Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bathroom Art Update

Here's a look at the most recent tweak to our family bathroom. 

Last summer, I made the cute bathroom art on PowerPoint after seeing something similar on Pinterest.

The only frames I had were black ones, so that's what I used:

There were fine, if not exactly what I wanted. But then I put up the chair rail photo gallery, with photos of our son's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

We lived several states to an ocean away from our family, so this is a great way to help our son remember who is who. Every morning and night he gives kisses to his family. (His favorite is my sister's dog, Meryl!)

I just love how it turned out. I especially love the blue and red frames.

The fun red and blue frames made me want to replace the black frames for the art. Alas, Ikea is two hours away. Finally, over Easter, we were in Toronto and were able to pop into the Ikea there. And wouldn't you know it, they were out of the Nyttja 8-1/2 x11 frames. I decided to get the next size up and make it work.

I found some cute striped wrapping paper at Target. (By the way, has anyone else noticed how hard it is to find wrapping paper that is not tied to a season or event?) If the frames were smaller, I could have used scrapbook paper, but I didn't want to have to piece together the paper. I was able to simply use the plastic insert as a template to cute the size I needed.

I also slightly modified the background of each sheet and printed them on photo paper to give them a glossier finish. Of course, I used command strips to hang them up. Best of all, the larger frames covered up the nail holes for the days of old when we didn't know how much easier pictures are to hang with command strips! 

If you'd like the full bathroom tour, check out the reveal.

Hard to believe we're making updates when we've only been in the house for a year, but that's the fun of  living in our dream house now that we're done planning and building it!

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1 comment:

  1. I love your picture chair rail! What a cute idea. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.


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