Bathroom "Refresh" with Cutting Edge Stencils and GIVEAWAY!
Our master bathroom is strange. I don't know who agreed to this design, but it really is a little bit awkward.
The bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom, but there is no door between them- just a nice wide arched opening. (Privacy is so overrated!)
Inside the main part of the bathroom, you'll find an extra wide shower, and across from that, the sink and vanity.
The toilet has its own little closet. I'm living in 21st century America and I have a water closet. A W. C. Who would've thought?
I have done basically nothing for my little toilet room except put a little cabinet to hold any necessary items you might need while in there. But, I have been longing to pretty it up for a while now. So, I took advantage of one of Cutting Edge Stencil's brand new stencils to make this little toilet closet a little nicer. (Did you see my sneak peek on Instagram?)
(Because it is this little room with a crappy light, it was really difficult to get decent pictures. I can't even fit in it far enough back to get a decent shot, so I had to stand outside and lean in. Everything looks a bit crooked but I promise, it's not. Bear with me please- this is NOT my best photo work.)
When I checked out the new line of stencils, I was instantly drawn to the Little Diamond Allover Stencil. I don't know why. I am not usually a geometric person, but I just kept coming back to that one. So I trusted my gut and ordered it.
This is a perfect stencil for a stencil newbie (which I am)! I didn't use a roller, though you certainly could. I just used a few nice stencil brushes, and I used some acrylic paint and chalk paint I already had on hand- simply because it matched the colors I needed.
I made sure to use a spray adhesive to keep the stencil in place, along with some painter's tape. Then, I dabbed just the smallest amount of paint on the brush and filled in each diamond. I did three coats of the blue and two coats of the dark gray. I wasn't sure how it would turn out because the diamonds are a little funky- not exactly even. But when I pulled off the stencil to move it I was thrilled with how it looked.
The blue is from Plaid's FolkArt line- Baby Blue. The dark gray is is DecoArt's Americana Chalky Finish paint in Relic.
Now, I needed a little something for the wall. I wanted a shelf, no! A canvas print. How about a wreath? Or a framed quote ? What quote is appropriate for a toilet room? (Let it Go?)
Then inspiration struck.
Michael's had this 11x14 frame on clearance for $1.79. I painted it to match the wall, then stuck it and my painted, distressed mason jar on the wall with some Command Strips. The flowers are a hydrangea bunch from IKEA I've had for a few years. Both the frame and the jar are painted with the Americana Chalky Paint from DecoArt.
I have to admit I am in love with this. It might be my favorite thing in the whole house. Right now, anyway.
I finished it off with a new basket to hold the TP- Ross for $4.99. Because, when you have a toilet room, you need a place for extra toilet paper.
I still have plans to replace the awful glass globe light on the ceiling. But we're well on our way to having a much nicer little toilet closet. After all, we do spend a significant amount of time in there :)
Want to try out a stencil for yourself? Cutting Edge Stencils can be used for room redos, furniture makeovers, curtains, pillows, craft projects, and more. Check out their blog for design ideas!
They are graciously offering one of you $50 to purchase your own stencil! Enter to win via the Rafflecopter below. Make sure to read the terms so you know you qualify. It's open until Monday August 4th, so get those entries in! Good luck!