I do this every Christmas. I think I’m going to completely unplug from DIY over the holidays, but then once my son is out of the house for a few days, I’m back at it again. I mean, what else does one do when your only hobby is fiddling with the house?!
A friend once warned me, “When your hobby IS your life’s work, the line between work and play is very fuzzy. When this happens, you’ll never work a day in your life ever again.” How true those words have become! Sometimes your friends are a little too smart for their own good. You know who you are…
Since I appeared to have failed at the ‘only watching movies in pjs while sipping hot chocolate’ category, I did a little new old upcycled bathroom organizing.
You’ve seen the master bathroom 100s of times. But only from this view.
Home of the famous toilet paper crate! (I’m laughing)
Truth is… it isn’t done. I’m going to be revamping ‘a’ bathroom and am having a hard time deciding which one. So I decided to change a few things around in this one to see if I could love it the way it is, or if it was ‘the one’ to tackle first.
Here is the other side as it stands today.
There use to be a tall corner cabinet on the right side of the sink, but it became too dysfunctional. I required more of a counter of sorts, so I test ran a little white bench instead.
Like like like! But I think it’s a tiny bit too low so if this setup stays, I’d make a new one a bit taller, maybe with a rustic wood top and possibly a shelf underneath. I’ve never made a bench before, so I think it’s time!
Maybe. This one is rather growing on me.
Tip: if a room is tight for space, consider removing tall obstructions to gain more visual space. Sometimes adding tall things for storage matters more, but in this case, a countertop was more important. And it really did open up the room!
The repurposing on the wall is decorative and serves a purpose. The cup can hold loose change, the vintage bulletin board jewelry, and now I can find my hair clips. Bonus.
An old stool seat became a frame to a rusty old gear which is perfect to hold up my straightening iron. But I need to find a way to affix it without it coming off. I’ll figure something out. If it stays.
But the personal highlight for this tour? It’s the new upcycled makeup organizer, hands down.
Ohhhh my goodness how perfect is this cake / bundt / whatever it is baking pan! It must be pretty old because it weights a ton. But it’s so so perfect for every day makeup.
I’m liking my little revamp to this bathroom! So next up, I’m going to show you the bathroom you’ve never seen before. And get your input on which room I ought to tackle. And why I’m doing all this in the first place.
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, so I’ll be picking up my son, and we’ll have a day of eating out and a peek in at Walter Mitty at the movies. I promise! I can do this! I really can leisure the day away doing fun stuff!
But how cool is it when EVERYTHING you do is fun?
Happy New Year everyone!