Thursday, 12 July 2012

Huge mess to guest ready (aka bathroom re-do)





I'm just gonna admit it, my bathroom has been embarrassing us for quite some time. 








Toys, flannels, towels, shampoos and more than necessary toilet rolls have littered the teeny tiny room since we moved in.


Every time we'd have someone over and they'd ask to use our bathroom I'd have a mini internal freak out, trying to remember if it was clean (normally no) and tidy.


So I gave it a big pretty up and sort out. First I decided I needed something to put all our everyday items in. 

For now I'm using this basket I got as a two pack from Ikea years ago. It washes really well, so our bottles and the kids' bath toys go in here to create the illusion of a more tidy space.



The kids are actually doing really well with it, but my poor hubs is still struggling with the new system...


It's the same story with the laundry basket and his socks, for some reason he is unable to get socks inside the basket. 


Good job he's so hot. ;)

I also wanted something pretty in here to make me like the room happier (and also to distract guests from the fact that I live with a four year old that doesn't always flush...)

I made it as a printable, so if you'd like the same quote as mine download it below!


(click here to download)

Had another in mind? Though I'd do a quite step by step of how to do your own on Picmonkey.


Open picmonkey.com and upload a photo you've not changed the dimensions of, so that you can print off your quote in regular photo sizes.


Then select "overlays" from the far left menu and choose geometric.


Choose the first shape (a rectangle) and drag it so that it covers the whole area, change it to your colour of choice. You could save it at this point so that you always have a blank photo to use for text. Then click the button to the right of undo/re-do (above your photo) or "merge overlays" to stop them moving while you're adding and moving around text.


Now you can play around with the overlays and make a nice background or leave it blank.


Now select "add font" from the left menu and write out your quote or text however you want!


Then save and print out however you would normally! 

Here's how ours looks in the bathroom now.






Such an improvement!





And the quote reminds me that although my kids may block the toilet with paper, or flood the floor, or forget to flush, they are still awesome :)

What quote would you do?

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21 comments:

  1. Great quote..might pinch it!!

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    1. You're more than welcome to Mary!

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  2. Haha, great quote! Our bathroom gets pretty messy cuz (for some unknown reason) our cats really like to play in the tub right after we get out of the shower. Cat hair everywhere! Thanks for linking up to The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Ha ha, and I thought cats hated water! Thanks for reading Jessi :)

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  3. I love the print out!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have to tell you I was SO confused when I received the email alert of your comment and saw the name "Rhiannon"! I was trying to figure out why I was getting an email from myself... I've only ever met one other Rhiannon {and she's about 5 years old}.
    -Rhiannon

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    1. Ha ha, same here! No one's ever called Rhiannon, when I stumbled across your blog I thought the same! Glad you've come over and like the quote xx

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  4. Rhi that looks FAB!! Well done, you! The print looks great in there and makes it cheery! (and something nice to look at whilst brushing your teeth!)

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    1. Thanks Kim ;) and yes,it's better than looking at the toilet that always needs cleaning...

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  5. What a great tutorial! I think I can even make one now. :-) And girl that bathroom didn't look that bad it was clean just a lot of stuff laying around. I would love for you to share this at my party "Totally Transformed Tuesday" @ http;//pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. Peggy :-)

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    1. Thanks Peggy! Ha ha, it actually was dirty, it may have been the first time I was glad of having a crappy camera as the dirt didn't show! :) Stopping over now. xx

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  6. Love this!! I have so many printables I want to convert. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. That was my reason for learning! (and I'm too cheap to buy them!)

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  7. Thank you for this tutorial! I always end up printing several times because I can't figure it out the correct size. : )

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    1. It was a "duh" moment for me! Because of course photo size would work to print! I'd been struggling and googling for ages!

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  8. I have never used the site before, I'll have to check it out! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me back! www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. So useful and easy to use, bet you'll love it. Great for editing photos too (and FREE!) :)

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  9. That is such a cute quote. Thanks for the tutorial, I've been thinking about checking out Picmonkey for along time, now I'll actually do it. :)

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    1. Thanks Christina. I'm totally hooked now, I'll never be able to buy a print again!

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    1. Thanks Heather, glad it was useful!

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  11. What an easy way to make your own printables! Thanks for the tip!

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