October 10, 2010

It Started With a Shower Curtain - Our Bathroom Re-Do!



Howdy! I've been meaning to show you guys our bathroom makeover! I did this a few weeks ago, and it was such a fun project for me, I can't even tell you. This is our upstairs family bathroom. It's a room that we eventually plan to gut, and put in new fixtures, floor tile, tub, etc. But that's a little way off, and I just couldn't stand to wait until a complete demolition to make it fun, so here you go!!! It all started with this monster shower curtain.......





and this monster throw rug....



Both of them were purchased on clearance at Target last year, the day after Halloween! Yahoo! (You might recognize some of these monsters in previous posts from pics around the house...I bought several pieces from this collection!) Do you ever do that? I mean, shop the day after a holiday to get half price goodies? I try not to, unless I've scoped it out before hand. I had my eye on these little guys for quite some time before the sale. Sometimes it's worth it when you find things you love. I've even had my Little Man help me with these shenanigans....he's small and wiry, so he can bravely squeeze through crowds of crazed ladies, and help me grab the goodies I'm after. He's good.



After removing some horrible wallpaper, I painted the walls a cheery, smurfy blue, and removed some really ugly old curtains from the windows, which flooded the room with lovely sunshine. The mirror is very old, and has some discoloration around some of the edges, so I painted a wavy border with an opaque, orange glass paint to cover the imperfections. I kept the old lantern style light fixtures, just added a coat of monster green paint to them as well. The cafe curtains were sewn by my mom. (a print from my very first fabric line) We loved the light in the room so much, that we decided to just cover the bottom half of the windows, which is the half that counts!! No one on the street needs to see what we're doing up there!

Then, I needed some fast & easy wall art, so I sketched out three little monsters of my own on some 11x14 canvases, and colored them in with acrylic paints. I coated them with a glossy polycrylic to help them hold up well to the humidity in the room. I love the cranky green guy with horns. He makes me laugh.


And this guy is just a gentle soul.....

When I excitedly told my mom what I was doing with the bathroom, she sarcastically said to me, "It's too bad you never have any fun." Hee. Yeah....too bad.

7 comments:

Claudia Campazzo said...

HI, that is an awesome bathroom! I love the colors and the monster theme. I've been thinking about doing a theme in my bathroom, maybe whales, or something. Thank you for visiting The Weekly Creature! I wish I could come visit your store, it looks awesome.

Dyche Designs said...

I bet that room makes you smile every morning . . . you have such great ideas.

lori vliegen said...

your bathroom is fabulous!! and after re-doing a bathroom recently, i understand what a "monster" they can be to put back together.....heehee!! your theme is so much fun.....i would love to have that green monster rug in my studio.......how whimsical!!!! xox, :))

Glenys said...

I like em' all. Especially the monsters. They ae so very cute!

Cynthia said...

What a great makeover! And what a great job you did with the canvas painting!

I also think that it's so cool that you have your own shop and studio. I've been dreaming to have a photography studio with a scrapbooking room next to it ... how crazy is that.

Thanks for visiting my little blog!

sara's art house said...

OH MY DEAR! I was just in Kohls and they have a whole line of monster stuff- SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

I love what you have done- every single thing is adorable! I want a monster bathroom. Totally.

Rebecca Jean said...

Gosh, I just love everything about this room. The colors are fantastic, that border you added to the mirror is genius, and I can't believe you made your own art! Those guys really make me smile.

Tarjay is one of my favorite stores. I bought some crazy retro-looking woodland shower curtains from there that I actually use as real curtains in my dining room. The print was so fun I couldn't pass them up.

Want to come decorate the rest of my house?

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac