Continuing with the theme of just having a ton of fun in the upstairs bathroom— no, I didn’t hit anything else with a hammer— I decided to do something completely mature… draw on the walls with a marker.
First of all, you have to understand that Sharpies and I go way back.
Back in college I used to immortalize every new bottle of liquor we finished with a sharpie version in The Bottle Project. Classy, I know.
More recently I completed this wall art with a “wood stain” marker (aka glorified sharpie)…
And these tiny planets (which may get a home in another bathroom, actually)…
And of course I used a large “paint” sharpie on the painting I just finished (which, totally unrelated, I had an awesome idea for how to redo that painting at 4:00 this morning, because I jut can’t. let. it. go.)
How this relates to my upstairs bathroom is, well, obviously I’m crazy. Also, for whatever reason (it may have been the 50% off tag at Hobby Lobby) I felt compelled to buy this thing…
Because who wouldn’t want a fake cow head hanging in their bathroom? This was a “Men’s Decor” item, by the way, but apparently I missed the lesson in school where girls are supposed to like flowers and boys are supposed to like skulls.
But maybe it’s a little less manly with a coat of white paint?
I planned to just hang this over the commode as-is, but I’m planning a little chalkboard style art for a few of the frames in the gallery wall over the sink, and that’s where the sharpie came in…
I decided my trophy skull definitely needed to be mounted on a plaque. So I drew one up in Illustrator and printed it out.
Then I traced over it with a pen to put a slight indent in the wall, which gave me a guide to draw (right on the wall, mind you) with my white paint sharpie.
The plaque could be a smidge bigger actually and I may roll over it with some paint and try it one more time.
But still, super fun. It won’t be the last time I draw on the walls in this bathroom with a marker… I can tell you that for sure.
I’m still working on odds and ends in here like getting the gallery frames up and putting in new switches and outlets, but she’s coming along. And hey, the toilet works and there’s a skull on the wall, so what else do you really need?