Let me show you how it all began. First I got the kit and some paint. I didn't really want the green color so I started by painting the heart.
Then using the pattern, I painted the "Country Bath" unto the cloth. I just saw the instructions what to use as a dotter-- that would have simplified things. :) I didn't follow the pattern closely though.
Then I painted the towel rack attached to the heart and made the towel out of the cross stitch material. I fringed the end to make it look like a towel and painted some stripes on it. Then I added some green to the sign.
Then... the star and the jute bow.
Then the placement in the bathroom.
On the shelf that my brother and sister-in-law brought from Regina, when they moved home. I painted it and roughed it with sandpaper to make it look rustic.