Recently I did a makeover on my children's bathroom. It is a nautical themed bathroom and I wanted to make some fun things to go in it without spending a lot of money. I was able to make my own DIY vinyl lettering home decor to add a few fun reminder signs, jazz up a plain old trash can, and make art and it all cost me less than $20.00!
So just to give you an overview here is a picture of the before and after.
With two boys, this bathroom can get pretty messy with toothpaste all over the counter, toilets that forget to be flushed etc. We now have a tween in the house so good hygiene is not as big a priority for him as it is for us! I started with a few reminders that will stare him straight in the face every morning!
I made all of this vinyl lettering home decor with my Cricut Explore Air™. At the end of the post I made all the design layouts public so I will give the link and if you have Cricut Design Space™ you can cut Cricut vinyl yourself for your bathroom! This sign was made with Oracle 651 outdoor vinyl in red so it will withstand water and window cleaner without peeling off.
Our tween is also wearing a retainer which ends up being placed with spit hanging off of it all over the counter so I took an old soap dish and made a retainer holder, now it has its own special place.
Since I was working with the existing wallpaper I'm not ready to remove yet, I settled on a nautical theme. I added a simple anchor using Oracle 651 Outdoor Vinyl in King Blue to this trashcan I picked up at Target. You can also check out all the other Nautical Bathroom decor I used in this nautical themed children's bathroom.
Next we needed a fun toilet flush reminder, keeping with the nautical theme I cut out a rescue float and gave them a little reminder to flush. I must say this is the one thing that still cracks me up every time I see it. I used paper transfer tape to apply this and the mirror decal. Cricut vinyl transfer tape helps you to keep everything lined up for perfect placement.
Finally, I needed a piece of art to hang over the throne, so I used a crab image and red scrapbook paper. After I cut out the image with my Cricut, I glued it onto a piece of white scrapbook paper and put it in a frame I already had from Ikea.
Total all of these projects took me less than 2 hours to create, cut and install. It made all the difference in this nautical bathroom and really pulled it together. The best part? If we change themes I can remove it all without damaging anything and make something different. I've done so many things with my Cricut machine from school projects and holiday decor to helping teachers with their classroom. I can't tell you how much having a Cricut is totally worth it, buying cute vinyl decor pre-cut for would cost me a lot more money in the long run. If you don't know what you need to get started check out my Cricut Gift Guide.
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