Monday, August 1, 2011
We've lived in our apartment for 2 weeks now. I have to admit that we're really comfortable here! It's cozy and it doesn't take any time at all to clean it. That's one of my favorite parts!
I want to show you the .... master bathroom. It has all the important things that a master bathroom would need. A shower, a toilet, a sink, but there's barely enough room for my husband and I to stand in it at the same time. The vanity is exactly 3' 3" wide with most of that space being taken up by the sink. The challenge in this space wasn't so much the lack of space, but how I was going to put both of our electric toothbrushes and my husband's razor in an area to stay plugged in. There's only one plug in the bathroom, so naturally they needed to be on the counter. I hate having a ton of cords everywhere, not to mention the fact that I would need a power strip to keep everything plugged in at once.
My solution was to take a vase that I had and to cram the power strip and all of the cords inside. I had a piece of greenery and some decorative rocks that I stuck in to hide the cords.
These items aren't beautiful but they're necessary! This allows them to stay charged and I don't have to stare at the cords! Of all the things that I did to the apartment, this is the main thing that my husband was most impressed with. It was so cute. He said, "are you going to show that on your blog?". So here it is! Simple, simple, and again ....free!
I didn't want to buy a shower curtain at this time but I did want to add some color and style to our teeny tiny bathroom. I took the other half of the curtain panel that I used in our bedroom (the one that I flipped to the other side) and put it on one side of the shower. It was really long and I didn't want to hem it knowing that it most likely won't be a shower curtain for very long, so I tied it in a big knot.
There is no linen closet in this bathroom. Our towels are in a container in our closet which freed up the space under the sink for other essentials. It's not that I thought you would be interested in looking at our supply of toilet paper, but I wanted to show you how much I LOVE containers from the dollar tree! They come in so many sizes and colors and they're, well ... a dollar! I use these a lot of places and tend to look for colors that compliment the room they're in (even when they don't show, I know they match!)
These were my design challenges for our teeny bathroom. They didn't take much to solve and best of all, I only spent $3.00 on the under counter baskets!