I’ve decided that it’s perfectly normal to start with the least difficult (and probably least important!) part of a room makeover first. For example, the kids’ bathroom is going to be getting a budget friendly makeover. It needs paint, something creative done to cover up the random tiling job, a new shower curtain and fresh accessories that don’t include the largest plunger you can buy at the hardware store.
We have low flow toilets. ‘Nuff said.
This has been a “Money Pit” year for us, which means everything needs to be done for pennies…PENNIES I tell ya!
OK, so maybe I might be about to scrounge up a few quarters too but seriously folks this needs to be budget friendly.
I have realized, though, that when I get overwhelmed and don’t want to paint walls and don’t know quite exactly which direction I’m going to head in design-wise, I tackle the most random part of a room makeover first.
Like making some budget friendly wall art!
Here’s is where we are starting. Don’t ask me why there is fishy tile on the back splash with yellows and blues and then tile on the edge of the counter in burgundy and hunter green. Can you guess when our house was built?
Yep…early 90’s! Remember all the burgundy and hunter green back then?
My bridesmaid dress for Heather’s wedding was a hunter green two-piece set with off the shoulder sleeves and dyed to match hunter green shoes.
And of course my bangs were teased within an inch of their life and shellacked with Aqua Net!
Ummm…yeah…there’s no way to take photos like this without being in them.
But, I consider us so close now that I’m wearing sweats to greet you! 😉
To create my budget friendly art for this room I wrapped a canvas with some fun fabric and hot glued it in place.
This lightweight, scroll-y wood frame was on sale therefore still fitting within my budget friendly makeover plans.
Painted and turned into a chalkboard, I then attached it to the canvas using craft glue.
And now I can write little notes of love for my kids…or reminders to not put too much toilet paper in the toilet.
Did you notice something else about the artwork? If you guessed that it was hanging on a different colored wall you would be correct!
I finally stopped rebelling against the proper room makeover sequence of events and painted the walls.
Guess I’m finally growing up a bit.
Just a bit, mind you! 😉
Do you follow us on Facebook? I’ll be sharing more of my progress on this room makeover so be sure to follow along on for sneak peeks!