DIY Bubble Shower Curtain

When I was dreaming up my bathroom makeover I knew the shower curtain would be the a main focal point. After searching and searching and finding nothing that would fit, I decided to create one of my own!

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As luck would have it, I happened upon a curved shower curtain rod for just $10 on Craig’s List. Ten. Dollars. Needless to say, I snatched it up right away! No matter what type of shower curtain rod you have, you can still create this look. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 canvas drop cloths (or 1 that you cut in half and hemmed)
  • 3 shades of blue craft paint
  • 3 different sized ‘circles’
  • gray or silver/shimmery craft paint
  • scotch guard
  • piece of cardboard/cardstock for paint

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Start by making a circle with each color of blue paint, this will help you evenly apply the paint to the rim of each ‘circle’.

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Starting with your largest ‘circle’ dip the rim in each paint color, one at a time, and stamp bubbles up and down each curtain pane. I chose not to wipe off the paint color before going to another one because it created a marbled/ombre effect on some bubbles.

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Repeat the same process with your medium and small circles as well.

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Now that you’ve stamped all 3 circles sizes, take a step back and make sure you don’t have any ‘empty’ spaces. If you do, go back and stamp a few more bubbles.

Now grab your silver paint of choice and stamp circles in all three sizes, overlapping and filling in any additional open spaces.

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For me the silver paint was more of a background color or a shadow so I didn’t worry about the placing too much, I just stamped it wherever I thought it looked good!

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After the paint is dry, hang your shower curtain and give it a few coats of Scotch Guard.

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And there you have it, your very own DIY Bubble Shower Curtain!TFP Shower Curtain 1

You could stamp any shape you can dream up like stars or leaves from your yard. What do you think, what shape would you stamp?

 

PS – You can see the overall progress of the bathroom here and a tutorial for DIY Driftwood Art here.

DIY Driftwood Art

Our guest bathroom has gone through a lot of changes recently and today I am going to share with you my DIY Driftwood Art.

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The last time you saw these twigs they were a part of my Faux Mantle over the holidays. I wasn’t ready to part with them so I kept them in my stash until I noticed a blank wall in the bathroom and decided to create some art.

To make your own DIY Driftwood Art here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8-10 twigs of similar size and length
  • fishing wire
  • clear thumb tacks
  • hammer

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Start with 2 thumb tacks and attach fishing line to each tack. You’ll want the fishing line to be slightly longer than the wall space you want to fill.

I found it easiest to double knot the fishing line to the tack and then hammer it to the ceiling.

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Hammer each tack to the ceiling, spacing them equally over the wall space you want to cover. (Please disregard my ceiling that hasn’t been cut-in yet. . . and by yet I mean 10 months later.. . . . don’t judge me.)

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Start by hanging one twig at a time, tying each twig at the desired height and working your way down until the wall looks ‘full’. I double knotted each twig to each fishing line and were about a week in and nothing has fallen. Don’t worry too much about trying to keep the twigs even or straight, a little overlapping gives it m ore character!

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And there you have it, no more boring wall!

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Have you ever created art out of another ‘found’ item like twigs?

Bathroom Progress: Under the Sea

A bathroom update is here! Since we painted the bathroom last fall I’ve been dreaming of what I’ve now coined my Under the Sea bathroom.

Here’s what it looks like today:
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My mom gave this awesome sea shell mirror that now hangs above the sink.

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And next to the mirror hangs 2 Little Mermaid prints and some custom art I created.

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On the other side of the room, I created this custom bubble print shower curtain (tutorial coming soon!).

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Do you recognize these branches? They’re repurposed from a Christmas project . . . and yes, a tutorial is coming soon on the project too!

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Progress has been made but I still have a lot in store! Have you made progress on any projects this weekend?