Good morning blog lovers. Today I wanted to share with you a little project I worked on a few days ago. Since moving into my new place, I am so eager to get everything looking super cute. Unfortunately the bathroom is fighting back with me. Between the gold fixtures and the lighting, I might as well throw in the towel. But I won’t! Here’s my biggest issue. Being a renter, there are things I can and cannot do. I am still in the process of working with the property manager to replace the towel rods.
Anyways, I was desperate to do something cute in the bathroom in the meantime. Since I had a ton of scrap wood from my DIY Desk adventure, I decided to use a smaller piece for some art. Actually this smaller piece came about because I had originally got the desk top cut to 58″ and it wouldn’t fit in my car so I had him slice off 8″.
I was really inspired by the herringbone pattern on this desk. I love that it is hand done and the lines are not perfect. It gives it so much character.
I got my 8″ x 30″ piece of scrap wood and painted it that blue color I have been using on most my projects lately. I then sanded it down a bit so the wood can peak through.
Then I used a small angled brush and gold paint to draw on the lines. It didn’t take me that long. Maybe 30 minutes. (I apologize for the picture quality- this was iPhone late at night)
Later that evening after 2 glasses of wine, I decided I had to work on the lettering. I woke up in the morning to this:
Don’t ask me why but for some reason 2 glasses of wine went straight to my head that evening. When I got up in the morning, it was time to fix my disaster.
I played around for a while on what word to use and I ended up with Le Toillette- toilet in french. I thought it was cute but it sure was funny waking up to this sign in my bedroom in the morning. No, please don’t use the toilet in my bedroom corner. Especially not my love shack corner!
The first thing I did was use a silver paint pen to go over all the lettering.
Then I used a thick permanent marker to create a shadow in the lettering.
I hammer 2 nails on the back side of the wood slat where the rope would hook around.
This was the before area. That poster kills me. Yes, it is old school Santa Cruz but I can’t handle the 80s vibe with this outdated bathroom.
Here’s the after. I hate to say it, but it almost makes the gold towel rods look good but not good enough to keep them!