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DIY Bathroom Art – with Drop Cloth Matting

Have you ever found yourself trying to complete a project with an already small budget and suddenly you realize you need something else?  One. more. thing. that you have no money for?  Thankfully it’s not really a serious situation but part of a fun challenge with my blogging friends.  I’m sure you’ve all faced something similar.  You want to do something new, change up your room a bit but cash is tight. Been there… I had zero money left in the budget when I was finishing up my Master Bathroom Makeover, and I needed some Art.  What’s a girl to do but whip up some DIY Bathroom Art with what she has on hand.

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Just like with the Bathroom Makeover Challenge I’ve joined with my group of blogging friends to bring you our creative Drop Cloth Projects.  When you’re done here please visit them to see what awesome stuff they’ve created.  You can find their projects linked up at the bottom of this post.

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I rummaged through all the picture frames I have stashed here and there and finally found one big enough.  It had some bumps and dings on it but it was the best one I had.  Since I didn’t have time to paint the frame I decided to go with it and blend in the dings with some more dings, with my hammer.

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

So, be careful hitting your picture frame with the glass still inside.  I should have removed the glass and thankfully there were no mishaps that would have made me want to cuss 🙂

The result is subtle but now the frame looks like it was supposed to be like that versus some random dents.

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

I already knew what I wanted my DIY Bathroom Art to say so I got busy at the computer picking just the perfect style and size font.  Then I printed it out on some heavy photo paper I already had.  But now I needed a mat, or something because my frame opening was too big for my paper.

With no money to purchase a mat I pulled out all the scrapbook paper I have but none were tall enough.  Then I had a great idea, I’d use some left over drop cloth as my matting and mount the phrase over it.

Do you see all the glue on the edges of the frame backing?  Well that was attempt #1 that didn’t go so well.  I’d tried to wrap the drop cloth around the backing and glued it.  It wasn’t until I tried to put it into the frame that I realized it was now too thick to fit back into the slots of the frame.  Take 2.

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

I traced around, cut and then glued it along the edges.

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

Then I just had to center the printed phrase on the drop cloth matting.  I held it in place with a few small folds of clear tape, and put it into the frame.  Here it is sitting on the Mid-Century Modern Night Stand I painted a few months back.  I love having that table in my office.

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

I couldn’t get a good shot of it hanging in our tiny bathroom because the angles were all wrong but I want to show you where it really lives.

My husband said he liked it, but that the words should be on the left.  I told him it’s artistic that way.  We agree to disagree 🙂

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.


DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

DIY Bathroom Art is a thrifty way to add beautiful decor to any bathroom, office, or kitchen.

It’s that simple to whip up some DIY Bathroom Art, or anyroom art, when you need it and when your budget tries to say “not happening.”  DIY for the win 😀

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Kellie

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

This is such a cute Idea I love it, Toni!

Carolann

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

What a great idea. I love it! Love that quote too. I need one of those hanging in my house for sure!

Toni Harvey

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Yes you do Carolann :) it's a great daily reminder.

sara s syrett

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

What a fun and creative idea! Love it!

Toni Harvey

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Thanks Sara!

Pamela

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Neat project. I had no idea so many things could be accomplished with drop cloth. You could even do a pain splatter and make some funky art.

Love it.

Toni Harvey

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Yes Pamela, it's a very versatile product and super affordable.

Anika

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Love the idea Toni!! It looks great! And of course the quote is awesome!!

Toni Harvey

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Thanks Anika, I "borrowed" it from one I saw on an episode of Fixer Upper a few seasons ago.