Friday, December 18, 2009

Bathroom Storage Ideas

Since I've already shown you his medicine cabinet, I wanted to show you what else we've done so far in this client's bathroom.

These Muji drawers fit his tiny vanity perfectly giving him easy storage for extra toiletries. And since his vanity is so tiny, giving him hardly any surface space, we decided to install a little shelf over the toilet. We used a white wood shelf from Ikea, cut to size, attached to the side of the vanity with a simple bracket and held up on the other side with his old closet rod (will show you what I did to his closet soon).

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Switching Out Ugly Rental Light Fixture

I was finally able to put the new light in the alcove! I used a ceiling canopy which had to have a hole drilled into the cap to let the wire come through, a light kit that was cut and attached to existing electrical mount in ceiling, and an oval paper lantern. LOVE IT!

(Just be sure to be careful anytime you mess around with any electrical work. I had this put in by an electrician).

Monday, December 14, 2009

Is Your Medicine Cabinet Ridiculously Small?

Use acrylic drawer organizers (on top and middle shelves) to hold smaller items. Acrylic risers (middle shelf) create additional shelf space. Try putting your toothbrush holder without the lid in the cabinet to hold toothbrushes and other oral hygiene tools.

If you click on the image to get a larger view, you can see a shot glass behind the toothpaste holding small metal tools; tweezers, nail clippers, etc.

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Apartment Progress... Bathroom

Remember when I said I wanted something dark and dramatic for the bathroom wall? I eventually decided on a dark olive green but I'm not happy with how it came out. It looks a lot better in the pic than in person...

I don't like the way the white shelving brackets stand out so much and I also don't like the sheen of the eggshell finish (the larger samples only come in eggshell finish). I'm thinking of repainting it white... what do you think??