I have really been in the mood to lighten and brighten my house lately. I have been slowly changing a few things and will be sharing a some pictures of the changes. The room that is the closest to being finished is the bathroom. You may recall me blogging about it a couple of years ago when I painted it brown and stenciled one of my fabric designs on the wall.
Though I hated to see the stencil go, I just couldn’t stand that dark brown any more. It’s now grey and the wainscoting is a brighter white.
The color scheme is loosely based on the quilt that is laying over the tub –
I also wanted to include some colored frames with bath photos of Carter. I saw something similar on Pinterest and thought they would brighten up the grey walls.
I used an easy technique to figure out how to hang them. I laid the plaques out on a large sheet of newsprint and traced around them to mark their location.
Next, I taped the newsprint on the wall at the desired height, etc. I had already marked the location of the hang hole and used that mark to locate the nails. Easy Peasy! No measuring and marking up the walls. I usually can’t seem to get the location right or measure right – so I end up with lots of extra nail holes. With this method, I had them right the first time. It was great to have the visual of the paper hanging on the wall so I could see exactly where I wanted to hang them.
The bathroom is pretty small, so just a few little extra accessories and I was done. I spray painted the little cupboard that I already had for an extra pop of color.
The next DIY project will be a new bed for our room. Joel is going for the husband of the year award and has made us a storage bed. He assembling it tonight and I can’t wait to see it in our room!