Easy to make customized Bathroom Wall Art using scrap wood and shape tape.
My kids don’t have an issue with blank walls but I sure do. I don’t mind a little white space but since we’re renting everything seems to be white and blah. Making our own art for their bathroom is an easy way to add color to the room. White walls, white tile, glass shower door, and a huge mirror doesn’t leave much space to add color so it was time to go bold!
Scrap wood (mine are 12″x12″)
It was easy to come up with 3 fun pieces of art for a minimal cost using these few supplies. Use my ideas or be creative and come up with your own.
Start by painting the 3 pieces of wood using 2 coats of white paint. Let them dry over night or for a day before adding the next color.
I love shape tape! It would be impossible for me to make these shapes without it. The guide marks on the front of the tape are so helpful. The slit liner on the back of the tape makes it easy to apply by removing one half of the liner, positioning the tape and then removing the other half. You can create the pattern you want by varying the widths, reversing, or staggering the tape to make your own unique designs.
The tape comes in 3 different shapes so you can pick your favorite for you particular project. I’m working with the wave and scallop tape for this project but there is also a chevron shape tape.
I applied 2 coats of Ultramarine. I love this bright color and it’s pretty perfect for that sunshine and coastal feel. Let it dry about 10 minutes then peel the tape off. Do you love a crisp clean paint line as much as I do? It’s so fun peeling off the tape for the big reveal.
TaDa! I love how they turned out but they still needed something more before hanging on the wall.
I distressed the edges a little using medium grit sandpaper. I decided not to distress the top for this project, but that would look really great and it’s a good idea for my next project.
I used a personal cutting machine to cut an anchor, sea star, and fish out of vinyl. You could actually cut them out by hand because they’re such a simple shapes. Or use them as stencils and paint the shapes on.
Once the paint is dry apply the vinyl to the front of each piece of painted wood.
I love the color the pieces add to the bathroom and that it’s so easy to make custom pieces using a few simple supplies. Our homes should reflect our family’s personalities and interests and custom pieces can do that.
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