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This is a great chance to let your child use his or her own creativity!
Find a bright fabric to match your chosen theme and make your own
shower curtain. It is a simple matter of hemming the top and bottom and
adding grommets to hold the curtain rings. You can sew pockets made from
the fabric (reinforced with fuseable backing) to the front of the shower
curtain to hold washcloths, combs and the like. Add one or two grommets to
the bottom of the pocket to allow moisture to evaporate.
Pick one color from the fabric you chose to use as a wall color (for a
vibrant color, paint only one wall as a feature and leave the other walls
neutral or simply paint the wall trim).
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live with the color for at least 24 hours.
Buy a small can of the color
What may look wonderful by morning light may be
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customized look for your windows, or if you just don’t like the
look of conventional curtains, try cutting out a portion of the fabric
around a featured pattern and using fuseable backing to adhere it to a
Or add an edging to the bottom of the shade – wide rick-rack,
a ruffle, tassel edging, pompoms, or a strip of matching fabric. Give you
a hot glue gun and a basket full of trim and then “Katie, bar the
Give life to the bathroom
with painted knobs or specialty children’s knobs in fun shapes to match your
theme. You can paint the knobs in stripes, flowers, checkerboards,
squiggles, animals and any other shape your child can think of!
If you are handy with power tools, try making knobs of simple shapes
made of scrap wood. Simply prime and let your child paint!
Remember to put a towel ring at a height your child can reach.
personalize towels by cutting letters from of the fabric you have chosen
and applying them to the towel with an appliquÃ© stitch on your sewing
machine or by using fuseable backing. Just make sure that the fabric is
If you don’t like the tile you have,
dress it up with stencils made from ordinary sponges.
Choose a simple shape and make a template out of paper. Place the paper
over the sponge and cut with a utility knife or scissors. Clean your
tiles with soap and water, then alcohol. Pour your paint into disposable
tin pie plates for ease of clean up. Press the sponge into the paint,
then press the paint-filled sponge to the wall. Don’t move the sponge
around, just lift it off carefully. Let dry thoroughly and apply a
Make certain that bathmats you chose for the room have a non-skid backing
for your child’s safety. There are many bathmats available now with themes
To help little ones reach the sink,
steps with a broad, stable base can be painted and decorated, however,
remember, if a child can reach the sink to get his toothbrush, he/she may
also be able to reach electric appliances like hairdryers or storage
cabinets filled with medicines.
Keep them behind child-proof locked doors.
Fill a small basket with shampoo, toothpaste and other personal
hygiene items that a child can easily handle. Decorate the basket in your
theme with ribbons, painted or stenciled animals, or other trims; again,
hot glue can be a decorator’s friend!
Sound like fun? It is! Making your child’s bathroom into one you can be
proud of is a rewarding experience! Now…if you can just convince your
husband to change the Early Athlete’s Foot dÃ©cor of his own shower, your
life would be perfect!