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Bathroom Wall Art and Free Printables

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Dress up your powder room with some beautiful bathroom wall art! We’re offering free printables from four fantastic artists: seaweed illustrations by Anna Atkins, seashells and seahorses by Ernst Haeckel, vintage postcard drawings by Leo Fontan and Paris boulevard etchings by A.-P Martial.

If we had to choose one DIY project that we are so proud of, both Greg and I would tell you that it is our guest bathroom renovation. It is our biggest undertaking thus far. We did everything in there ourselves: no contractors nor any help from others. And it was the very first big project that my babes initiated! I know what you’re thinking – I was as shocked as you are!! LOL. And while he was at it, he even started my famous pajama counter with that renovation! hahaha 😀

Again, if we had to choose one DIY project that we are so over and don’t even want to remember, hands down it also would be our guest bathroom renovation! I have to say, we both learned a lot from that one: my babes learned learned to keep shush keep calm and carry on with the video game before mistakenly initiating a huge project. As for me, I learned to think twice before asking him to hang anything on the walls! hahaha 😀

Anyway… now you know why I waited a year before even talking about the bathroom wall art, LOL. But last weekend I felt like those walls were nagging at me [now you know how I feel, -Greg], so I decided to do something about it. After digging into my frame pile in our basement, I found these simple wooden frames. Another Put & Take find and I think the perfect set for the job!

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The plan was to paint them white and put some coastal or nautical style prints in them. So first, I took the hardware out.

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As the frames had a lot of dings and scratches all around, I had to fix them before painting. Using wood filler and a putty knife, I filled all the imperfections. Once the wood filler dried, I sanded it down and the frames were ready for painting.

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Next, I started spray painting them with flat white. After the first two coats, I realized that flat white spray paint wasn’t as white as the Behr Ultra White (our board and batten and trim color). So I prepared some homemade chalk paint in Ultra White color and painted the frames with 2 coats of my homemade chalk paint. Once I finished painting, I sanded the frames slightly to get a nice smooth surface. After sanding, I cleaned the dust off of the frames with a damp cheesecloth and waxed them with Fiddes & Sons clear wax.

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Here is a little note about this wax: I used it for the first time on our guest bathroom vanity and I fell in love with it. This stuff is goooood!!! Greg also agrees with me on this one: when I gave my can of Fiddes & Sons to him for his faux card catalog cabinet, he never returned it back to me, and said “yes, it’s a keeper, you’d better get yourself another one.” LOL. Typical! He always steals my waxes and brushes, and then bitches at me when his tools start cruising around the house. It’s not like I taught them how to grow legs and walk. [Why would they need to walk when you carry them everywhere? -Greg] I have to say though, his tools just love to play hide and seek with him, hahaha 😀 [Keep it up, woman. Remember who cooks your meals. -Greg] So anyway… if you are looking for a good furniture wax, Fiddes & Sons clear wax is a great one (and inexpensive too!) Now let’s get back to the our guest bathroom wall art.

While I only needed three single printable pieces for our guest bathroom wall, as usual I went above and beyond, and prepared 4 sets of great guest bathroom printables for all of us (which you’ll find at the end of this post) 😀 The first set has Anna Atkins’ seaweed photographs which I really love. I printed three seaweeds with our large-format printer (Canon i8720 Printer), then hung the frames using my easy-peasy frame-hanging method. And that was that!

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Here is our guest bathroom wall art! What do you think?

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Not bad, eh? Simple, yet perfect for that space!

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My babes had a really hard time trying to photograph that wall, and of course the glare in the glass made it almost impossible to get a good picture. So I had to take the glass out for the this final one.

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I really love how this trio looks! The only thing I might change in the future is the frame size. The frames I painted were 11×14, and as I didn’t want to spend any money, I made these do for now. But after preparing the mockup picture below, I kind of talked myself into getting bigger frames with white mats. Hahaha 😀 I know… sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. [Yeah, mine, too, lol! Oh, crap, she heard me. RUN! -Greg]

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White frames with white mats look way better for these seaweed printables. Oh by the way, before I forget – I prepared 10 seaweed printables, in 3 different shades of dark blue backgrounds. So you’ll find a total of 30 of these seaweeds in each size (8.5×11, 11×14, 11×17, 12×18 and 16×20 inches) that we’re sharing in The VIP Patch.

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The second set of bathroom wall art printables includes seashells and seahorses picked from Ernst Haeckel’s illustrations. I couldn’t decide which color looked the best, so I ended up designing these seashells and seahorses in three different colors: off-white, light blue and blue. All are high-resolution and have a white background, so you can easily resize and print them to fit any size frame you’d like. You can find these seashells and seahorses under the “Coastal & Nautical” tab in The VIP Patch.

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If you are into French style decor, then you might consider adorning your guest bathroom walls with these vintage postcard illustrations by Leo Fontan. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the high resolution versions of these vintage risqué leg illustrations anywhere online. Therefore the 6 printables I prepared for the third set only have three sizes: 8×10, 8.5×11 and 11×17 inches. You’ll find these illustrations from Leo Fontan under the “Vintage Illustrations” tab in The VIP Patch.

