Shower Curtains Are Not Just For Showers!

5 Materials
1 Hour

I wanted my bathroom to be magical. Why not? I wanted to find some art that swept you away into another place when you entered my bathroom, something that was large but not overwhelming. After all it's just a little bathroom...everyone has them and I wanted mine to be remembered.

My main floor bathroom has been left out compared to the rest of the house! It has no theme and a bunch of random decor gets thrown into it. Sad. Here my husband is measuring the wall so I know what dimensions I'm working with and how big of an image I can fit on the wall.

I started my search for art. I found wall paper but I just know my patience level can't handle that. Then I thought, what is like an art print but comes in a giant size, and cost's no more then $100? So I punched in shower curtains on line.... I found a polyester shower curtain and I instantly knew it was made for me and my half bathroom and a whopping $68 usa. Being in Canada and adding 30% more for the exchange still makes it under $100 and for an art piece that size I won't find a better deal. I ordered it! (source on my blog) I now needed a huge frame so I had my husband cut some casing for me in the shape of a picture frame. I am an artist who has a studio at home and I have amazing products on hand at every moment. I grabbed my Fusion Mineral Paint soft gold metallic and got painting the frame.

We then layed out the shower curtain and upholstery stapled it to the top frame piece so we had a starting point when we hang it on the wall. I folded the sides in to make it more proportional on the wall.

Once we nailed the initial piece of frame to the wall we carried on adding the frame and pulled the curtain tight as we continued to nail it to the wall until the frame was complete.

Oh My Goodness it's turning out just like it did in my head!! I added some small Whimsical decor items and BAM done! I wanted it to look like a giant framed art piece that sweeps you away if even for a moment!

This small marble top table was found at the thrift store. The swan and her pearls is a piece I've had for years!

I love the flowers and the airy little shelf.

Here is a closer shot of the print. So romantic. I love the lanterns coming out of the castle at night but I super love the little couple in the boat! This curtain is polyester and water proof.

Resources for this project:

See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info

Ava Blake Creations
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

3 of 109 questions
  • Loretta Champagne Loretta Champagne on Feb 06, 2021

    Stunning idea! I have painted lovely murals in the past but Arthritis wont allow me do be so artistic any longer, alas. This is brilliant. I was planning on doing several small paintings on canvas for my Bath but this is much better and less painful. I think I may use it as a shower curtain and place another rod above it close to the ceiling for a fabric framing piece. Long flowing fabric on the sides with a valance length across the whole top. Wouldn't have a bottom frame but it may work. What do you guys think?

  • Shelley Shelley on Mar 07, 2021

    it Would be cool to add little fairy lights up in those stars if you could figure out how to do it? They would act like a night light also. Nice job.

  • Jroeber Jroeber on Mar 10, 2021

    I like the print that you have. Where can I find that one


Join the conversation

4 of 1093 comments
  • Martha rice-vincent Martha rice-vincent on Jul 12, 2021

    I have looked at Society6 shower curtains et al. I really loved the print you have but didn't find it on their site - my spouse died IN MY BATHROOM of a sudden heart attack and it's been so painful a place for me - he died in Sept 2020.

    I LOVE THE IDEA OF THAT BEAUTIFUL PIC OF THE COUPLE IN A BOAT with those LANTERNS ABOVE - our wedding theme was STARRY NITE.....CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME /SOURCE of THAT curtain - I want to make my bathroom a SOOTHING MEMORY FOR US.....again!!! The idea of a wall framed photo is perfect for that spot where he took his last breath.

    Many thanks in advance for this info. I intend to always enjoy my bubble baths once again. I didn't find the info on your blog OR on society6's sites.

  • Silvana De Nardis Silvana De Nardis on Jul 20, 2021

    Beautiful ! I love it