Create a Little Art in Your Bathroom
We have been doing a lot of DIY renovations to our home. When it came to our Master Bath, I really didn’t want to go to the expense of a huge remodel at this time, but I definitely knew that something had to be done to make the spa tub surround/skirt more appealing. It was really plain & honestly quite ugly.
As I sat on the edge of my bed & peered into the Master Bath, It came to me that the surround appeared to look more like framing than a skirt, so why not add a little art into the frames?
it turned out to be a really simple, unique & Inexpensive fix to the biggest eyesore in our Master Bath area.
I sanded the wood by hand with a medium grade sandpaper of 120, then Followed up sanding once more with a finer grade sandpaper of 600 to smooth the wood after stripping the varnish from it with the sandpaper.
Once all the sanding was complete, I wiped down all the wood with Isopropyl Alcohol.
Next I primed & painted the frames around the areas that I planed to display art images in.
Next I began adding images to our tub surround. I had purchased 2 large wall paintings for this project. One was purchased at a local thrift store, and the other came from a neighborhood garage sale. Each of the 2 paintings were cut in half & sized to fit into side by side frames. This allowed me to only have to purchase 2 paintings instead of 4, and make each set into separate yet complete paintings. Once the paintings were sized, I painted the backs of the paintings with glue & placed them into the frames. After the paintings were glued into place. I glued another very small strip of white wood just on the inside of the frame & on top of the paintings to give each one a more finished look.
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Donna Schulz on Oct 06, 2022
Your very welcome!!! Can’t wait to see how your project comes out! I bet it will be fabulous.
Peabutton's Mom on Oct 12, 2022
This is fabulous makeover! I love how you were able to use one painting for each pair of frames. I have a walk in shower but I'm definitely keeping this idea for future moves!
Did you seal the paintings in case of splashed water?
What covering the opening for access to plumbing? Mine is on the last panel by the faucet..
Oh how beautiful is this? It is 1000 times nicer to look at than what was there before. I want an ugly tub surround so I can do this too! LOL