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And last but not least, I want to share some of A.-P Martial’s drawings with you: hand-colored etchings of Paris boulevards. I included 6 beautiful etchings in 4 different sizes (8×10, 8.5×11, 11×17 and 16×20 inches) into our last set of bathroom wall art printables, and I hope you enjoy them all. You can find these beautiful boulevard illustrations under the “Vintage Illustrations” tab in The VIP Patch.

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Before I leave, I want to quickly remind you that you can scale the 16×20 inch printables down to 12×15 / 8×10 / 4×5 inches with no problems. If you need help with scaling down these printables so you can print them using your home printer, then make sure you check out our “How To Easily Resize Pictures” post.

Also, if you don’t have a large-format printer like the Canon i8720 (prints up to 13×19 inches) and are wondering the best place to get some of the large printables printed, we recommend trying Staples in your area or Amazon print shop. Both stores offer custom-sized prints on matte or glossy paper and they both cost about the same.  Staples also offers Engineering Prints, which are really affordable for large-format prints, but in some areas (like ours), they must be ordered from their online print shop.

Now it’s time to click on the button below to download the printables you’d like!

Handan, xo

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  1. Dear Handen and Greg, Thank you for sharing these and all the beautiful freebies. You have helped me thru a very difficult time by allowing me to have a source to decorate my home and re-decorate my life. I am more than grateful and appreciative for these gifts. May God bless you and yours with health, happiness and love for caring and sharing. Looking forward to your continued talents, Fondly, Alice
    No reply necessary.

    1. Oh my – I don’t even know how to reply this, Alice. Your comment brought tears to my eyes (made me so happy that I can’t even explain!) Thank you so very much for your lovely blessing! We feel very lucky to have readers like you, and we couldn’t ask for more! 🙂

  2. wow guys alice made me get a lump in my throat i am so glad someone else loves y’all as much as i do, the legs are so fun xx

    1. Exactly how I felt, Chris! And I have to say, I couldn’t be happier to see all our freebies are appreciated and getting good use. 🙂
      Oh those legs…Hahaha…those are actually among my first craft projects. Back in the day I had 4 of them hanging in our bedroom. I still love them! But Greg was like “Can we change these when we redo our bedroom?” LOL. So I took them down for now. But soon I’ll fill those walls too and when I do, I’ll again share them as printables 😉

  3. I absolutely love all of the printables! I will definitely be adding some to my bathroom! I am so glad Alice was able to let you know just how special you two are to many of us! Your blog is one of two that I read faithfully because I know I will probably learn something new and have a good laugh!
    P.S. Alice, good luck with your future. I know it may be tough now but it will get better! God Bless!

  4. Wow, I can just kiss you guys, because in our powder room of from our kitchen, I drew pictures of nude women, (yes I am a woman). All three of the women/drawings are doing breath self exams in a mirror. Only the butt are shown. The drawing is very tasteful. Everyone that visit our home, and see them, love them. I say this to say, I love (what I call my drawings) corky pictures/paintings. Your prints/pictures are excremely fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing. I also love the way you displayed them.

  5. I love these printables. I also think, (yes it cost more), turned out perfectly. The white frame choice, I feel, was a wonderful choice as well. I have a question, where did you get the beautiful lightblue chair from? I sooooo love it.

    1. Hello Ivory, sorry for the late response. The chair isn’t ours. All these pictures are actually ‘Mockup Pictures’ – meaning that they are staged-up model pictures for us to plugin our printables and display them as if they are in a room. So nothing other than the printables in these images is real. 🙂

  6. Was wondering about your experience with the wax you mentioned in this post. Does it work well on painted and stained pieces? I am looking for a flat wax for my kitchen cabinets that I painted. Tried traditional poly and it was so shiny. I tried flat poly and it streaked. Would you use this for kitchen cabinets?

    1. Hello Marcy,
      I would use Fiddes & Sons clear wax for any room furniture or cabinets. It really is a good one, and if you apply it over a matte painted piece, after buffing it gives only a soft luster (less than a satin sheen). Although you had bad experience with poly, I would also recommend trying the Modern Masters Exterior Dead Flat Varnish. We have nothing but great things to say about the dead flat varnish as it gives a perfect dead flat finish without changing the appearance (even with raw wood). That includes no streaks 😉 You can check our post about the dead flat varnish and see the results:
      https://www.thenavagepatch.com/how-to-finish-raw-wood/
      I hope this info helps! 🙂

  7. Happy New Year!
    I want to start the new year with finally finishing my home by adding decorations. We love these prints , and we love the thin frame the 6 prints with mat are showed in. Can you tell me where to get the picture frames?
    Hope to hear from you!

    1. Hi Sharon – Happy New Year to you! Okay, I’m not sure about those 6 frames, because that is a mockup picture – basically a way for us to show off the printables. We don’t actually have those frames. But after looking in Michaels.com, I can tell you that they have nearly identical ones, so I would start there. BTW, do you live in Curacao or are you Dutch?

      1. Hi again,
        Both, I am Dutch and have lived in Curacao. We moved to the US a few years ago but stil go back and forth to the Netherlands and Curacao. Funny you asked, not many people notice my email address 🙂
        thanks fo the reply about the frames, found these just looking for 1″ wide frame mats to finish off:-) Love your website!

  8. You web site is a gold mine of beautiful creations. I am so inspired by your amazing designs to use for everything from prints for decorating to graphics on cards. I found you while searching for roses to use with some shabby chic cards, your rose collection is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful collection, your graphics are delightful.