I’m finally getting around to posting about some of the DIY art that adorns my new industrial bathroom shelves. Sorry to leave y’all hanging! We had a family wedding this weekend (yay for awesome new sister-in-laws!) and I’ve been up to my eyeballs in trim for weeks. I’m just caulking and painting so it’s not even blog post worthy, but it is looking awesome and I’m happy to finally working in the boy’s room again. I’m getting ahead of myself though…we’re supposed to be talking about DIY bathroom art. Well, calling what I made art might be stretching it a bit…let’s go with “decor”. This isn’t Van Gogh or anything.
Easy Art #1
Let’s start with the easiest “art” EVER. You think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not.
Here’s the big secret…
(Also, internet, meet my penguin pajama pants. They we’re on clearance in the mens section and they are awesome. No judging.)
That’s it. Just take whatever it is you want to frame that isn’t really frame-able and throw that sucker on the copier. (The frame is from Cut It Out and I painted it “pure turquoise” by Behr, same as the stenciled walls.)
I showed Adam my DIY art after he got home from work (well, the police academy) one day and he said “looks nice…I like that one on the top. How’d you do that?” And I (proudly) said “I photocopied the quilt!” To which he responded “oh”. Like as in “oh…I thought the answer was going to be so much more awesome than that.” What he should have said is “oh! that is the simplest, most genius idea ever!” at which point I would have made out with him for having his brain be so in tune with mine.
Easy Art #2
This is my first time ever using washi tape and it’s kinda amazing. I can see why craft blogs have been going crazy over it for the last couple years. (I bought mine on Pick Your Plum forever ago, But you can also get it from Downtown Tape and a ton of other places.)
So all I did for this was take an old frame, paint it, and cut out a piece of pizza box as my canvas. Because around here even something as simple as a Papa Johns craving can morph into home decor. That’s normal right?
Then I painted it green (like the dresser/vanity in the bathroom) and started adding tape.
And there you have it…”art”.
Easy Art #3
This one takes a little more effort than putting a quilt on a copier, but it’s still simple.
I started off with two scrap pieces of wood. The bottom one is actually a panel I pulled off the vanity dresser almost a year ago. Yeah, I keep that stuff… I have hoarder tendencies when it come to scrap wood.
I stained the wood (provincial by Minwax), painted the other piece, and glued them together.
Okay, don’t freak at this part, but I used my Silhouette to cut out the words on vinyl. You do not have to have a fancy machine to make letters though, I used to make words using this technique before I bought a Silhouette.
Then paint your words…
And now you have a custom sign! I already have a “today is the day” sign in my guest room, but I like the saying so much that I want it in a place where I’ll see it first thing every morning.
(Yes, I know my words are slightly crooked. It’s annoying.)
So there you have it…hopefully y’all can use these as a jumping off point to create your own crazy easy art. Now, off to paint more trim…
Oh! Also, my kitchen remodel made it into the finals for the Best DIY Project of 2013 over at Not Just A Housewife. If you have a spare sec would y’all mind heading over and throwing a vote my way? Much appreciated :)