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5 Minute DIY Black & White Art | Basement Guest Bathroom Week 3 Update

Tuesday is here and that means another Modern, Bold & Beachy Basement Guest Bathroom update for the Primp & Pamper Bathroom Refresh series hosted by Jeweled Interiors! Yes, week 3 has arrived [how, I don’t know] and today I have a simple, fast and FREE diy tutorial to share with you. Little by little I’ve been picking up decor items and accessories for the bathroom while I’ve been out running errands at Target, HomeGoods, etc. and let’s not forget about the beautiful light fixture and fabulous black and gold knobs I shared last week! But each time I get home with a load of goods, I kept coming up short on wall art finds. So, my friends, I decided to make my own!

I’m talking 5 minutes and totally free. Who can argue with that?!

Here is what I did to create the 5 Minute DIY black and white art print for one of the walls in our Basement Guest Bathroom…

I rounded up a couple of black Sharpie markers, a sheet of white cardstock paper, scissors and an old frame.

5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

Next, I simply cut the paper to fit the opening of the mat in the frame which measured 5″ x 7″.

Then I began making different sized circles, ovals and dots, some filled in and others left open…

…Some were grouped in sections of two rows and others with three…

5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

You’ll notice that I didn’t worry about each shape looking like the one before or the one after. They are all slightly different and some didn’t even quite get filled in all the way. I wanted it to feel hand-drawn, not like a print shapes off from the computer.

5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

Once the paper was filled, I popped it into the frame and was ready to hang it up!

5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

What’s funny is that the shapes I drew were inspired by the patterns on one of the littlest’s blankets. Of all places!

If you remember back to Week 1 of our Basement Guest Bathroom Refresh when I shared my mood board, then you might recall the two pieces of art hanging over the toilet. While I absolutely LOVE Minted, the art I was inspired by just wasn’t in the budget for this space. So once again, I decided to create my own.

5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

The beach print!

We spent 8 days in Maui last March, so I scrolled through some of the photos I took and had one enlarged and printed to use and hang in the bathroom!

Two art prints with a similar look and feel I was going for in this bathroom space – Modern, Bold & Beachy!

What do you think?

One was free and the other cost under $6. Both frames were waiting patiently to be rescued from my stash. You’ve heard me talk about my frame closet before, right? Maybe I’ll give you a tour of it someday. MAYBE!!

The Maui photo pulls the dark and light shades of blue that are in my rug [you’ll see it next week!] and gives the space the pop of color it needs among all of the black, white, gray & gold. And as another touch of blue, this vase was one of the pieces that recently jumped in my cart and came home with me. I’m thinking I’ll add some flowers to it – fresh when company is coming and faux for every day.

5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

Those new knobs sure do steal the show though, don’t they!

We have exactly one week left until reveal time, so let’s see what loose ends I’ve gotta tie up this week:

  • Paint walls
  • new vanity
  • update knobs
  • buy / hang new mirror – bought, but hasn’t been delivered yet
  • swap out light fixture
  • put down new rug 
  • replace shower curtain & move the shower curtain rod up 
  • DIY new art
  • find accessories – almost done!!
    • vase
    • wastebasket
    • cotton ball/q-tip holder
    • towels
    • __????___
  • hang towel ring and TP roll holder 
  • get towel bar?? – not sure about this one yet?
  • Misc. projects:
    • spray-paint shower curtain rod
    • spray-paint shower curtain hooks
    • _______________________

We’re getting sooo close! That’s it for my Modern, Bold & Beachy Basement Guest Bathroom update today, but if you’ve missed any previous posts, you can get caught up below:

Now, be sure you make the rounds below to see how all the others are coming along with their bathrooms!! One week until we all cross that finish line 🙂

Primp and Pamper Bathroom Refresh 

Jeweled Interiors Bathroom 1 | Jeweled Interiors Bathroom 2 | This is Our Bliss | PMQ for Two | Monica Wants It | I like it Lovely | Tessie Fay | Southern State of Mind | Maggie Overby Studios | A Designer at Home | Domicile 37 | My Eclectic Nest | Street Flea Style | A Pinterest Addict

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5 Minute DIY Black and White Art - Basement Guest Bathroom Update

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Be sure to swing by on Thursday for another dose of Spring inspiration and I’m joining another group of fabulous friends who are going to be pulling out all the stops for a Spring party – you won’t want to miss!


Floral and Feminine Spring Dining Room Tour
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    March 23, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Well isn’t that a cool DIY! I’m always looking for interesting art to bring into a space. I may have to DIY some!

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      March 25, 2018 at 9:58 AM

      Thank you!! When you only have a few minutes, a certain look you want and no desire to spend $$$, DIY Sharpie art, it is!!

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  • Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
    March 20, 2018 at 9:59 PM

    This is so cute! Finding artwork for the bathroom has been my hardest task yet… I wish I could use something like this.

  • Mary Meyer
    March 20, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Love the DIY art. Super chic!

  • Kelly
    March 20, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    looks so good! Love the quick art idea- I need to enlist my kids!! This is a fun one:)

  • Jeweled Interiors
    March 20, 2018 at 6:31 AM

    Oh girl! That’s super cute…and I love the price! DIY art is my favorite!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      March 20, 2018 at 5:21 PM

      Thank you! Free is the BEST! Your a DIY art pro! I love the DIY art in the girls’ room above the beds — it is soooo good!