Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Painted Bathroom Rules Signs

Now that Connor is getting to be a big boy, I'm starting to plan for the future.  He's going to be taking baths in his own bathroom and learning to brush his teeth.  We plan on renovating his bathroom/guest bathroom eventually, but for right now, I wanted to make it a little more fun and colorful for him.  I love the bathroom rules signs I've seen and he's going to be at the perfect age to start learning these things soon.

I printed out some simple images with text that I thought would look cute on the signs.  (Please forgive my crappy photos. The lighting must have been really bad when I was working on these.)  I bought four 12" x 12" canvases to transfer the art on.

This is my secret way to transfer art.  I take a pencil and scribble over the back of the paper that has the design on it.

Then I place the paper right onto the canvas and center it exactly how I want it to be.  Then, I use a mechanical pencil without the lead to trace around the design.  When I lift the paper, the design will be transferred onto the canvas!
I spent many, many hours watching tv and painting three coats on each canvas to make them really bold, but it was worth it!
I love how they turned out!
And since I'm matchy-matchy, the shower curtain colors go perfectly with the art.

And the comfy green rug matches too!
  I can't wait for Connor to use his new, updated bathroom!

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  1. Nice! I love that your art is functional and cute at the same time! I use that same transfer method for art... it's awesome!

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  2. This is so cute and you did a fantastic job with the painting! Would love it if you can link this up to our party {hosted by 2 blogs}

    http://withablast.blogspot.com/2013/04/all-my-bloggy-friends-link-party-42.html

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  3. I'd love to do this! DO you mind sharing where you found the images?

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  4. This is a great idea! so bright and fun for your kid! :-) I might have to steal your idea ;-) looks very nice even the shower curtain matches! Thanks again for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciated!

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  5. They really turned out cute! Great job. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party which is still live. Here's the link if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/make-it-pretty-monday-week-45.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. These are really cute! I love the bold colors, great work!

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  7. These look fantastic! perfect colors, cute images, love it!

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  8. I'm matchy matchy too, so I understand. Those colors are perfect for a kiddo's bathroom. I might just make a set of my own for my little guy's bathroom. Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. We'll be highlighting your idea tomorrow, so come by and check it out!

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  9. Those are oh. so. cute! Thanks for sharing how you made them. I great idea for transferring an image too.

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  10. ah wow, these look fantastic! Might do one for my husband, but I think "wash the sink down after you've shaved" might be a bit big for a canvas!

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  11. These turned out amazing! I have been thinking of putting up some art like this in my son's bathroom too but I was just going to buy them off of Etsy. You have now given me the courage to try it on my own and hopefully I can even save a few bucks:) Thanks for checking out my son's first birthday monster bash party this week and I am very happy to know I am not the only earlier planner out there:) Can't wait to see what plans you come up with for your son's birthday!
    -Shanna @thewandmakersmother

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  12. These are seriously adorable, great job!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  13. These are just too cute! And I love your transfer trick! I'm pinning these and featuring them tonight at my link party!

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  14. Hey Lisa! What a great job on your blog and I will definitely be trying this transfer trick!

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Wahoo! You've done such a good job with your blog that I thought I'd pass the award on to you! Check out my blog to see what it is all about! :)

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  15. Adorable! Absolutely wonderfully,creatively, adorable!

    Jenn

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  16. Ok, I love love these signs but I am not a crafter and I'm a little confused as to how to do them. Do you use some special kind of transfer paper? Do you paint the canvases first and then transfer the images?

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    1. Hi Shelley! I painted the canvas white and then did the transfer. To do the transfer, I took the images I liked and colored the back of the page with pencil. Then I placed the image with the pencil side down on the canvas. I took my pencil and traced the outlines of the image and it transferred the image onto the canvas. If you have more questions, I'd be happy to help!

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  17. hi,

    so you painted the canvas white and then once the image was transferred you painted the canvas again? sorry i just want to make sure i understand how you did it. I love these and would love to do them for my kids bathroom

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    1. Hi Sara,

      Yes that's correct. I painted with white first, transferred the image, and then painted again with the colors.

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    2. thanks! i hope mine turn out as awesome as yours:)

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    3. Good luck! I'd love to see photos when you're done!

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    4. I used the Google image search.

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  19. I love these canvases for a child's bathroom! We're expecting and I'd love to make these. Would you be able to send me the images/text you used to create these canvases?

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  20. Sorry, I looked all over my computer and I must not have saved my images :( I think it would be pretty easy to replicate using images from Google.

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  21. I appreciate you looking. I've searched Google once and found a few of them. I'll search again and I'm sure I'll find some images I can use. Thanks again! I can't wait for my canvases to arrive next week so I can begin painting!

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    1. Good luck! I'd love to see how yours turn out!

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