In my last post I shared the beginning of the budget friendly bathroom encore. After finding a way to get custom washcloths for a great price I was in the home stretch. The wrought iron pieces that were on the wall had no place in this brighter bathroom. I really wanted something very similar to the flowers in the shower curtain.
What's a girl to do?
Well, if she could draw or paint she would create 2 canvas art pieces with these flowers on them. And, if she can't draw a straight line with a ruler, she fakes it!!
Remember the paint by number kits that everyone got for Christmas? Well, here's my version, paint by letters. Using a 12 x16 Artist Loft canvas pack from Michaels, and a pencil, I got busy.
You can see that the details aren't that exact, so I crossed my fingers and kept painting. To create the 3 shades I used the acrylic paint straight out of the bottle for the dark, added a little white for the medium and even more white for the light shade.
To add the final details I used a brown marker to outline the petals.
Smaller flowers and leaves were added.
I "shopped " my house and found two candle stick holders and scored a couple of candles super cheap at Ross ( $2.99 each) and finished with a turquoise mercury glass piece and flowers from my dining room.
I finally found somewhere to use 3 turquoise finials I've had for a few years.
Ross was really my saving grace when it came to finishing touches for this bath room. I found the 2 bathmats for under $14.00
. This bathroom went from drab...
All is all, I'm pleased with the encore. Do you think you'd try a paint by letters or numbers piece for your home?