I have had this WHOLE project mapped out in my head for months now. Why has it taken me so long to complete? Hm. Good question. Too bad I don’t have a great answer. Even though I knew very well that this wouldn’t take me more than about 2 hours to complete– yet I always found another project to take precedence over this one. Well the wait it over! I’m so sure we’ve had you at suspense this whole time
My thought was that I wanted to complete our upstairs bathroom renovation with something that would bring in the sweet charm, modern look & yet still have our vintage appeal too. Oh yeah… and it had to be super cheap too. I busted out my crafty skills & some black paint I had left over from a previous project & a pencil & started sketching out the word Bath on the wall. Awesome. It says bath. Now what? No worries… I had this all mapped out in my head… remember?
We had an old crate that we had from another project that I decided to pull apart & use some of the really weathered wood to build a shelf. We had stopped by Home Depot at one point where we picked up bracket shelving pieces. I then used a power drill (yes, ME!) & created a shelf that would soon hold some fun photos of our dogs.
On the shelves I decided to do something funny & silly. I chose to use some photos that we have of our dogs taking one of their many spring baths. You see, since we live in the woods, we have lots of mud from the rain in the spring. Mud + dogs… yeah, you get the idea. I framed a couple of our favorite, funny moments from one of their many mud baths & used frames that I found from the thrift store. Boy do I love thrift stores I used a vase that we received as a wedding present a couple years ago & also used flowers left from another project.
Alright so the big reveal right? Here we go. Everything came together quite nicely & took me about 2 hours to complete this whole project. Here it is!
There you have it! I would even say this would be a great project to frame some of those silly pictures that you have of your children taking their baths. We don’t have children yet so we’ll just go with silly dogs… hey at least they weren’t the chickens, right? ha!
So how much did I spend total on this project?
Crate wood: already had
Black paint: already had
Vase: already had
Flowers: already had
Frames: $1.60 from the thrift store
Photos for frames: I think they were no more than $3? from Snapfish (I could be wrong with the total there)
Brackets for the crate wood shelf: $6 for 2 brackets
GRAND TOTAL: $10.60!!
How’s that for a super cheap & fun project
Brian will be doing a huge post on our upstairs bathroom renovation. It ended up being a HUGE project when it was supposed to be just a week project. I think you all know how those projects go Check back soon for a post on his project.