I never really know what kind of art is appropriate for bathrooms: fancy toilets? Words? Scenic views? I am clueless. But I wanted something to fill the blank spot above our toilet and of course I wanted to do it on the cheap.
Like so many other people in blogworld, I stumbled upon this simple puffy paint art project.
I loved the simplicity of it, and I didn't want to have anything too busy in that room. I had a couple canvases hanging around from forgotten projects, so I decided to give this a go.
Again, I was stuck with the problem of 'what design goes in a bathroom?' ( I know, my life is so rough). I wanted something that didn't have a crap ton of detail. I finally decided on a water lily for it's simple, curved lines. I found a picture, made an outline in Photoshop, blew it up a gazillion times and printed it out in sections
Using the same method I used here, I transferred the image on to an 11x8 canvas and outlined it in puffy paint.
Looking back, this is where I should have called it a day. However, Allison from Half of VAMH mentioned her version might have looked better with paint and a roller. I wanted a pop of color, so I decided to give it a try. I snagged a $3 sample of Valspar's Betsy Ross House Blue and rolled over the puffy paint.
This is what I got:
Snoozefest Twenty Twelve. It's basically a blue square.
I lived with it for a couple weeks and tried to convince myself it was everything I wanted and more. It was not. In an attempt to 'fix' it, I went over the outline one more time with a light coat of white paint to make it pop
I still don't love it, but I'm going to get my $3 of paint out of it. Consider it a place holder until I figure out what to put in this spot.
Always & Forever,