My bathroom redo began with this crocheted panel and seashell mirror treatment, then I added a few more things.
My small, narrow bathroom had no interest. It has little in the way of storage...a two-door cupboard beneath the counter and only two tiny drawers. There's no linen closet, medicine cabinet, or shelving.
My challenge was to create style, organize my needful things, and add storage without cluttering things up.
Another shopping trip to Michael's crafts store yielded a couple of baskets to store my towels in. All baskets were 40% off, so I felt good about spending a little to enhance my bathroom's functionality and style.
A small sea grass basket organizes and stores wash clothes and hand towels on the back of the commode.
A wire basket with a cotton liner stores extra towels out of the way in the corner between the tub-surround and wall.
I wanted a clock in the bathroom so I'd be able to keep track of time when getting ready for appointments. I opted for a wall clock as it wouldn't take up valuable counter space. The fan I already owned. I tacked it to the wall using a couple small nails.
I wanted to bring in a bit of Nature to enhance a spa-like feel in addition to the shells I'd bordered the bathroom mirror with. So, from my crystal collection I added these to a porcelain storage shelf in the tub enclosure.
A box that looks like a book (once used to hold my Kindle reader and charger) is re-purposed to hold make-up attractively and out of sight.
A small, divided dish containing a few shells left over from the mirror treatment can also hold rings and things. The dish and matching standing mirror were purchased years ago from a thrift store. A pump bottle of soap is tidier than a gooey bar of soap.
At one corner of the tub a whimsical cup - another long ago thrift store purchase - holds a few small bath necessities within easy reach at the corner of the tub.
And to complete my "Paris Apartment-styled" bathroom, a chandelier! The chandelier somewhat echoes the pattern in the shower curtain - a happy bit of serendipity. A crystal adhered to the base of the octagon window adds a focal point to the otherwise plain, frosted glass.
Costs for my small-bathroom redux...
Glue gun, glue sticks, and shells...$24.24 (see previous post).
Sea grass and metal baskets for towel storage...$29.00
Paris wall clock...$34.00 (Aspire Sadie Wall Clock from Walmart on-line).
Chandelier...$14.95 from a thrift store in Coeur d'Alene called...The Paris Flea Market!!!
Total cost of my bathroom Re-dux was $102.19.
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