Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Project

I have been looking at different rooms in my house thinking of all the things I want to change. I have been inspired by Jamie, to start thinking about doing some home improvements on my own. Meaning, not thinking of what I want done and then telling Trent to do it. I couldn't do anything that cost much money, so the first project was making my bathroom look a little more like the kid bathroom that it is.
Here is the inspiration for my project. The polka dot shower curtain. I love it and it actually went with the green on the walls so I didn't have to purchase paint. Score.

And here is the space that needed a little something. I really had no decorations what so ever in this bathroom.

Then I got the kids involved. What better way to make a kid bathroom look childlike? Kids and paint.

And here is the result. I didn't like it at first, but now I LOVE it. I had it sitting on the towel rack for a few days waiting for Trent to hang it up and then I thought...'What would Jamie do?' So, I got the hammer, level, and nails and hung it myself. I know this may sound so simple to most of you-do it yourselfers, but this was a big step for me.

And to finish off the bathroom I wanted a picture to document the fun and to know whose hands were which color. I tried a few different patterns with the frame and the stipes won. Now my bathroom makes me happy and the kids love to look at their own masterpiece!

28 comments:

clay and jordan said...

I love, love, love it Amy! Nice work! Now I feel inspired to improve my apartment decor a little bit. Ah...so cute!!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh!! I love it! How creative are you?????? Love the shower curtain, love the "hand painting", and love the picture frame and picture to document the whole thing!! Don't you ever say you're not handy!!! So proud of you.

PS I learned long ago that I shouldn't compare myself to Jamie and her projects!! Who's as crazy as she is to tackle the projects she does?????

Kim said...

It turned out so dang cute! I love that picture of your kids and I'm glad you went with the stripes.

Dee Dee said...

That turned out adorable! what a cute idea! Amy you are so creative!

Dayna said...

The bathroom looks awesome! You are so creative! Could you send some of that creativity my way!?

Alyssa said...

Go Amy! That looks amazing! I know I can do my bathroom better though... ;)

Wade Family said...

Love it!!!

Wade Family said...

Love it!!!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

So cute. Can you do your next post about how to make the canvas thing that your kids did the handprints on? I would love to do one of those. B

Allen's said...

So cute and creative. My entire house is beige...I am in serious need of color around here! You have inspired me!

Brenda said...

That looks great! I need to start doing things myself too, instead of always waiting for Troy to do them.

Mandi McQuivey said...

That is SO cute Amy! I love it, and you are so creative! Always have been. I bet your kids love their bathroom!

Steph said...

SO CUTE!!! And what a great memory for the kids! I love it! And... I'm impressed, I would never dare to hang a towel rack! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karina said...

very very cool! I LOVE IT, such a good idea... and you have inspired me to use the hammer once in a while!

Amber said...

Amy, you make me proud! Way to go! It is seriously so cute! As I always say way to "take matters into your own tentacles!" If you have no idea what I'm talking about...watch Little Mermaid! :)

Jamie N said...

You give me WAY too much credit.

I LOVE that canvas with the kiddies' hands. Honestly, so cute!!! And the picture frame turned out darling! Nice work! Now, you've inspired me!

Sarah said...

Amy ~ that seriously all turned out SO cute. I love the handprint idea. And I think it is all the more cute since you included that picture as part of the art. Great job!

Brett and Jessica said...

Such a cute idea! I love it!

Putnam Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. It is so dang cute. Such a kids bathroom. I love the painting of all of their little hands. Way precious.
~Katie

Ginny said...

can't even tell you how much I LOVE this idea and how it ended up. and as much as I am so in love with the handprint print, my favorite is the p.s. picture and frame to tell the rest of the story. it is perfect (and would actually match my bathroom quite nicely).

would you mind if i copy?? (if i ever actually get around to it??) I'm definitely inspired!

Julie said...

That is the coolest ever!!! You are so awesome. The color scheme rocks. I love the picture of your kids, half-nakey, with paint all over their hands to document the artwork. Really fantastic.

ajensen said...

i especially love the addition of the framed picture of them. Such a good idea. Especially with so many hands almost the same size!

Tavan said...

Oh wow, I love it!! Very creative!

cwilson said...

Nice work Amy!

amyandseth06 said...

I love it!

Annie said...

SOOO cute (and I'm not one to usually add the extra "o"'s)! I love it!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Looks great and Oakley's do rocks

Eddy and Tiffany said...

Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! May just have to do this too. You're so creative.