Thank you sooooo much for the over 100 sweet, uplifting, encouraging, loving comments you left on my blog post yesterday! You guys are so precious to me. :)
I went to my physical therapist again yesterday, and she hooked me up with those electro-thingys to help the muscles in my back relax. I am feeling much better. I am still overwhelmed with all of the things I still need to do, but I am taking all of your great advice and taking it one step at a time. I’m gonna live in the moment and not be discouraged by unfinished projects or work.
Many of you suggested that I tackle one corner of my home at a time, and that’s what I have decided to do! I’m not going to focus on how every square inch of my home needs to be remodeled. :) I am going to start with one little section, and work on it until I am finished. (Not including the addition. My hubby will be continually working on that.) :)
So I am focusing on the boys’ bathroom for now.
We have already done a couple of things like removing the sliding shower doors and the moose head toilet seat. :)
But we still need to remodel the vanity and paint the walls.
A couple of weeks ago, I got a huge box of Martha Stewart products in the mail.
It was a HUGE loot of goodies!
I was amazed by all of these cool products, and so were my boys! (I had a hard time keeping them out of this stuff!)
The new Martha Stewart Line is available at Michaels stores in the US and Canada starting the last week of August. I’ve heard some stores are already selling them. :)
There are over 160 different paint colors to choose from, and they work on ALL crafting surfaces including wood, metal, glass, ceramic, terra-cotta, and fabric. They are also indoor/outdoor safe, and dishwasher-safe on glass. That helps to take a lot of guess work out of buying paint, doesn’t it?! Yay!
Another added bonus is the paints are non-toxic, so they are safe to use with children. :)
I decided to use one of the Martha Stewart stencils for my shower curtain.
I had a drop cloth (which was a curtain in my previous home) that I thought I could use for the shower curtain. It was a 6 ft x 9 ft drop cloth. Since the tub was about 6 ft across, this would be perfect. I didn’t have to hem the sides or the bottom of the drop cloth. The only part that I had to sew was the top! Perfect!
I used the Martha Stewart stencil brushes to do the job…
I taped the stencil to the bottom of the drop cloth with scotch tape because that is all I had. But it got the job done!
Then I mixed some navy blue paint with Martha Stewart’s fabric medium and painted over the stencil. This was the fun part!
I was hoping and praying that it would look good when I took the stencil off the material, and it did! Whew!
I continued this same process all the way down the shower curtain until I was finished. Then I ironed over the whole thing when I was finished to let the paint “set”.
And I love the way it turned out!
I KNOW you love seeing a picture of my toilet! :)
It only took me about 30 minutes to do this stencil project.
I used my sewing machine to create some button holes on the top of the shower, but I was hoping to find some cute shower curtain rings before I show you that part.
The possibilities are limitless with this line of craft products!
Look at the beautiful pillows that Jen at Tatertots and Jello created with her Martha Stewart Stencils!
You can see Jen’s tutorial and review of the Martha Stewart Decorative Craft Paint line HERE.
My sweet in-laws are coming in this weekend, so I will probably not do anything else to the boys’ bathroom until next week, but I have a few things in mind.
And I am going to be using some more of these wonderful products from Martha Stewart and Plaid to help me!
If you are interested in trying out some of these products for yourself, here is a link to a 40% off Michael’s coupon.
Have a blessed day!
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