Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recycled Bathroom Art

My sister-in-law gave me an old book of slightly altered nursery rhymes years ago.I'm not normally one to take apart books, but this was really an old marketing brochure, not something that I would read to my children. I was expecting my oldest at the time, and intended to frame some Mother Goose prints for the nursery. I got a little sidetracked, and never did it. He's twelve now, and doesn't want nursery rhyme pictures in his room so much.


I re-discovered the book recently while looking through a stack of old photos, and realized that they might be the perfect accessory for the kid's bathroom. At the craft store, I found some $5 matted frames, and set to work.



The finished pictures look great in the kid's bathroom, since many of them have little poems about bathing and washing. They're whimsical enough for a children's bathroom, and yet the black frames lend an air of sophistication appropriate for a room that guests also use.



I like the way they look so much that I'm going to buy more frames for the other pictures. There's one that would be perfect in the laundry room!

Sometimes good things really do come to those who wait!


linking to these parties:  It's A Piece O' Cake Linky Party  Serenity Now  Strut Your Stuff Saturday


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30 comments:

  1. I LOVE the idea of using book pages as art. Such a sweet idea and a good subliminal reminder to love books and reading.

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    1. My kids keep standing there and reading the pages. I'll have to find more books to frame!

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  2. This is good way to recycle art, and the frame was a nice choice. It pulls your eyes to the wall.
    I found you on the Happy Go Lucky Hop and is following. I hope you can follow mw at http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/.
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks for following! I'll be hopping over to visit you.

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  3. I love it! Following back on Bloglovin'!
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  4. That is so cool! I love the way they look on the walls!

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    1. Thanks! I was excited that they came out so nicely.

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had done it long ago.

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  6. Great Idea! And I love the Name of your blog except stuff like this makes you more of a best mom ever. :) Nice to meet you!

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    1. Aww, you're so sweet! Nice meeting you too!

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  7. Very creative! And they turned out super cute!!

    Found you through Chicken Scratch NY.

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  8. OK, I totally love this! I never would have thought to use book pages as artwork. Now, I am thinking of all of the different books that I want to do this with!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. There are so many cute illustrations that this would work with!

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  9. I love the framed art! My sister and I used to 'decorate' with old calendar pages, this is much better.

    Thanks for sharing at What's Cluckin!

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    1. Old calendar pages would look nice in frames too. There's actually lots of inexpensive pieces of art around.

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  10. Oh, I love it! So adorable. Thanks for visiting The Messy Nest today.
    Take Care,
    Jen

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    1. Thanks, the old style prints are just so cute.

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  11. Go you! This is so creative and classy--love them!

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    1. Thanks! I do like the way they came out.

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  12. What a cute idea not only for decorations put preserves some of this awesome book. Love the name of your blog, my daughters and I use this term a lot:) Lol Just popping over from One Artsy Mama to visit:) I would love for you to share this at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you and your cookies there!
    PS Still enjoying following you.

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to share it! My son came up with the blog name...I'm fairly sure he was kidding!

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  13. Thank you for sharing this adorable artwork at Freedom Fridays:) I just love these old prints and glad they came to the party. Thank you for supporting Freedom Fridays!

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  14. Neat idea! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays this week!

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  15. I love the book pages. They are beautiful and clever. I'm sure guests enjoy them, too. People must stay in your bathroom just to read the pages!

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