Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kids Bathroom Sneak Peek

Our kids/guest/upstairs bathroom has been a long drawn out project. Probably more than it ought to be but with Adam's long work days and me staying home with the kids all day, we are beat by the time we put them down. So, we usually save any work up there for the weekend. In an effort to try to speed the process along since I don't know how to grout tile (we just have a little area around the toilet), unclog toys from the toilet (she says she flushed 2 and attempted 3) and am tired of trying new ways to remove stains from cast iron (CLR doesn't work, any other ideas?), I decided to get a jump on decorating.


Yesterday, I got out my husband's jigsaw for the first time.


I've really loved all these whales I've been seeing on the internet and attempted at making my own. After drawing the whale on the board using chalk, I just sawed it right out! It was so easy!

I then applied two coats of blue, a darker shade first and lighter on top and sanded it down to show all layers including the white base that I started with. We also painted the wall up top Filtered Shade by Valspar, the same color in the kids room.


I'm trying to be kid-friendly but also decorate this as a not-too-tacky guest bathroom too. I'm gonna hang it up on the wall once I attach some hardware to the back of it.



So there's your sneak peek! Hopefully, blogging about this will keep us motivated to finish soon and I'll post more when we're done!

10 comments:

  1. That is awesome!!!! I love the whale, he is too neat!

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  2. I love what you're doing, can't wait to see more!

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  3. Since you showed me what you're doing in that bathroom at the yard sale, I've been thinking about whales too! I think if we have a boy I may attempt a nautical/whale theme :)

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  4. Nat....you can easily learn to grout tile....fast. As for the cast iron, what is it you are working on???? Love, ramona

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  5. The whale is a whale of an idea but the rug is very artsy. I like the red accent.

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  6. Love it Nat! Red and that color blue are so popular right now! It looks so clean in a bathroom. Great idea!
    -Sarah

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  7. I need a new post Nat. Need some inspiration. Don't let me down. C'mon. Bring it.

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  8. your face in the saw picture pretty much sums up me & saws- i'm a little scared of them! but i LOVE your whale! i just wrote about one just like that but covered in chalkboard paint, perfect for a playroom! you make me feel like maybe i really could saw something :)
    http://leafandletterhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/06/inspiration-chalkboard-paint.html

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