Monday, April 22, 2013

Girly Bathroom for about $30!!!

**Warning photo heavy post**

We have 2 bathrooms.  One of which we all hate.  We never use it and we basically store junk in it.  I took "before" pics of my project but I took them AFTER I cleaned 2 contractor sized garbage bags of junk out of there! 

Then over at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge this week is to create something in 3D.   So I was totally inspired to use my Cricut and do my bathroom.  I hope you come over there and join us!

Ironically, one of the things I hated about the bathroom was it was too feminine- pink walls, ceiling, and counter top.  I remember the day I took down the pink lace curtains crying tears of joy.  Then I totally went in the direction of girl with this even after that.  I like this girly better though ;)  There are a few more things I need and need to do for this room but this is where we are at with it now.

My daughter wanted to create a girly bathroom so this was a joint project (mostly she checked on my progress over and over and over and over).  She feels we need a sign on the door that says "No Boys Allowed"- I really don't think that is necessary considering how girly it is!

The photos don't really show the pink well, in my opinion, but it was a drab grayish pink.

For the shower curtain I used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  I bought a twin size sheet for $4.84 at Wal-Mart cut it to size and sewed burlap and lace on the top.  The girl is cut with an old white sheet.  Once I cut it I realized there was some kind of mark on the sheet... YIKES.  So I rolled some fabric flowers for it ;) to cover it.  The shower curtain was what I originally created for the challenge.  They I shared the photo with some people I know and they weren't thinking the shower curtain was so wonderful LOL.  So I opted not to make it my design team entry.
I just zig zag stiched the girl on.

I then got some super cheap frames at Wal-Mart for $1.46 that were "brass."  Well, I spray painted them but when I took the glass out they started coming apart.  So I did the best I could to fix them up.  The vinyl inside the frames are all cuts from Forever Young.

Rag banner with purple, white, lace, and ribbon.  This cost me nothing  I only used things I had kicking around.

This is my daughter's jewelry board.  She already started putting her stuff on ;).  We saw some great ones online with different knobs but had a wicked hard time finding knobs here.  We are going to keep an eye out for some at yard sales this summer.  Creating this was interesting to say the least.  I got an old bulletin board out of the basement and attempted to cut it.  The process wasn't pretty... it involved hammers, knives, band aids and mess.  Then for 97 cents I got the mug hooks for her to hang her jewelery from.

You know those home improvement shows where they always miraculously have this fabulous furniture just in hiding somewhere?  Yeah, I watch those and I am thinking what the heck why would you just have that hanging around and not be using it.  I am not money rich so I try to be as thrifty as possible.  We actually did have my husband's grandmother's desk just kicking around!  I love that it came from her.  The jewelery armoire I had in my bedroom.  See that fabulous round mirror?  It weighs like 5 million pounds.  When my husband and I got married WAY back in 1999 ;) we bought a house that was fully furnished.  That was one of the pieces in the house.  A lot of the stuff we got rid of but that mirror was something we hung onto.  It fits perfectly here.
My daughter LOVES to leave me notes.  Many nights I climb into bed and there is a note on my pillow with a blank note card for me to right back to her.  So we got some chalkboards to hang in our bathroom for messages.  THe were 85 cents each.

The above 2 are Pinterst inspired projects.  The jars are all for our "stuff" and we did the silver platters tray in the corner for fun.  The jars and stuff I had on hand.  I paid $1.75 on doilies and another $3 on burlap ribbon.  I had the other ribbon and burlap on hand.  I got the silver platters for a total of $3.50 at Goodwill (it was half price day!)  I had the candlesticks.

Again, we cut from the Forever Young cartridge.  This was a frame I had at home that I lightly painted white allowing some of the color from before to come through and make it look worn.

These are from pieces of that bulletin board and I wrapped the in fabric and embellished.

And finally my DT entry for Fantabulous Cricut this week.  The letter is fron Songbird.  I then wrapped a bunch of flowers to decorate the frame a bit.  I got the frame for $3.75 after discounts.

I got the paint for $8 because it was a mis-tint!!!!!

So you can see this project was super cheap and it was a lot of fun for my daughter and I.

Thanks again for visiting!!!!


  1. Your new bathroom looks fabulous, and the frame is the perfect fit, the flowers on it look so pretty!!

  2. I think its great! It's unique and you took it it and made it your own. Fabulousity at its best my friend.


  3. Your bathroom looks great! I love how you incorporated Cricut images in so many places - in the frames, the shower's fabulous!

  4. Oh my your bathroom looks amazing! I loved how you used the cricut to decorate!!!

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