I’ve done a lot of painting during the seven years we’ve lived in this house. A lot. Most rooms have been painted three or more times… Adam jokes that there are so many layers of paint on the walls that I’ve actually decreased the square footage of our home. There is one spot that has yet to be caressed by a paintbrush though, the single stronghold that reminds me daily of the time we bought a house that looked like the inside of a stomach.
The master bathroom closet.
That’s the BEFORE before, like before I got my hands on it. I made it much, much worse.
Do I really need to explain why this space needed an update? Basically, I’m a slob and the super deep shelves (and random narrow one at the bottom) weren’t helping. It all had to go.
The plan? White paint, wood shelves, basket storage. Easy.
I tackled the closet this last weekend, and asked Adam if he would make some shelves for it. I just wanted them to be wooden, simple, and free (using scraps from the garage) and expected mismatched plywood plopped into supports. What Adam made was birch shelves with a wood strip across the front (stained to match the other wood in the bathroom), sanded smooth and sealed with poly. That man….if he wrote a DIY blog it definitely wouldn’t have the word “imperfection” in the title.
So while he was building his happy little heart out, I was organizing all our bathroom stuff into these cute baskets…
They’re all from BHG at Walmart from right to left is the wire basket, hyacinth media basket, and galvanized bin, each $7-$8. They have a ton of other options too, most of them have the rustic/industrial/farmhouse thing going on.
Ahh, isn’t that nice? Although I think I’m going to switch out those small hyacinth baskets out for bigger ones, these are so small that they look kinda ridiculous.
(If you’re wondering why I have so many paper products, it’s because I coupon and buy a lot of something when it’s a great deal. When there’s a sale and a coupon, I pounce. When there’s a sale and a coupon, and a rebate I stock the heck up. I have so much dental floss, lotion, and eyeshadow right now that I may never have to purchase those things ever again.)
So anyway, on the very bottom I have extra toilet paper and paper towels, and on the shelf above that is extra bath towels. I’ve never rolled towels before but figured I might try storing them like this for a while and see if it keeps them in place and not constantly sliding off the shelves.
On the shelves above that is bins full of all the extra bathroom supplies. I love baskets and bins because you can basically still be your slob of a self, but instead of hurling stuff randomly onto an already crowded shelf, you hurl it into the labeled basket. It’s the same amount of effort, except one makes you feel like a dirty hoarder and the other makes you feel like you deserve a pat on the back from Martha Stewart herself.
This closet is really just for all the extra bathroom supplies, the things we are currently using are in the vanity. Now that it’s organized and actually looks nice I think I can actually keep it like this (hey, it worked in my pantry!).
*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own.