Saturday, May 3, 2014

DIY Basement Bathroom Storage

So I'm finally to a point where we can start sharing some of the updates we have made to our house. We moved in last August and have been slowly working on things all winter and this spring. We have made a big difference upstairs but just waiting on finishing touches before we can move our stuff upstairs and start on the downstairs.

Our basement bathroom is the bathroom we have been using for the past 9 months, it is a nice big, functional bathroom and really didn't require any major updates, especially since it is going to be a secondary bathroom.

The bathroom was painted a very pretty light turquoise or very close to a Tiffany Blue. It is the only room in the house that we will not end up painting when it is all said and done. The black and white tile and flooring are clean looking so we just decided to keep it was less money. :)

I did add a few things like a nice tray on the counter, which came from my mom, that we can put mismatched things. I started using a cup I received from a friend as my makeup brush holder. It is so easy to grab what I need. You can see in the reflection of the mirror I have a small microwave cart that we hold our hand towels and wash cloths, in the cabinet below I keep all my travel bags and travel sized items and on top I have a giant basket with all my hair styling products/tools and the plastic drawers hold all our medicines and my make up. I stole this idea from Ashley's Makeup Artistry's, Make Over My World blog from a few months back.

Everyone needs something rustic and worn to hold their TP right?
I used a wooden crate purchased from Michaels and I sanded it down, dry brushed it with a simple white satin finished paint, sanded down the corners and applied and quickly wiped off a Minwax stain in Provencal. The shelf brackets I purchased at Hobby Lobby. This whole project cost around $20 because I bought all the items when they were on sale.

Shower is just to the left...

For the towel hanger, I took a piece of our old decking and cut it down to the size I wanted. Then I found a bucking horse silhouette online, printed it out, cut it out and used a sharpie to outline the image onto the board. Normally I would use the sharpie to fill in the image, but because of all the texture on the board I actually put two coats of flat black paint to fill in the image. The actual towel hook is drawer pull I got from Hobby Lobby as well. This whole project cost $2.85 because I got the pull on sale.

I couldn't have made any of these work with out my handyman...he also lives here which is helpful and he is good at dealing with my brain and crazy projects. If you start some projects and don't have a lovable handyman in your house you should get one!

 I believe our upstairs half bath may be next, we are waiting on some furniture for our living room because I can't wait to show it off!

1 comment:

  1. Due to the fact that the shelves will be hanged from the ceiling of the basement you must choose hard wood which can easily withstand the weight pressure of all the items that you will place on the shelves.