Monday, October 3, 2011

Bathroom Wall Art

My poor husband is lucky enough to have his own powder room, but unfortunate enough that I don't go in there to notice that it isn't decorated.  At all.  It is completely bare except for a mirror.  Very, very sad.

Of course he would never complain but the last time I cleaned in there, I noticed just how lame it looked and decided to fix it up.

This powder room is attached to our en suite bath so I wanted to keep the theme (monochrome beachy) the same.

I started with a canvas from the dollar store.  I marked off 2-inch intervals with a pencil on the back.


Next I took some twine and wound it around the canvas, starting at the back (which I stapled using the staple gun).  I wound the twine twice at every 2-inch mark, then did a diagonal on the back side.  Here is the back side.


This is what the front looked like after I trimmed most of the scragglies:



I got out my glue gun and a bag of small shells (again the dollar store) and just starting gluing one shell per square.



After each square had a shell, this is what it looked like.


I hung it up.  Pretty simple.



 I found a clear glass vase and then picked some weeds goldenrod from the yard.  I added the remainder of the shells to the vase so that you can't see the stems.  It will dry to a more neutral colour and match even better in a few weeks.



This is where I'm partying:

13 comments:

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

You know I'm going to love anything beachy, but this is a great idea!! I never would of thought using the canvas mat like that! Love it!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love, love the goldenrod. If I did this for my husband there's a good chance he wouldn't even notice. :o) Hope your hubs liked it! I'm off today. My teachers are at a conference. Going to the dentist (blah) and then the antique mall (yay!)

Mindy said...

What, no furry pink Peggy Bundy toilet seat cover?!
It turned out cute...er, I mean, manly.

Kadie said...

I really like the way the canvas and vase turned out! I never think of canvas. This would go great in my bathroom. :)

MiMi said...

Wow! Those look GREAT!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a nice little pick me up for your hubs sad bath. Great idea, Terry.

Town and Country Gals said...

That was perfect, just enough and not to fussy. Simple but very clever! Looks great!
Rebecca

Amy said...

Great ideas! I am always looking for fun things to do with seashells...I feel like we come home with so many every time we go to the beach!

Stephanie said...

You are so creative! Such a unique way to display the shells! I love it! The goldenrod looks great too!!

Mary Jo said...

Love the canvas idea! I should've done something like this after our summer beach trip, but ended up ditching the shells for lack of a better idea. Next year, however, I'm going to remember this one. Thanks! :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great coastal touches! So the goldenrod will just dry out eventually..., awesome!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, LOVE your shell art...so VERY "beachy!"

Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/...hope you might stop by and say hi!)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Well done - simple and beachy is exactly what you have accomplished. I didn't know that goldenrod dries well. I should cut some and give it a try as I love their shape.

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