A Sign Project And Updating The Bath

by Sherry
I have a little project to show you today.
I was recently at the Habitat For Humanity Re-store where I found this door header
for $3.00.  The shape was great and I thought it would make a pretty sign.
I am in the process of decorating the guest bathroom at dad’s house.  It is not in the budget
to renovate this forty year old room but I decided I could add a little pretty.  The shower
curtain,  rod and window curtain have been replaced and now I need to paint and accessorize.
The new sign is now hanging in the bathroom.
I used Microsoft “Word” to make the letters and traced them with graphite paper. The letters were painted with a paint pen and then I used watered down brown paint to age the piece.
Here’s a small glimpse at the changes made so far.  My goal was to update this bath on a real budget.  Shower curtain was found at GW still in the sealed package and originally marked $89.00, shower rod I bought at Target and the window treatment was made from a pillow case.  The tub tiles are brown and speckled with pink and that is why I decided to go with the curtains in pink.  I was concerned the room might look too childish but I have plans to make sure that does not happen.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Open House Party starting
Wednesday evening.

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Anne April 15, 2013 - 7:12 pm

What a cute sign!!!And that shower curtain is so pretty too! I would say you did a wonderful job updating that bathroom on a budget!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting April 15, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Pretty updates Sherry!

[email protected] April 15, 2013 - 8:04 pm

The sign is SUPER cute! Love all your updates.

[email protected] April 15, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Love all the news items for the bathroom. Looks wonderful. I'm sure your dad likes his new updated bathroom.

Suzan Sweatman April 15, 2013 - 8:48 pm

I'm in love with the sign Sherry – and the little red cross – PERFECT!!!

LisaS April 15, 2013 - 9:32 pm

Amazing what you accomplished with very little $. The sign is perfect 😉

Junkchiccottage April 15, 2013 - 11:29 pm

It is all looking so cute. I love the shower curtain too. Very pretty.

Leslie Harris April 15, 2013 - 11:53 pm

Very cute Sherry, especially with the shower curtain!
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style April 16, 2013 - 12:37 am

That is so cute.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR April 16, 2013 - 1:04 am

Love your updates, Sherry! You really got a great deal on that shower curtain.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions April 16, 2013 - 1:09 am

Nice sign, Sherry! It looks great and what a perfect piece to turn into a sign.

Jane April 16, 2013 - 2:13 am

Love your sign! You did a great job! The updates to the bathroom look wonderful.

Maureen April 16, 2013 - 2:31 am

You've really prettied up the bathroom with some wonderful touches. Love the sign and what a bargain on the shower curtain!

[email protected] Pine Cones and Acorns April 16, 2013 - 2:58 am

I love it! It is nice to know that one can make a room look great on a budget.

I hope your dad is feeling better. Any luck on selling your house?

[email protected] April 16, 2013 - 4:38 am

So cute! I love finding architectural pieces. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

Lynn @The Vintage Nest April 16, 2013 - 11:02 am

Hi Sherry, I bet your Dad loves you fixing up around the house. Love the sign. Hope all is well xo

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles April 16, 2013 - 12:24 pm

You did a great job with the sign- it's just perfect. I love the shower curtain- what a find. And the pillow case curtain coordinates so well with the shower curtain. Can't wait to see what else is up your sleeve. 🙂

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table April 16, 2013 - 12:26 pm

The sign is great Sherry!

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Bliss April 16, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Love the sign so I pinned it!

Cynthia April 16, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Love the shower curtain, what a great update. That sign is adorable too.


[email protected] April 16, 2013 - 5:56 pm

The sign is perfect: the shape, the writing and the little red cross look so well together.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter April 17, 2013 - 1:47 am

Sherry, I love the sign. Perfect for the bathroom.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot April 17, 2013 - 2:36 am

Love how your doing it on the cheap…with little cost. Doesn't matter what you do, you make it look GOOD …and easy too!

Miss Kitty April 17, 2013 - 9:13 am

What a great "eye" you have to get that interesting door header and give it a whole new life…and such a great price too. I didn't know if I was the only person who even knows what 'graphite paper" is with all the fancy cutting machines around. If your dad is anything like mine in relation to amount of pills he has to take, you probably feel you ARE an apothecary. Your dad has a great nurse!

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Liz @ Quirky Vistas April 17, 2013 - 10:49 am

Your apothecary sign caught my eye because I am wanting to do one to go with all the little brown bottles I recently found. I love that architectural piece you found to paint on. The shape of it kind of reminds me of a nurses cap in a way. A nod to the theme. How perfect. The bathroom looks beautiful!

peggy braswell April 17, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Great work + love it! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor April 17, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Your sign is adorable and love your shower curtain!! I would love for you to link up at my craft party! Just follow the link….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-27.html.


Mimi April 20, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Love the sign. It's a great jumping off point for the room.

Debra Oliver April 21, 2013 - 10:18 pm

great job, Sherry, love the shape!

Susan K June 9, 2013 - 9:24 pm

Awesome job Sherry … What font did you use for thr sign? love it!


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