kleenex Hand Towels and join the Clean Hands campaign. That would mean less laundry for me when I have guests.
On the larger wall you can see my beachy towel rack I made. I added some of the leftover sisal rope to tie in the mirror to the bathroom. I think it gives it that extra oomph. I also picked up a couple of inexpensive coordinating towels for my guests to be able to use while they are visiting.
Ok I have to say the thing I’m most excited about is my shower curtain. I was having a really hard time finding one that I loved. Plus really nice decorative shower curtains are not cheap. So instead I picked up an inexpensive plain fabric one and decorated it myself! I used freezer paper and fabric paint to make a one-of-a-kind shower curtain. And guess what? I have a mini tutorial for you!
1. Supplies Needed: Shower curtain, freezer paper, image to trace, fabric paint, Exacto knife, sponge brush.
2. Trace the image you want onto the papery side of the freezer paper. I chose a starfish. I made 8 starfish.
3. Using an Exacto knife, cut out your image. Don’t forget the pieces on the inside. I just used scissors for the small circles. Then iron your stencil shiny side down onto your fabric.
4. Use a sponge brush to paint your fabric. I did 3 coats. When it dries just peel the paper off! I used the tip of my Exacto knife to get the smaller circles.
It was super easy (ok not gonna lie…cutting out those circles was easy, but NOT fun. It did take awhile. But it was so worth it) and I am super pleased with how it turned out. Ready for the grand reveal?
Overall I am really pleased with how it turned out. I think it’s a great place for my guests to come and freshen up. My husband remarked how cozy it felt now and I agree.
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