Monday, April 15, 2013

A Sign Project And Updating The Bath

 
 
I have a little project to show you today. 
 
I was recently at the Habitat For Humanity Re-store where I found this door header
for $3.00.  The shape was great and I thought it would make a pretty sign.
 
I am in the process of decorating the guest bathroom at dad's house.  It is not in the budget
to renovate this forty year old room but I decided I could add a little pretty.  The shower
curtain,  rod and window curtain have been replaced and now I need to paint and accessorize. 
 
The new sign is now hanging in the bathroom.
 
 
 
 
 
I used Microsoft "Word" to make the letters and traced them with graphite paper. The letters were painted with a paint pen and then I used watered down brown paint to age the piece.
 
Here's a small glimpse at the changes made so far.  My goal was to update this bath on a real budget.  Shower curtain was found at GW still in the sealed package and originally marked $89.00, shower rod I bought at Target and the window treatment was made from a pillow case.  The tub tiles are brown and speckled with pink and that is why I decided to go with the curtains in pink.  I was concerned the room might look too childish but I have plans to make sure that does not happen.
 
 
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Open House Party starting
Wednesday evening.
 
Partying this week with:
 

 
Hugs,
Sherry
 


32 comments:

Anne said...

What a cute sign!!!And that shower curtain is so pretty too! I would say you did a wonderful job updating that bathroom on a budget!

Anne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pretty updates Sherry!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The sign is SUPER cute! Love all your updates.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love all the news items for the bathroom. Looks wonderful. I'm sure your dad likes his new updated bathroom.
Mary

Suzan Sweatman said...

I'm in love with the sign Sherry - and the little red cross - PERFECT!!!
XOX

LisaS said...

Amazing what you accomplished with very little $. The sign is perfect ;)

Junkchiccottage said...

Sherry,
It is all looking so cute. I love the shower curtain too. Very pretty.
Kris

Leslie Harris said...

Very cute Sherry, especially with the shower curtain!
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so cute.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love your updates, Sherry! You really got a great deal on that shower curtain.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice sign, Sherry! It looks great and what a perfect piece to turn into a sign.

Jane said...

Love your sign! You did a great job! The updates to the bathroom look wonderful.
Jane

Maureen said...

You've really prettied up the bathroom with some wonderful touches. Love the sign and what a bargain on the shower curtain!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love it! It is nice to know that one can make a room look great on a budget.

I hope your dad is feeling better. Any luck on selling your house?

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

So cute! I love finding architectural pieces. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sherry, I bet your Dad loves you fixing up around the house. Love the sign. Hope all is well xo

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

You did a great job with the sign- it's just perfect. I love the shower curtain- what a find. And the pillow case curtain coordinates so well with the shower curtain. Can't wait to see what else is up your sleeve. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

The sign is great Sherry!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

JUST LOVE IT!!!

Bliss said...

Love the sign so I pinned it!
Bliss

Cynthia said...

Love the shower curtain, what a great update. That sign is adorable too.

Cynthia

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The sign is perfect: the shape, the writing and the little red cross look so well together.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Sherry, I love the sign. Perfect for the bathroom.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Love how your doing it on the cheap...with little cost. Doesn't matter what you do, you make it look GOOD ...and easy too!

Miss Kitty said...

What a great "eye" you have to get that interesting door header and give it a whole new life...and such a great price too. I didn't know if I was the only person who even knows what 'graphite paper" is with all the fancy cutting machines around. If your dad is anything like mine in relation to amount of pills he has to take, you probably feel you ARE an apothecary. Your dad has a great nurse!

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Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Your apothecary sign caught my eye because I am wanting to do one to go with all the little brown bottles I recently found. I love that architectural piece you found to paint on. The shape of it kind of reminds me of a nurses cap in a way. A nod to the theme. How perfect. The bathroom looks beautiful!
Liz

peggy braswell said...

Great work + love it! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

Your sign is adorable and love your shower curtain!! I would love for you to link up at my craft party! Just follow the link....http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-27.html.

Marti

Mimi said...

Love the sign. It's a great jumping off point for the room.

Debra Oliver said...

great job, Sherry, love the shape!

Susan K said...

Awesome job Sherry ... What font did you use for thr sign? love it!