Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bathroom Storage


Although our bathroom remodel is not complete, I thought I'd share some progress pictures (to be honest here, I think almost our entire house is a work in progress!).  The first order of business was to attack an awkward storage corner.

BEFORE:


You can imagine my frustration with this corner and I had to dig deep to find a before picture!  (smile)  This is what the corner looked like when we first looked at the house.  When we bought it and moved in, we tore out the shelves and tried to make it look presentable by adding a tall cabinet, but it just never looked right.  We also tried to find a piece of furniture that would fit correctly, but to no avail.  Then my husband decided the best course of action would be to build in some storage and I could hardly contain my excitement. 



He used tongue and groove bead board and installed it horizontally so that the bathroom looked original and cohesive with the rest of the house.


I love the way it turned out!  In the planning stages I immediately designated the top cabinet for medicine... large enough to store everything and far enough up that I can be assured it is out of reach!  (I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have an official place to store medicine!) 


We didn't want the entire storage corner to be cabinets though, so my husband didn't frame everything in and left a couple shelves open for storing things like towels, toilet paper and undergarments (smile) in the  basket for a certain little girl.


We also wanted to make sure this special stool had room to be tucked away.  Since the bathroom is small, it is important to keep things out of the walkway!


This wooden stool was made for my mom when she was little and a couple years ago my grandma painted the top and gave it to me to use for our girls.


And you can tell, we do use it!

This little stool is mine!
I use it all the time.
To reach the things I couldn't,
And some of the things I shouldn't!

So sweet.


We are slowly making our way around the room installing the bead board, but I couldn't resist purchasing this cheery shower curtain from Pottery Barn on sale.  The blue and red flows with the rest of the decor downstairs.


The toilet and sink are also new since we moved in.


This adorable picture came from an artist local to my relatives in Alaska and it finally found a home in the bathroom. 


This morning I couldn't resist cutting a few flowering branches off the tree in our yard and tucking them in an old Ball jar for the bathroom.  Not only are they beautiful, but they give off a slight sweet fragrance. 


We've been enjoying weather in the 70s this week and spring feels like it is finally here!

22 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love the built-in...how perfect! And all your little touches make it really homey in there. Love springtime and being able to bring the outdoors in:)

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  2. Oh BTW, my husband and I made your scones last night (fun date night activity!) and they turned out yummy! I didn't have unsaltened butter though so mine are a little on the salty side:/ Great recipe that I'm sure I'll be making time and time again...thanks!!

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  3. Man, your husband did a fabulous job! How great that area looks. Really beautiful!

    Blessings to you, Amy

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  4. I love the way you did the boards! They look awesome!
    Pretty flowers too!
    Sherry's Bees Nest

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  5. wow, how nice that the cherry blossoms are out in your area. I'm going to go hunting for them in our city soon. They are so beautiful. great renno!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and for sharing your knowledge about the cherry blossoms (I'm so clueless I wasn't even sure what they were, only that they were beautiful!). Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Such a great update to your bath, Andrea! Love your fresh pops of red, too! Welcome to blogging, glad to have found you from Cozy Little House!

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  7. I love your blog and style! I found you via Cozy Little House! I am going to attempt your grain sack like table runner today.

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see how your runner turns out!

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  8. Your bathroom looks wonderful. Your hubby did a fantastic job and the red is so cheerful. I love how you have the little basket for your daughter's "special items" and the stool is very sweet!!

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  9. Keep that husband! He did a beautiful job on the tongue and groove.

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  10. I found you via Brenda at Cozy Little House! You have a lovely blog (and a very handy husband)! I live in Douglas, Alaska...where do your relatives live? Come by and see me at Home in Douglas!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Paula! My relatives are in Anchorage, so a little ways from you. :-)

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  11. Hi ! I love your bathroom and would surely say that your husband is a "keeper".. The picture of the little mouse is so cute and your shower curtain is gorgeous.. You have two precious little girls.. I know they keep you busy.. I found you through The Cozy Little House blog.. Have a happy day and a lovely Easter.. Blessings, Charlotte in Va.

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  12. Love your bathroom! I'd love to have you come share it at my party that just opened!!! XO, Aimee

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    1. Thanks, Aimee, I'll have to come check it out!

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  13. You're off the hook girl! Love the bead board cabinet!
    Whitney - The Rooster and The Hen

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  14. We've been lurking here all week...and we'll be featuring this project at tomorrow morning's RRR features! Congrats!

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  15. What a fabulous look for a bathroom, so fresh and clean, and when you see the difference from how it originally was it really inspires. My wife spotted it too and is now demanding something similar in our tiny little bathroom in The Gold Coast that has been in desperate need of a makeover since we moved in 5 years ago!

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