Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Big kid bathroom, 80% finished...

When my son was very, very young, "owl" was one of the first words he could say.  So, owls permeated his little world, and set the theme for the bathroom he shares with the guest room (mostly my parents).  About a year ago, he asked specifically that his bathroom have "white lights, blue walls, brown towels."  Boom.  Done.

Now, as he is quick to remind me, he is "not a baby anymore," and he is over it. Owls are out.  Big kids want superhero bathrooms, apparently.  Actually, they want superhero bedrooms, but can be negotiated down to bathrooms, because you already have a baseball thing going on in the bedroom, hello...

Superhero bathroom stuff is...not the easiest to find.  But we made do, and a certain little big guy is very excited.

The backs of these frames are 3M Command Strip'd to the wall, and just slide up, so it was easy to change out the initials for superheroes.

Batman and Robin were specifically requested, so I did my best (am not quitting my day job anytime soon).  EDIT: Aaaaand, I got so sick of looking at them, I fixed it with a real artist's art, here.

These guys are now creeping out in my garage

I'm so happy with how the shower curtain turned out.  We found the cityscape at Target, but it was too revealing for a shared bathroom.  So I grabbed a white liner, which also gave me the chance to superhero it up a little.  I glued a Batman patch to the inside liner (facing out), so it looks like the Bat-Signal has gone up in Gotham...

My son and my dad use these tub letters to write notes back and forth to each other.  This was my dad's reply to my son's question: What is a Superhero?

The only thing left to finish is the Superhero Alphabet cross stitch, which will eventually fill the space above the hand towels.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/80948839/pixel-people-superhero-alphabet-sampler?ref=shop_home_active  (EDIT: It's DONE!)

Little kid to big kid bathroom, almost done in less than a weekend.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Where to begin?

That question is pretty much never my biggest problem - I have a much harder time deciding when to stop.... but every blog has to start somewhere, and so here we are, all awkward introductions and high hopes.

Hi.  I'm Kal.  My husband and I moved into our brand new shiny builder grade everything townhouse in 2008, and I've been trying to make it less boring every paycheck since.  Since moving in, we've added a kiddo and a dog, which certainly has slowed my progress in some areas, and hastened it in others.

DIY projects are my happy place - my family jokes that every time we hit a stressful patch, a new room gets painted (or painted again).  I have at least three half finished projects going at one time; stay tuned for progress posts (and eventually crowing about some finished projects, soon)!