Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover

December 6, 2012

Like the upstairs bath in our house, our downstairs bath came with some less than attractive wire shelves installed. Even dumber, it had a whopping two shelves, so it was pretty useless and a huge waste of space. Ugly+ Ineffective= MUST GO! I had been hiding the shelves, along with the horrible mess of appliances and random stuff, behind a curtain, but to be honest that didn’t really look that great so it was time for a change.

First, I cleaned and organized all the stuff we had stashed in there, getting rid of things, putting others in new spots, and cleaning out what would have to go back. Then, I spent a few hours tearing out the shelves and spackling so I could paint it to match the rest of the room. Even with just that change it was an improvement. Add to that a major IKEA trip (is there such a thing as a minor IKEA trip? I wish I knew how to get out of there not spending so much) and this was the result.

The shelf is just a super cheap option from IKEA. I think it was only $20. It was actually the only shelf they had that was small enough to fit into the space. I also picked up the boxes and the other containers there, too.

I haven’t gotten around to finding/making any art for the frame yet, but it’s on the agenda.

The best thing about the shelf is that it provides a nice, organized place for stuff we don’t use that often, like pumpkin knives and Christmas cookie decorations, as well as stuff we do use a lot.

We’ve even got a spot to stash extra paper towels and napkins!

One of my favorite things is this cute geometric squirrel from Target. I do love animal-shaped decor.

All in all, it came out really well and wasn’t too expensive to do. It makes our bathroom feel a lot cleaner and organized and we don’t have to hide the shame of our disorganization behind a curtain anymore.

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  • Reply Kola December 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    The shelving almost looks custom for the space. It looks great!
    Check out my page for any inspirations,

  • Reply Kathie December 7, 2012 at 5:49 am

       I’d love to see a “before” photo.  Don’t they just make you feel ToTaLLy Awesome?And Rightfully so!  : DThanks for sharing!~KathieGlen Allen, VA

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