Renovations are what typically come to mind when people think of giving a bathroom a new look, but the answer can be as simple as changing the shower curtain. Most of us have settled on the typical, bland, off-white pattern, but a trip to your local Ikea or Bed Bath & Beyond will open your eyes to the incredible possibilities. These days, shower curtains come in a wide variety of decorative prints, ranging from fine art to breathtaking photos.
As lovely as they look when they are brand new, it’s almost a shame that such massive and elegant prints are kept out of sight in the bathroom. In a blog post to House of Jade, Erin and Kristen have come up with a creative project that puts these lovely designs on display for all to see. With just a few simple supplies, you too can convert these shower curtains into hangable wall art.
What you will need:
- 1 shower curtain
- 2 strips of 1″ x 2″ lumber cut to 67 inches
- 4 strips of 1″ x 2″ lumber cut to 65 inches
- An electric drill with 1 1/2″ screws
- A staple gun
You should start off by purchasing a shower curtain with a design that you really love. It should complement the look of the room in which you intend to hang it, and you need to have enough room to properly have it on display. Afterwards, you should purchase your lumber and lay them out in the shape of the frame as seen below:
The suggested size of the frame is merely a recommendation based on the most common size of shower curtain available in stores. Feel free to make any alterations to the dimensions based on the print or the amount of space available on your wall. Once you have your frame lain out, secure it together with some wood screws.
It should stay in place, but if there is any wobble or play in the frame, secure it even further with a couple staples from the staple gun.
With the perimeter of the frame built, it’s time to attach the two supporting pieces of lumber to the middle. Follow the same process of screwing them from the outside of the frame and eliminating any play with a staple gun.
Center the shower curtain on the frame to your liking and use a single staple to keep the top in place.
Then, flip the entire project over and secure the entire top of the curtain with your staple gun. The curtain should be secured to the inside edge of the frame.
Once the top is lined up and secured, move on to the bottom. When stapling the bottom, be sure to pull as tightly as possible on the fabric to remove any creases and slack. Follow the same process when attaching the left and right sides to the frame.
When you get to the corners, fold the fabric and try to create a tight fold so there isn’t any bunching. Bunching will make it impossible for the project to hang flat against the wall and make it appear uneven.
A properly folded corner should look something like this:
With the project complete, all that’s left to do is place it on the wall.
You can mount it with some picture frame wire or have it rest on top of a dresser.
Experiment with different designs to match the feel of different rooms.
This playful print is perfectly suited for a child’s room.
To learn more about the details of this project, be sure to check out Erin and Kristen’s blog post here.
H/T: NX2 | House of Jade Interiors