I wanted to show you a project that I worked on for our new basement bathroom. Canvas and Fabric into Wall Art:
I’d been searching around for ideas on what to decorate the walls with, but it wasn’t until I saw this cute fabric that it finally hit me. I knew that I wanted something that jutted out from the wall about two inches because it would be taking up a space of recessed wall.
I picked up a couple of these 6×6 canvases at Michael’s and some fat quarter fabrics at a local fabric store and went to work. It was as simple as measuring it out and stapling it on. If you’re worried about the staples scraping your wall paint, just cover the back with felt.
I decided to embellish the front with little flowers made from ribbon and buttons. Simple project, great results! I love how they look in the room and I love that it took very little time and brain power to pull it together.
I’ve got one other blank wall in the bathroom that I’d like to fill with something and then we’ll be calling this bathroom done. In the last couple of weeks Andy did a lot of the finish work that still needed to be done. We put the hardware on the cabinets, hung the towel rack (what color towels should I put in here?) and he installed the hardware on the pocket door.
I wanted to share with you a little project I worked on last night. I decided to cover our bathroom shelves with some cute polka dot contact paper.
Here’s what they looked like before. Pretty ugly.
I started by removing the the drawers and shelves that would come out.
Make sure you give each surface a really good wipe down. You don’t want any dirt getting stuck under your contact paper.
I then laid one of my shelves on the sheet of contact paper to measure it.
The instruction recommend leaving 3/8′ overlap on each side. You can cut off any excess after you’ve got it positioned just right.
I used a pen to mark where I was going to cut.
And then I cut four sheets of that same size out. One for each of the two shelves and two for each of the bottoms of the tall cabinet.
Then it’s as simple as peeling off the backing and positioning it on your shelf.
Don’t worry if you don’t get it just right at first. It’s easy to peel off and reapply, plus you have the excess from each edge to work with.
Then take a flat hard surface or a rag and slide it across your contact paper. Work from the middle out to the edges to smooth out any bubbles.
Now the drawers were a little trickier to measure so I made sure to leave extra on each side just in case. After you cut out your drawer piece then push it in to place inside the drawer. Use your flat surface or rag to smooth out any bubbles.
Use a razor blade to cut off any excess paper around the edges.
Smooth it down one more time to make sure it’s all stuck in every corner.
Since the bottom of the cabinets couldn’t be removed, I used one of the shelves as a template, cut a piece of contact paper to fit (leaving a little extra on each edge just in case) and then applied it right in place. I had to use the razor blade to clean up the edges.
Then I put my shelves and drawers back in place.
So much cuter than those dingy unfinished cabinet shelves and drawers! This was really an easy project and came together pretty quickly.
I love that there’s a surprise pop of color and pattern when you open the cabinets!
*Polka dog contact paper is from Kmart
We painted the room with Behr Lime Light and I love it! I was worried it would be too ‘minty,’ but it turned out great.
Hard to get a picture of the whole room, but the bathtub is opposite the toilet. We are extremely happy with this project. It has turned out so beautiful!
Hi guys. Today I wanted to share with you a little project I did a couple of weeks ago. I put it together as a housewarming gift for a friend of mine.
I picked up some red and yellow acryllic paint, cute scrapbook paper, red ribbon, wire to hang the flower from, and some yellow glitter.
Hello, Her Sunday readers! My name is Jessie and my blog is My Mod Style. While Kim is off vacationing she asked me to do a guest post for her. I wanted to feature some rooms that I found inspiring. I think they are rooms that Kim would like and I also made sure to include some chevron for her!
Look at the beautiful living room by June & Bear.
I am in love with this chevron painted bedroom by Living With Lindsay.
I love how she hung all the picture frames on the wall!
Love this bright table setting!
I love this bright turquoise room!
House Of Turquoise
I hope you find these rooms inspiring!
Thanks Kim for inviting me to post on your blog!
This is a scheduled guest post while I’m sunning it up in California! Big thanks to my bloggie friend, Jessie, for putting this post together for today. She’s awesome and she knows my style so well! I absolutely love those built in shelves painted turquoise and the cute seating option from House of Turquoise. Be sure to stop on over and say hi to her on her personal and design blog, My Mod Style.
All in all this was a learning project and one that I went into with not much of a plan. I kind of winged it and I’m happy with the way it turned out. Just needs pillows and it will be finished!
Henry Sofa from West Elm
Zig Zag Lapis Rug from Dwell Studio
Peekaboo Clear Coffee Table from cb2
Ascend Media Console from Crate & Barrel
Throw Pillows from Etsy
Ceramic Drum Side Stool from Matt Blatt
Table Lamp from Etsy
So there you have it. A small, one bedroom apartment that still has space for everything! Personally I love the challenge of designing in limited space and seeing just how I can maximize it. Could you ever live in a space this small or do you need a house with multiple bedrooms and a big yard? **please give proper credit when posting or pinning these images. thank you!
This is the dresser I had as a little girl. It’s been moved around a lot and could really use a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware (obviously.) That’s another project I’ve added to my list of things to do. I placed a diffuser on the top of the dresser which gave the room a really refreshing scent.
The side table was $15 at Target and took me all of five minutes to put it together. I really wanted something a little nicer, but felt that this would do for now. In the future I can use it in our kids room or playroom and put something better in the guest room.
The lamp is not great, I know, but it’s all I had laying around so I used it. In the future I’ll put something a little more grown up in this space.
I placed books and magazines around the room but for a fun touch I left this book about dream interpretations on the nightstand.