Organizing a Small Bathroom Space
Toilets aside, one important area in my bathroom that I do love to organize and clean is the shelving conveniently tucked in behind the door. Yes, I love a small bathroom but I may not be saying that if there were no storage. That could be very challenging for a girl and her products (guilty as charged!).
Finally, I carved out some time one weekend and decided it was time to make something of this little nook.
Once I brought it home it was smaller in the space than I first imagined but still works like a charm.
Since I would be painting inside my apartment (painting outside in my apartment complex has its challenges) I used a no odor primer after sanding down the laminate. I did two coats of this with a light sanding after each one.
Then I dug through my paint leftovers (a challenging task since all my painting supplies are in my storage unit) and found the so-called navy blue from the sunroom makeover. It is Pantone’s Navy Blue mixed in Duramax by Valspar but it definitely reads more purple blue than navy blue. But I had it on hand and like the color. It fits in the blue bathroom.
I ended up doing three coats of the blue since it was a darker color, and I always find it challenging to get an even color with just two coats.
As I was waiting for paint to dry (thrilling as always) I cleaned up the cheapo, lightweight hardware and sprayed them with a little silver (my favorite from Rust-o-leum that I also painted the kitchen hardware with). I thought the silver sparkle would be perfect in the bathroom.
As a final step to add a little extra bling to the cabinet, I lined the bottoms of the drawers with some pretty paper I had in my collection.
To the left is a basket I previously purchased and stored all my hair supplies. It’s been doing a good job for years now so I didn’t change it. I love the outside of the basket and think the colors work great but I don’t love that you can see all the contents. I might look for another basket with a hinged top but really, I probably won’t. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. It makes morning easier so that’s really the biggest win ever, right?!
There it is, a modest little makeover for my bathroom that makes me happy to use every day! I love blues in every shade and especially like mixing them in a space so I am digging how this bathroom has come together. Now to start brainstorming ideas for renter friendly artwork that can withstand the humidity this bathroom creates!
Karen Clemens Fox on Feb 27, 2019
Megan- Great work! I admire your determination in hunting out the perfect pieces!
Heres a DIY idea that might work for your 'hair' basket- instead of looking for a totally different item (i agree if it aint broke...but theres ALWAYS room for augmentation!)-maybe your luck will hold & you can find a bowl type basket thats a slightly larger diameter that would work as a domed lid? If it is a traditional woven type you could whip stich around one of the original containers handles to attach the bowl top (im thinking flexible hinge) & even add something decorative on the opposite side for the other handle to slip over & secure the whole thing shut. By useing something pretty that matches the original base it would not only literally but aesthetically TIE THE PIECE TOGETHER -maybe even the whole makeover? Im not big into everything needing to MATCH but some people are- to each their own-
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