Beginning of a Bathroom mural
So today I want to give a little look at a project I just started. I have no idea how long this will take me or exactly what it will look like once it's finished, but sometimes those are the best kinds of projects! I am going to be painting a mural on the bottom half of our bathroom door. To give some background, our bathroom looks like it come out of the 50s-60s. We've got aqua tile on the wall, a pink toilet and tub and several different types of linoleum on the floor. Don't believe me? Take a look.
So my boyfriend and I decided to steer into the skid a little bit and just go for an ocean themed bathroom with decor full of blues and pinks. Hey we tried and it's pretty cute! I even added some painted tentacles as a border at the top of the wall.
So to give the bathroom a little more fun I decided to paint some sort of a mural in the bottom section of the bathroom door that goes with our beach/ocean creature vibe. Here's my first sketch on the actual door. It's a little hard to see as I used pencil but keep squinting and you'll find some outlines of plants, a mermaid tail and an octopus tentacle. As you can see I originally made the mermaid tail a little heftier than I end up wanting so I had to slim her down a bit!
I haven't gotten very far yet with the actual painting, but as I said above it is and will be a work in progress! I anticipate myself working on this every once and a while over the next few months when I need a little crafting rush! Here is the color we have so far.
I will continue to post about this project as I work on it and make some progress and hopefully everyone is as interested to find out how it looks as I am! If anyone wants to know the kind of paint I use, it's basic, acrylic craft paint. I don't have a particular brand that I love. I just use whatever is cheap and available. For example, I currently have the two brands below; I think one is from Walmart (not a sponsor) and the other is from Hobby Lobby (also not a sponsor because why would someone sponsor a blog started 2 weeks ago) but I can't remember which comes from where.
So there you have it! The start of a project. You don't always have to just sit down and completely finish a project all at once. I almost never do that and sometimes I think it's important to take a step back from something and see it again a little later with fresh eyes. We will see where this little mural takes us!
9/24/2018 08:29:16 am
Your landlords must be really nice to let you paint on the walls and doors like that. :)
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