Yesterday, I finished up one more big project for my bathroom makeover. I made a floral hand painted floor cloth.
You have no idea how hard it was for me to not do stripes. Stripes are my go-to design for projects like this. They have great impact in a room, and they’re incredibly easy to do. And most importantly, I love how stripes look. But this time, I forced myself to do something different. I made myself step out of my comfort zone and tackle a different kind of design altogether.
I loved the idea of big, bold flowers and leaves, but I wanted mine to have a little more variation in color. So I ended up using four different paint colors (not including the brown for the stems), and I mixed in lots of white for more variation.
I painted the whole thing freehand, and as you can see, the shapes are really very basic, like the kind I drew in elementary school. 🙂 But it’s the white paint that really gave these little flowers and leaves life.
I essentially used the same method that I used to make this floor cloth for my kitchen. But this time, I made sure to select a vinyl floor remnant that was perfectly smooth on back. (My last one had little “dimples” all over the back, which were basically dirt suction cups, and made it a nightmare to clean.)
But if you’re not artsy, and don’t think you can paint your own flowers and leaves, you can always use this easy method for making a floor cloth from fabric.
So that leaves me with one major project left in this bathroom makeover — the shower curtain. And sadly, I’m still not settled on a design. I’m clearly making this much harder than it should be!! I think I’ll head over and read all of your suggestions again and see if I can make a decision.
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