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I can’t believe I can honestly say that I FINISHED a project!! Oh happy day!! Usually I have the attention span of one of my children whenever I start any elaborate project. This means I have a
stockpile few projects either laying around our garage, or staring me in the face inside the house. BUT…I must have found something captivating about the board and batten in the kids’ bathroom, as I finished it within days and not months. I took these pictures at night which explains the funky colors.
All done, right? Yeah right. How come when I finish a project there is usually a trail of little projects right behind? Notice the blue wall? I will probably finish painting the rest of the bathroom…umm…
So anyway…I always found it strange that there are no towel holders right at the sink. I can’t stand the idea of washing your hands then dripping at least a cup of water all over the floor in order to dry them. Not to mention, I am that paranoid mom who worries about the kids slipping on the tile floor and smacking their heads.
I used something a little unconventional to solve this problem. Hold backs and a curtain clip.
Why the curtain clip you ask? Well it keeps the towel nice and neat, easy to access, off the counter top therefore keeping the clutter to a minimum, and it’s just different.
On my list of things that I would love to do to the house is create frames for each of the mirrors in our 4 bathrooms. I am not the biggest fan of the builder grade mirrors as I think they’re an after thought. I decided to take the cheap and easy route and do something a little different and hang a picture in front of the mirror in the kids’ bathroom.
Notice what is “holding” up the picture? I unscrewed one of the crystal finials from the hold back and screwed it into the wall.
It is secure enough and won’t be coming down without some tugging, but it cannot hold the weight of this picture. So I hammered a nail into the wall, hung the picture from that and screwed the crystal just underneath the nail in order to camouflage it.
I stapled some jute rope to the back of this canvas in order to suspend it right over the mirror.
Then this always happens mid-way through a photo shoot…one of them always finds me…
I do like the way the picture looks and it also serves a secret purpose. It acts like a dividing line for the kids to stay on their own side of the bathroom, especially during teeth brushing. Don’t ask me why, but brushing teeth brings out the “best” in them. I have to say since I’ve had this picture up, it’s been a little calmer in there.
I don’t however like the picture itself (it was a cheap Home Goods purchase), plus it’s not very fun for a kids’ bathroom. So I have plans (oh surprise, yet another project in the making!) to wrap the canvas in a funky print and wrap the jute rope in gold duck tape.
Like most of you out there I am addicted to anything gold! I sometimes find myself standing in our garage with a can of gold spray paint in my hands just itching to “shoot” something. I am also drawn to art! Anything custom, weird, unique and meaningful that speaks to me and I’m all over it. I decided to combine the two for this latest DIY art project.
I am so lucky to have a first grader attend a school where peacocks roam freely. No joke. Her school is connected to a working ranch and you can always find on average 10 peacocks roaming amongst the kids. It’s the most amazing thing. Anyhoo, my 6 year old has amassed quite a collection of peacock feathers. I was either going to make a feather duster with them or use a couple for an art piece. So I decided to take the less tacky approach and make a custom piece of art.
I gave one of the peacock feathers a quick spray of gold.
then blotted it onto a piece of white glossy contact paper. It shows the detail much better than a regular piece of white paper.
I added a word of inspiration.
Then glued some jute string around the edges (it just adds something extra, plus hides my imperfect cutting job).
Yes, more gold! I gave an old crappy frame a quick spray of gold, but decided to add some black electrical tape to the edges for some funkiness.
I just love it and love that it has a sweet memory attached to it. So what better place to hang this sweet custom piece of art than our master bathroom!
I know it might sound tacky, but this is where I start and finish my day. I hung it next to my favorite framed saying so I always start my day with a boost of inspiration.
This project was completely free and took 20 minutes. I can pass for now on making that feather duster!