Monday, January 9, 2012

Bathroom Revamp--Part II "The Plan"

Hello readers! I mentioned here that Mr. Mayhem and I are doing a little touching up to the upstairs bathroom. In the last post I chronicled the problems of the bathroom and things I want to change. This post is devoted to the plans I have been scheming to make those changes. I will also blog the progress to see if my plans become a reality or a real mess!

The main problem with the bathroom is a lack of storage.  I will address this problem in a couple of ways. First of all the bathroom is TINY, so adding any type of furniture/rack was out of the questions. There is zero floor space with the exception of the place in front of the vanity, but i need that space to stand for make-up application etc. I decided to instead add a wall cabinet. Similar to this one, but not exact.

The one I have is a hand-me-down from Mama Mayhem. It was oak with a little spindle railing on the top that made it look super country. After removing the railing, painting it white, and putting on new hardware it is looking much better. 

The cabinet has a towel rack on the bottom, but I have decided to use it for storage like the picture below instead of towels.

Are you getting my vision? Picture the little buckets hanging at the bottom of the cabinet. See cute, right? Less old-school country farm house.

Especially if you picture it with these beauties instead of buckets. These are from Ikea.  They are 5" and I love them! I guess will have to take a trip to the Twin Cities visit my sis and pick up three or four!

 To let you enter the vision in my mind, I have Photoshopped the two pictures together. I am not a PhotoShop master so give me a little grace, but this is what I'm picturing.  If I don't have stuff to store in them because it is all in the spacious upper cabinet, it would be so cute to have little plants in them!!

I especially love the janky hand drawn "S" hooks that the containers are hanging from in this picture. ;-) 

 The other storage solution that I have been schemeing is a shelf above the door. Like this:

Mr. Mayhem is pretty  handy with things like that so I will likely put him in charge of the shelf project. It will be awesome to have a convenient, out-of-the-way space to store towels and other odds and ends.

Speaking of towels, the towel drying situation is dysfunction number 2 of the bathroom. The solution due to lack of wall space for towel rods is this:

It is a double shower curtain rod. It can be used two ways. The first way is to use one rod for your liner and one for your shower curtain and the other way is to put the liner and shower curtain on one rod (like a normal person) and hang towels on the other rod. This is one of the few purchases I have actually already made. I got it at B3 for $32.00. It is usually $40, but I had a 20% off coupon.

Now to fix the ugly! First the new color scheme!

As you can see I'm paring a pretty aqua/teal green color with a pretty spunky orange. I love it. Most of the bathroom will be teal and white with little pops (hate that word, but couldn't think of a better one) of orange. (hint: the roman shade will be orange and white!)

Here are some of my color inspiration pictures. Yes, I know that is a laundry room, but I can still do the same type of color in my bathroom. I have not yet decided on the exact color, but it will be something similar to that laundry room. The other picture just shows a nice paring of orange and teal.

 Other than the wall color I also want to change the window covering. I'm going to follow this tutorial to make roman shades like this:

 Out of fabric like this:

I already purchased the fabric, so if you don't like it, don't tell me! :-) It is from JoAnn Fabrics. I don't know what it is called. I bought it before I was blogging.

The final two touch-ups will be the lighting and the mirror. In place of the ugly off centered light fixture I will be adding this beauty (again already purchased from here.)

The mirror right now is a boring old contractor's mirror with the little plastic clips around the edge to hold it on. I plan to add a beautiful, white, chunky frame to said mirror to make it look more like this except vertical.

So I guess what I mean is, it will look more like this.

Don't be jealous of my photo manipulation skills.  And when I say "I am going to add", I really mean I am going to tell Mr. Mayhem the plan and he will do the sawing/gluing/nailing that is involved. I'm not a woodworker and he loves projects like this!  

So that is the plan! Now it is just time to finalize then execute the plan! 
What about you? Any fun scheming and planning happening at your place? I like scheme and plan things even if I know it is never going to happen. I have remodeled the whole basement in my mind many times. Dreaming is fun!

1 comment:

  1. I love the little containers for under the cabinet! You have everything planned out so well.
    Have fun carrying it out.