Oh a bit of a whim, last week I started making over my bathroom. I tore down the wallpaper and thought I’d spend a day painting and then call it a day. Instead, I’ve been taking my time and making it feel more like me. A few days ago I painted the door frame with scallops and today I put up a bathroom gallery wall.
So here’s the story. I was planning on painting scallops around the window behind the bath after I painted the rainbow stripes, but I thought it wouldn’t be enough of a statement. I felt like I needed something on top to even out the bold bath #balance. Then my husband held up some art over the tub and I thought- bathroom gallery wall!
I figured- maybe I could frame a bunch of pictures of rainbows in the same colors of my tub. This will be a new version of a rainbow art wall. Want to see the other two I’ve done before?
When I did my rainbow stairs, I knew art coordinating with each color of the step would be so cute. I still love this idea. I haven’t seen it done before, but I think it’s fun and so pretty.
Then, in my bedroom, I did rainbow bookshelves and added coordinating art and accessories. These shelves are full of interior design books and it feels like my personal library of books I love! Plus the art makes the shelves look so nice. Anyway, let’s move onto the bathroom gallery wall with a different type of rainbow wall.
So, here’s where the bathroom was at. Messy, but also the back wall was so plain and boring. I had my sister help me design a bunch of art that perfectly matches the tub and has a bunch of different rainbow themes.
I had all the art printed on card stock and then I put it in frames (that I mostly had on hand). Aren’t these so fun?! If you love this art too, I now have it available as an affordable print in my shop!
My little helper and I then hung the art above the tub. He liked doing the hammering. It was nice to have someone to hold up the art for me.
Before I show you how it turned out, to make this even more satisfying, let’s flash back quickly to a before picture when I’d just taken the wallpaper down and the tub hadn’t been painted yet.
I think that because I choose light colors on the paint and art, it’s soft and sweet without being too in your face. As I was putting these up, my son told me I should have had a unicorn in one of them- lol!
For the prints, I thought of every version of a rainbow I could come up with. My little sister Holly (who is an amazing graphic designer), took my inspiration and the exact colors of my tub to custom make each piece of art for up here. There’s a total of 13 varieties and I now LOVE walking into the bathroom to see these in the morning!
To me, rainbows are the ultimate symbol of hope (something I definitely need right now). They are also so pretty to the eye- the subtle variation is so soothing especially in the pastel tones.
I think these would look AMAZING printed as 11″x14″ prints and hung in a nursery or bedroom or playroom. If you’d like these for your house, I have the rainbow prints available in my shop (for a great price too)!
On the trim outside the bathroom, I once again painted more scallops. I think it frames this view so nicely! Not just for this picture, but in person, the scallops catch your eye and then leads the eye to the art. It’s great! And believe me, I’ve walked in here a bunch of times to enjoy it since I got the art up last night- lol!
The gallery wall was a tiny bit tricky to hang because the window isn’t perfectly centered in the room. There’s more wall space on the left side than the right side. I tried to use art in different sizes to fill the walls so you don’t really notice.
Like I mentioned above, my sister was the graphic designer for all the art. The good news is that I’ll be putting each piece of rainbow art up for sale in my shop today! So if you’re loving these prints, you can 100% have one (or all of them) for your own! I’ll share on social media when they’re up, but I’ll be slowly adding them through the day here.
Ok- what do you think? Do you like the art? Do you think I should have done the scallops around the window instead? And what about adding them now? I think that’d be too much, but I love hearing your thoughts! Just put them in the comment box below.
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