This all started with a One Fish Two Fish dresser I saw online 11 years ago when I was decorating my daughter’s baby room Dr. Seuss style. I knew I wanted to create one someday. Then I started collecting more One Fish Two Fish items and decided to decorate the kids’ bathroom with all of it.
This is a half bathroom with just a sink and toilet for our kids. The last owners did not put a shower in, but left the area as a closet. I keep linens and holiday décor in the dresser. At some point we will put a shower in here and the dresser will go to one of our kids’ rooms.
Decorating Tip: Search eBay for unique Dr. Seuss items
I got the Cat in the Hat in the tub toy (ERTL brand), the soap dispenser and fish bookends and book/bank all from eBay over the years. Check there for fun vintage items to add to your room. Search eBay for “One Fish Seuss”. I also search for sUess because many sellers spell his name wrong.
I added the words “1 Flush” and the fish image on the toilet using vinyl (see more about vinyl below).
I got the fish die cut images from Amazon.
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We used blue painters tape to apply the fish to the wall. The kids like to move the fish around. I made the white and orange jumping fish using vinyl.
I got the yellow frame from Cut it Out. It was unfinished so I painted it bright yellow to add some color. I added polka-dot scrapbook paper then taped on a yellow fish.
TIP: Frame Calendar Art
The black poster frame holds a Dr. Seuss picture from a calendar I purchased a few years ago.
Before and after photos of the bathroom. The vanity used to be a dark 80’s brown. I’d still like to remove the medicine cabinet mirror but it is very functional for now. The three circle mirrors came from IKEA several years ago. Here is a 22 inch mirror they have now.
How I Did It
I hand drew the waves on the wall with a pencil. Then I painted right under that line with a small brush. My kids helped roll the paint onto the larger section. I used a black sharpie permanent marker to trace the top of the waves and added some accent lines in the water and some splashes above the water.
One Fish Two Fish Dresser
I bought this dresser from our local classified for $20 a few years ago. I got new knobs for $5.00 total at a yard sale. Notice how I used the knobs to dot the letter i.
I won the yellow spray paint from Krylon (paint name: Sun Yellow) when I created these Lego Jars. The color was perfect to match the cover of Dr. Seuss’ One Fish Two Fish book.
Using Printable Vinyl
The thing that I waited the longest to complete was creating the vinyl words and fish images. I finally learned how to get printable vinyl, print the fish on it, then used my Silhouette cutter to do the intricate cutting around the edges. There are some You Tube videos that explain how to do this. I found my fish images online. I imported them into my Silhouette computer program. Then I printed them onto the printable vinyl sheet with registration marks using my ink jet printer. Next, I traced the shape (this part was tricky) to create cutting lines around the fish in the program. Then I ran the vinyl through the Silhouette cutting machine and it cut the fish out.
This is the Waterproof Vinyl I purchased from Amazon. Silhouette, Cricut and Vinyl Expressions also offer printable vinyl. Click the photo >>>>
Dr. Seuss Fonts
I used plain black and red vinyl to create the words using this free Doctor Soos Font. This link has a few more Dr. Seuss fonts if you need them for other projects.
I hope you liked our Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish bathroom and dresser.
Click here to find the Free printable fish matching game I created.
Try this Free Printable Fish game to work on numbers with your younger children. There are versions with addition and subtraction inside the bowls too.
We also love the One Fish Two Fish search game from Wonder Forge.
See game on Amazon here >>>> Click photo below
I’d love to see your One Fish Two Fish projects. Share your link in the comment below.