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.

32 thoughts on “A Sign Project And Updating The Bath”

  1. 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!


  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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