Our second bathroom is the kid’s bathroom. When I first moved in to our house, the room had been painted a teal and dark pink color to match the fish-designed shower curtain. Personally, the color combo made me cringe (sorry, hubby). I took these photos after the chair rail and towel bar were taken off the wall:
I also happen to be one of those bizarre people who enjoys painting. When we registered for gifts for our wedding, I saw an adorable shower curtain at Target.com and added it to my list. After receiving the gift, I immediately went in search of a green paint to match it:
We can’t afford to replace our almond-colored tub surround and toilet, and I feel that those aren’t such an eyesore now that the colors are reflected in the curtain.The green did turn out a little more “green” than I wanted, but I was also trying to veer away from a minty version. All we needed was some fun decor for the walls. This past weekend I decided to replicate the puffy fabric letters that I did for the kids’ doors and make some hippos for the walls.
First I grabbed some printer paper, a pencil, and a piece of cardboard. I put a piece of cardboard under the curtain and a piece of paper on top and traced the hippos and trees.
After taping my paper shapes to my cardboard, I cut them out with an exacto knife.
I purchased the fabric from the scrap bin at Walmart, spending less than $3 on it all. The hippos were a lot harder to cover with the batting and fabric because they are such an odd shape. I feel like I could have done a better job getting the fabric to lay flatter and tighter, but they’re cute nonetheless! I slapped them on the wall with some tacky gum which works perfect because they are so lightweight. I might make some more trees to decorate the other walls, since they were the easiest to do.
I like these hippos!
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