Almost Instant: DIY Artwork

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Help! I need artwork for my bathroom.

Recently, I gave my tiny bathroom a long overdue overhaul on a budget — actually a budget of zero dollars. It was looking good but I had one huge problem.

The previous owner of our mid-century apartment had left us with a mysterious hole in the tiles. What’s more, it was the first thing you see as you enter the bathroom and it was really bugging me. I needed to cover it quickly and for no money.

Here’s the horrible hole.

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Actually, it’s one large square hole that has been badly filled, one smaller round hole and a small chip in the tile to the right. Ugly.

Company was due to arrive and I was accustomed to apologising for my bathroom but the room was looking much better now. Or at least, it would if I could hide those blemishes.

Enter instant artwork

I keep a small cupboard full of bits and pieces that ‘will come in handy one day’ and I raided it. My instant artwork was created using the following:

  • One cellophane bag that had held a greetings card
  • Two small images.They are actually my other half’s business cards but postcards or photographs cut from magazines would work just as well
  • One rope-type handle from a gift bag
  • One sheet of regular white printer paper
  • Masking tape

materials required

I didn’t even need scissors.I folded the sheet of white paper so that it was just the right size to fit into the greetings card bag. The two images were then attached. I used glue but double sided tape would have worked just as well.

Photos on paper
This was then slipped into the greeting card bag.

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Then it was simply a case of attaching the cord with masking tape.

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The end result

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Certainly, this artwork won’t last forever, although the cellophane will protect the images from moisture and splashes. But it took three minutes tops and successfully hid the bathroom eyesore 🙂

If you’re like me and love beach artwork, see a great selection here.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine . See The Writer’s Door for more information.

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