Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Easiest Bathroom DIY project

As many of you probably know {and some may not}, my husband and I purchased a fixer-upper home a little over two years ago. To say that we were in way over our heads would be an understatement. To say that we weren't extremely excited and nervous at the same time would be a total lie. Buying a home was one of the most trying times in our lives, and a process we hope to not do again anytime soon. But actually remodeling the home? That would prove to be the biggest challenge of them all. But a challenge? We like. And a challenge? We were successful at. But of course there are always two sides to remodeling a home.

You see, fixing the holes in the wall, ripping out flooring, and gutting out bathrooms and kitchens can make the home feel cleaner, more up to date, and might I add...more livable. But to make a house feel like a home is where the challenge truly lies.

I'm not an interior decorator. I'm also not made of money. So when you put the two together, I instantly think disaster. But in today's world we have resources. And we have magazines. And websites. And stores that have endless amounts of decor with appropriate prices tags.

But my favorite price tag of all? F-R-E-E.

And free usually means one of two things; 1. It was handed down to you {which is also great!}, or 2. A DIY Project. Now, not all DIY projects are free. But if you dig nice and hard in your attic or under that bed, trust me, you may find some hidden treasures.

And for today's DIY project, I wanted to show you guys a DIY bathroom project that is simple, quick {took me a total of 10 minutes}, and classy

Step-by-step Instructions

1. Gather your supplies. You will need a picture frame, depending on your bathroom sink size. I chose a 4x6 one, however I had many other options to pick from. Again, you can find these in your home! Or feel free to go out and buy a pretty fancy one. These sizes normally run $5-10 at the store.  You will also need a background for your frame. I chose to use a printout, which I found here {free}. You can also use scrapbook paper. Or better yet, if you are a clever little designer, design your own on the computer! And lastly, a bottle of soup and lotion. However, I will show you at the end other ways to use the frame besides for soup.

2. Take out the picture from the frame. I actually had a picture of my mom in this frame {promise mom I placed it in a new frame}.

3. Take off the back. Make sure to rip off the stand. Do this gently as to not rip a large whole in the back. But if you did? I promise no one would notice.

4. Measure and cut. Cut out your art to fit the requirements of the frame.

5. Place it in the frame.

6. Put the soap and lotion on top of the frame! And there you go! Finished project.

Now, I'm sure you are thinking that you absolutely did not need me to explain this DIY project as the pictures are self-explanatory. But I know that for me? I need explanation on everything! I'm not the most crafty individual out there!

And lastly, here is a picture of another way you can use the frame to spice up your bathroom. Hope you all have enjoyed this DIY project. Please feel free to send me pictures if you guys decide to do the same project. I'd love to see how they all turn out.

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  1. That is a really cute idea! I might have to go do that asap.

  2. Im doing this!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such a cute idea, I will have to do this! :)
    <3 Melissa

  4. LOVE it!!! And totally looks like something I could actually make;)

  5. Cute and creative Momma! I love this as an easy bathroom addition.

  6. I'm definitely doing this, thanks for the idea. I LOVE that you have a "pin it" button... I know so many people that will love this idea as well.

  7. That is so precious and easy! I would have never thought of that! SO CUTE! I must do it!

  8. What a cool idea! As soon as our hired plumbers in Melbourne finish our plumbing problems, I'll start working on my DIY home decor problems.

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