I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m a Craigslist/Thrift Shop/Goodwill junkie, and if you don’t believe me, you can take a look in my garage. Uh…on second thought, please don’t look in my garage. You might nominate me for Hoarders.
I have to give credit though, this little find was a discovery of my mom’s. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, in more ways than one actually. It’s creepy how much we look alike:
Scary, right? She’s my shopping buddy. 🙂 And after one of her trips to Goodwill a couple months ago, she showed me these little gems:
When I saw them, all I could say was…
I know they don’t look like much since I definitely don’t have a use for them as-is with my pink-everything girly girl, but I scrounged around my craft closet and came up with the perfect solution to add some much needed art in Olivia’s hallway bathroom. After a little bit of craft paint and some old scrap fabric samples, I came up with this:
I know, that picture is blinding. I’m soooooooooo ready to paint it’s killing me, but number one on the agenda is organizing our garage. I made a deal with Robert. :-/ The giant projects are on hold until we clean up that disaster area. So I guess you won’t have to nominate me for Hoarders thanks to my military order hubs who makes me come to terms with my junk sometimes. Okay I admit, it’s good for me.
But I can still sneak in these little side projects. Mwahahaha!
In case you would like to know, here’s the very short list of supplies I used:
-A small knife
-Two fabric squares
-Americana Banana Cream acrylic paint
So first, I felt a little pang of remorse for this little guy since I was going to abruptly rip him from his home.
But then I got over it.
Sorry, little dude. Take your sweet dreams somewhere else.
After cutting open the frame, I went to work on the mat.
It took two coats of the Americana Banana Cream (and by the way the name of that paint really made me want a giant slice of pie). Sadly, this Paleo Diet we’re doing left me dessert-less. Curses.
I made sure to smooth out the paint in one direction so it didn’t look gloppy on the mat.
Once the mat was dry, I taped the fabric to the back board of the frame, placed the mat over it, and put it back in the glass.
And I hung it up using my ol’ trusty toothpaste trick from this post.
I chose the yellow and gray theme because it didn’t scream little girl and it would be a good neutral bathroom for guests. It’s still fresh and playful for a child’s bathroom at the same time.
Eventually, (fingers crossed it will be in the next few weeks if we catch a break with our jobs and juggling the little one) we will paint this bathroom Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. It’s a beautifully grayed down seafoam, and, depending on the light, it changes between a faint green and faint blue.
I’m hoping to add board and batten at some point too and use towel hooks instead of a towel bar…because I mean really, when does a child ever hang a towel nicely on a towel bar?
The other week, I also found this quote art in Hobby Lobby that was so absolutely perfect I couldn’t walk away.
I love the look of it almost as much as the Bible verse. 🙂
So for now, here is our still pretty blank girly yet neutral hallway bathroom.
For real, the white makes my eyes burn.
Before I came along to snap this picture though, I caught someone in the act!
I have no idea how much toilet paper she flushed (or any other objects for that matter) before I intercepted her. Whoopsies!