We know some of you want to see more of where we’re living. It’s a work in progress, but we’re beginning to get things in a bloggable state. First up: the bathroom. This might be a little awkward to share–especially first–but there are several things in here we’re excited about.
First, we love our window. It’s great and lets lots of light in, but is textured so our neighbors can’t see in as they walk down their driveway. The counter is also really great. There’s plenty of room on either side of the sink, so we can have our own space, which makes sharing oh-so-much easier (and gives us lots of under-counter cabinet real estate. The mirror (featuring gel clings Hadley sent us for Valentine’s Day) is also a medicine cabinet–yay more storage.
Secondly is our map of Texas shower curtain. We figured it was a little more subtle than a giant flag curtain, and fits the color scheme of the rest of the house much better, but is a nice little reminder of “home”. That and maps are cool anyway, right? It was a wedding gift. Yay enjoying wedding gifts from supportive friends.
While there was lots of storage under the vanity, there was really no good place for towels. However, the toilet alcove is nice and roomy and offered a perfect space… but we didn’t want to destroy the walls drilling huge holes to mount a cabinet or open shelving. Most over-the-toilet shelves are small–definitely much more narrow than the space provided–and really don’t hold much–especially not large towels. We’d decided to just give up space in the hall closet for our towels when savannah spotted this Gorm shelf at Ikea. The shelves were adjustable, so you could just leave them off the bottom… but $30 was too much to spend on something we could live without–especially unfinished and rather “construction site” looking–which might work in some cases, but not this space. To our delight, however, the shelf was featured in a Presidents’ Day sale and living about 10 minutes from Ikea, we were able to snag two of these puppies for $9.99/each (at that price, and seeing how things were storing away in the house, we decided to grab another one for above the second toilet as well). After some paint, we love it. It holds everything and is large enough that it doesn’t feel like it’s encroaching on your space.
These green baskets might not look so hot with the walls, but they match each other and we already had them, so practicality wins over. Done and done.