My Daughters' Bathroom
I've decided to add an extra feature to the blog this year.
Welcome to my first
I am not, by nature, an organized person.
Decorating and being crafty are so not in my skill set,
but I've made a commitment to start making our house more
"my style" and less "it-was-on-clearance" style.
This began when I decided to clean out my closet to avoid working on revisions for my current WIP.
You can read about the closet makeover and my ensuing injury here.
Now, that my revisions are finished and I'm out of my writing slump, I'm ready to share some other projects.
Besides, we all love BEFORE and AFTER pictures, right?
This is also our guest bath.
The monkeys were cute. They were also on sale. No one in the family has a deep affection for monkeys, though I have had the two stuffed ones on the toilet since I was a little girl.
This gives you a little more of the full effect of the shower curtain and a view of my oldest daughter's preschool artwork. Um, yeah, she's in 5th grade now. Time for a change.
But, first, you must feast your eyes on the wondrous organization I had going on under the sink.
Everything you need in one big, tangled pile.
The bathroom is a peanut butter color and I would really love to paint it a soft purple or celery green. Except that I hate painting. So, peanut butter it will stay. Maybe I'll attack that on Spring Break.
First, we needed a cool new shower curtain.
and a place to put the towels
The monkeys were replaced by a basket of wash clothes and
family picture on the wall instead of the giraffe.
The picture frame hung in my classroom last year. I just stuck it up there because the color matched.
The day after I redecorated, a family friend came out and announced,
"I found myself in your bathroom!"
For a moment I was afraid he'd had some sort of spiritual awakening in there!
Then, he explained he was in the background of one of the pictures.
The frame may not stay. I can't decide if it's weird to have eyes on you while you do your business or not.
I got the pink and blue tubs at the Target $1 spot. They made me stupidly happy. The purple container above is suctioned to the mirror. Each girl has one to hold their toothbrush, toothpaste and a small cup.
And, last, my favorite part....
UNDER THE SINK!
These are from the container store and I will freely admit I stole this idea from
So, that's the first makeover.
I've already done a few more spaces. For every week I keep what I've already done organized, I'm rewarding myself with buying something for the next space I plan to work on. Some of the projects are small, some are entire rooms... We'll see how that works out.
What do you think?
Would you like to see the other spaces?
Are you as intrigued by before and after pictures as I am?
Have you done any organizing/redecorating?
I'd love to see it!