Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quick & Easy Kids Bath Idea

Since we rent, there isn't a lot we can do to change a room with painting the walls, etc. I know a lot of you are in the same position! I was looking for something to put up on a large, empty wall in the main bathroom my kids use. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, and I really wanted it to be fun for my kids. I would LOVE to have a nice guest bath with seashells and soaps and rolled up washcloths, but for now, this room is used by my toddlers 99% of the time so I really wanted it to reflect that in a cute way.

So........I found these great black frames (with white mats) for THREE dollars each at Walmart (yes, they're cheap, but they aren't being moved around a lot (at all) and they have stood up very well, actually!) and went to town.


First, I had my then almost 2-year-old help with some fingerpainting - I did the letters, and she helped decorate around them.


Then, I let them dry completely. (Took about two hours - did this during naptime.) When they were dry, I framed them in the bargain frames.

Next, I did the ribbons to hang the frames. Warning: if you have a black doesn't ever go with brown pet-peeve, just stop reading now. My walls are a nice deep brown. Since my frame was black, I used a darker brown ribbon to hang the frames because it was the only color I had I wanted to bring the colors together. I just cut four equal strips of ribbon, after figuring out how low I wanted the frames to hang. Then I just eye-balled the center of each strip, tied a bow, then hot-glued the ends of the ribbon onto the back of the frames.


Then, since I can never get a straight line EVER, and I didn't have another adult around to help - I decided to stagger the letters. I think it worked.


I also took a picture of my kids in their hooded bath towels after a bath one night and framed it. I used a small easel that wasn't being used to hold the picture.

My kids love seeing their art and a picture of themselves in the room, which (I think) is worth so much more than a bowl of guest soaps.

7 comments:

  1. Love this idea! It would be fun to do with their names in their room too! And the bath picture on the sink is adorable!

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  2. What a cute idea! I might have to copy that! :)

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  3. Very cute

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  4. What a great idea! It's adorable!

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  5. Oh wow that is a very cool idea! I love the picture of the kids in their towels. I am totally stealing your idea! Thanks!

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  6. Oh I LOVE this idea! I'm probably gonna have to steal it :) The girls bathroom needs new "art work" and this would be perfect.

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