Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I love nothing more than to get into a hot bubble bath at the end of the day. To make it even better, I love to light candles and turn out the lights. Okay, I just realized where it sounds like I'm headed with this, but I'm talking about being alone in the quietness and warmth after a long day, week, YEAR! I wanted to create a bit of a spa feel to the bathroom with a budget of...zero. Guess what, I did it! Here's how. I took painters tape, a level and a ruler to mask off stripes on the back wall. I already had the white paint adding to the "zero" factor. I wanted to soften the transition from the wall color to the white so I mixed a little bit of these two colors together to create the stripe between the two. I really wanted to add some fun, relaxing words again without spending any money. Have you priced those cute vinyl words? That just wasn't going to be an option, so here's what I did. I printed off the words, "relax, refresh and renew" in the size and font that I wanted on the computer. I turned the paper over to the back, and with a pencil turned on it's side with the led flat, I rubbed it until the whole word was covered. I then held the paper in the position on my wall where I wanted it, and traced the word with an ink pen. When you lift up the paper, you should have an impression of the word. I painted over the letters using a really tiny paint brush, but if I did it again, I would probably use a paint pen. I think it would come out cleaner and neater. It's hard to have a steady hand when writing on a wall. The result isn't perfect like it would be if it were made of vinyl, but that's okay with me. It gave me the result and feel that I was going for and did I already mention that it didn't cost me a thing?
You should try it! If you do, let me know and send me a picture. I'd love to see it!