I figured I should show you the before pictures, although I forgot to take the pictures of it actually decorated. We had already torn everything down and started redoing it when I realized I didn’t have any pictures..
As you can see my vanity has had a beating… Broken tracks on drawers, paint wearing off , fingernail polish everywhere. Also, Nothing I can do about this, the vanity and light bar never matched up.. it drives me crazy because of it being off centered.. If I had my way completely, I would get a new vanity and new light.. But because I don’t have that extra money right now.. It’ll have to work.
This is a cabinet we built-in as part of the bathroom, that was not a good idea, and it would take a whole remodel job to fix our mistake, again, no money for that.. I just had to come up with a better solution. It’s very deep, hard to reach things, a lot of wasted space. I will show you how I tried to better utilize the space in the next and final blog on the completed project.. It never had the doors it was meant to have because we could never figure out where and which way to swing them. Instead, I just hung curtains over it, to hide the mess it always manages to have.
We have 2 doors into the bathroom a pocket door that leads to our bedroom.. Which, if I didn’t mention.. Our master bath also serves as a guest bathroom because it’s the main bath room of convenience. And the toilet.. AwWW ..uugghhh. Our toilet, what were we thinking?? DO NOT ever put your toilet in the doorway and especially if your door to the bathroom is a straight shot to front door that is all completely windows. All 3 of our bathrooms have the toilet in front of the door and they are all in view of an outside entrance..It’s so lovely when you’re on the toilet and someone comes to the door and your kids run to the bathroom and swing it open and “there you are” ..” Mom! Somebodys here!!” Our toilet just hangs out in the middle of the room.. I have always had a hard time trying to find something convenient to put toilet paper on( I have bought many freestanding toilet paper holders) They fall over or are being moved all the time.. and a place for feminine products close by and extra toilet paper, because we have a large open bathroom. Not pretty in a basket by the toilet. I searched for hours online the other day trying to find the perfect piece that would fit the space just for that type of storage and all along I had it in my house .. ( I will get to that in a sec)
So my bathroom was poorly designed.. ( I’m not remodeling it, I’m just making it more useful with what we have and prettier) …We designed our house without getting any professional help when we built it 10 years ago and with no previous experience or ideas on functional space and adequate storage area, we messed up! I struggle constantly with our home in managing things. But we are slowly learning and slowly fixing things.. And no idea we would have 8 children also, that needed space..LOL ….So you’ll see lots of home projects coming up in the next year..
I did however remodel my entire kitchen last summer.. I will have to write on that and show you that project soon.
So back to the cabinet.. I had this little cabinet my mom said she gave me years ago.. (I really don’t remember where or when I got it) .. I know I painted it years ago and put it in the guest bedroom for a lamp stand by the bed. I recently moved it out because of rearranging furniture, and threw it to the basement with the rest of the
junk treasures… It was so perfect, it has private storage for feminine products and just small enough to fit in the space.So we did a refurb on it and painted it white, added a basket and “VOILA” …
Magazine rack and cabinet..
Here are few pictures so far.. It’s not done yet… waiting on rugs, shower curtain, window curtain, and smaller details , like vinyl art on the walls and some stecilling… more pictures hopefully by the end of the week everything comes in..