A Touch of Spring in the Air

You may remember at Christmas we got these pretty towels for our bathroom.

(More on that here.)

Then, I shared all my hopes and dreams for our little master bath. Who knows if we will ever get to all of them, but it’s fun to plan how awesome it could look in my head. The first little mini makeover I did was putting this piece of pottery to good use.

(More on that here.)

One of my goals was to incorporate the soothing aqua color from the towels in other places in the bathroom. For the most part we don’t have a lot of color: white tile, white toilet and sinks, white shower curtain, gray walls, and cream counters. I like all the white for now though because it acts as a base to build everything off of and looks great with the aqua found in the towels. But a few more pops of color would definitely be nice.

So I decided to give the cross we have hanging on the wall a little makeover.

It looked nice hanging up in the bathroom but really wasn’t working with the direction I wanted to head. Besides, I have had it since sophomore year of college! Apparently, I got it on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $9.99. So no big deal that I wanted to freshen it up a little bit.

The first thing I did was take a damp cloth and rub over it to remove all the dust that had collected on it. I really should take it down more often to give it a proper cleaning.

Thankfully, I had some craft paint left over from another project I did recently, so this whole transformation cost me zilch. Because I am completely accident and mess prone, I spread some aluminum foil out on the floor. The great thing about using aluminum foil is that it also works great as a place to pour your paint and clean-up is so easy!

During one of Noah’s naps, I got to work on painting and for the most part was able to finish it. Except that this happened to be the first day she started sleeping without being swaddled, so the nap was cut a little short. I finished it up during her next nap though.

A simple change in color really freshened this cross up. I just love how rejuvenating this color feels. So Springy!

And while it’s not a major change for the bathroom, it is a step in our transformation process. We are starting to get a little repetition going on with the aqua towels, pottery, and aqua cross. I think the cross also works great in the bathroom because it sort of has a foam look to the texture, which makes me think of waves and the ocean. In reality, it’s probably just some kind of cheap styrofoam… I mean I did get it on clearance at Hobby Lobby. But it adds a little pop of color to our bathroom.

While I was painting, I also did a little brainstorming of what else might look good on the wall with the cross. I think I might frame a Bible verse to the left of it. Who knows, I might end up hanging it on the left side of the vanity. Maybe I could use the frame to rotate my memory verses. I need all the help I can get memorizing scripture. Any suggestions on good verses? I already have Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made. We will rejoice and be glad in it”.

So what do think of the minor transformation to the bathroom? Have you done any easy quick transformations lately?

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14 thoughts on “A Touch of Spring in the Air

  1. Becky

    Beautiful! That’s a great subtle color–I don’t love bright turquoise, but that slightly lighter shade is perfect! Great idea and so simple for a great return….now I have to find something of my own to paint up in an afternoon πŸ™‚

    1. Krystle Post author

      Yay! I feel like I have just enough color now too! Now to work towards our goal of replacing the tile and carpet in there.

  2. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage

    Such a fun color – it really livens up the bathroom!

    Plus, your daughter Noah is the cutest thing ever – that flower girl dress is adorable!!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party – new Linky follower!

  3. Mrs.B

    LOVE it, beautiful color. We have a cross wall and I have wanted to do something with some of the ones that aren’t the colors I love…great idea!

  4. thistle

    I love the cross and I love the idea of a Bible verse. What if you painted a verse on a piece of wood and hung the cross on top? Just an idea!

    Thanks for linking up to our party πŸ™‚


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