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The Art Journaled Bathroom

Did you see when I gel printed directly on the wall? It was a while ago and here’s an update on what’s been going on in the bathroom. There’s really no good way to write bathroom update and not have it mean the wrong thing lol!

These bathroom walls are being treated like a great big art journal. The same things, and supplies, that I use on paper, I’m using on the walls.

Here’s what it looked like before I started gel printing on the walls. There is such a fun sound a gel plate makes when it hits the wall!

I’ve been adding to this room for a while now. Will it ever be finished? Not in the traditional sense. It will forever be evolving. Any time I want to add a touch of color, a bit of scribbling, or a hint of a pattern, I’m going to do it.

This is my place of rebellion. I painted right over the wall paper, stuck washi tape on the wall, and used black crayons.

You might be wondering who I am rebelling against with this since I’m an adult and this is my house. It’s the voice of shoulds and musts in my head, and the advice from my mother about how you have to keep a house a certain way if you ever plan to sell it.

Yes, those are Partridge Family trading cards glued on to the tiles. Let’s just say I shouldn’t bid on multiple auction on ebay assuming I won’t win them all…

If it looks like I abandoned the big colorful circles, you’re right. While working on that I had the idea to glue on the glass word pebbles. Those were made with stencils and a gel plate – you can see how in this video.

If you’re curious what the rest of my creative space looks like, check out my Studio Tour and the rainbow stairs.

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  • Kathy Gledsdale April 24, 2019, 5:04 pm

    It is lovely and so cheerful. Do tell how did you tame your husband into letting you loose in the bathroom? I don’t think my husband wouldn’t be happy at all, he wouldn’t even let me paint the very yellow pine furniture we have.

  • Gloria April 24, 2019, 5:10 pm

    Happy Happy….Joy Joy! Love it!

  • Diane Tignor April 28, 2019, 8:33 am

    Wow! You can NOT be bored in that room.
    What a great way to rebel. And why not?

  • Jessie Hollaway April 28, 2019, 11:16 am

    I am really enjoying your “hands -on” bathroom renovation. I will probably attempt some of what you are doing in my own bathroom. It will most likely be quite different though. I know you used house paint but I was wondering if you could possibly use acrylic and perhaps paint onto canvas sheets then adhere them to the wall , or cardboard panels cut to size? Would it have to be sealed if you did this?

    • Carolyn Dube April 28, 2019, 12:16 pm

      I used house paint, acrylic paint, art crayons, sharpies, tempera paint, anything I had on the walls so go for it and use anything you’ve got Jessie! Sealing is personal choice- I usually don’t seal things but there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t- and panels of canvas or cardboard would work too.