Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shower Curtain Make Over

I love Connor and Lauren's bathroom.  It's bright and fresh, and has one of my favorite color combinations in it.  Yellow, gray and white.  I really love these together, and it looks so good in their bathroom  However, it is next to impossible to find a shower curtain to go with this color scheme.  So what's a girl to do?  Well, paint a shower curtain? Stencil it to be exact.

Lauren was my little helper, well really she just posed for this and left to play Ben 10 with her brother.  She did bring me the camera so I could get some pics of the project.  That counts as help, right? 

I used regular acrylic paint from Michael's, think it was $.79 a bottle, and I used one.  The curtain, I bought it at Marshall's for $7 last summer.

Please ignore the wet spot at the top, I made an oopsies, and had to clean it up.  It came out and dried fine, thank goodness.   Glad the kids were upstairs playing at this point, or they would have learned a few new words!  doh!

In place, it dried really fast, and fyi I had to clean paint of the kitchen floor.  No big deal, came right off.  I only stenciled the one stripe, I could have done more, but really wanted something asymmetrical and geometric looking. 

There bathroom is pretty small, making it hard to photograph.  I just wanted to show you the rest of it.  

Their initials are on the wall opposite the shower, next to the sink.  Really easy project, I just bought the letters and ampersand and painted them white.

I made these too, just some canvas, stencils and paint.  Instant Live, Laugh, Love art.

Thanks for stopping by! xx



Donnie said...

You did a beautiful job. very nice.

Jenni said...

Tammy, I LOVE how you have decorated your children's bathroom! Yellow, gray and white is such a fun color combination, and what a great idea to stencil a shower curtain! I also really like how you put their initials on the wall, as well as the three canvas art pieces you made!

The next project I have to do is the kids' bathroom, and you have given me some good ideas AND inspiration. :)

Also, thank you so much for your advice on the painted vanity question~ it was so helpful to get feedback on this!

I hope you are having a fun weekend!

{Beautiful Nest}

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy!

What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? Oh, because you did :) Love the color combination you chose for the kids bathroom! Very cheery and fun!

I have so many projects going right now. My house is in constant DIY mode.

Still have a yucky head cold but hoping to get out tomorrow! Hope you're having a good weekend friend! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the initials and prints you made, too! xo

Stephanie @ The Cozy Old Farmhouse said...

I had the same trouble with my kid's bathroom, couldn't find a shower curtain I liked. I ended up sewing two "stripes" of wide ribbon across the bottom, and voila, exactly what I wanted! Your stenciling turned out great, looks beautiful.

Megan said...

this is a great idea. I love that the stencil goes vertically.


Unknown said...

Had a question for you. I plan to paint a show curtain too. Does the acrylic paint hold?

Check out the giveaway from Elizabeth Horton on my blog. A chance to win a whimsical fairy silhouette t-shirt. Your daughter will love it!

pamlovesbooks said...

nice job but i really just hopped over from FJI because i just had to get a look at the cutie cutie helper of yours!

annies home said...

you did a great job dressing up this small space

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

awesome tammy! love the stencil you chose! and the font on those letters is awesome! <3

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Jill said...

What a great bathroom! I love the personal touches! and to paint the shower curtain too - lovely touch!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

What an awesome idea!

I just found you from Michelle's blog. Don't you love her blog! She has such great stuff!!

I'm in Golden! Another Colorado girl!
Great blog! I just became a follower!
I would love if you stopped by sometime!

Anonymous said...

I love the sunny color of your walls. If I were you, I'd be saying words your kids would learn too if I spilled that paint....which is why I am always terrified of these type projects. No matter how careful I am, I always get paint where I don't want it to go. What a great custom shower curtain that you made for being daring!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

It's amazing what a little paint can do! It looks amazing!

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, that shower curtain is so cool, I LOVE it! Beautiful project, I agree it looks really good with just the one stripe.

DIYbyDesign said...

I love your idea and how it came out. It looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by and joining the Winter Blues Wednesday Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

Unknown said...

Haha! I had a few choice words with a project I was working on today! I love the new curtain, it looks great with the rest of your bathroom.

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Wow I LOVE this bathroom. I'm about to do a shower curtain stencil as well. Nice job with the accents and all, really great.

Michelle said...

I was expecting this stencil to be horizontal, I LOVE that you did it vertical! I'd love for you to come link this project and any other great ideas you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @


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