Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Adding Storage in the Bathroom

After the drama of the bathroom leak that necessitated the cutting out of half the bathroom ceiling and one of the walls (not to mention the ripping up of the carpet) I never got around to re-hanging three small prints I had on that wall.

Can you see the mold?

Then I found two glass shelves on the side of the road while I was on a walk. I thought they would be perfect for the bathroom and snatched them up. I wound up only hanging one of the shelves, but because it was so narrow I was having a hard time figuring out how best to utilize it.

Then I remembered three little espresso tins I had gotten for free from the cafe next door. As luck would have it, they fit the shelf perfectly. I spray painted them silver and then, rather than using my beloved label maker, labeled them with a single vinyl letter. I think it's more discreet and looks a little more modern.

I'm really happy with the way they turned out, but I'm still trying to figure out how to style the shelf. It looks a little bare with just the tins, but I don't think candles or two of the old prints that were there before look quite right. Ideally, I'd like to see if I could get two more tins from the cafe, but I don't know if they are still giving them away.

If they're not, do you have any ideas of how to style it? I generally like a clean, uncluttered look, but I don't want it to be overly minimalist.

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

This post is linked to:
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Designs
Spotlight Yourself at It's So Very Cheri
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog


  1. It's the perfect size, and I LOVE the little tins on top! perfect accent!! Visiting from it's so very cheri...

  2. Hi, I came by from It's so very Cheri. The tins turned out great, I really like the single letter.

  3. Hello, I am visiting from It's so very Cheri. I really like the tins. This would make great storage in my smaller bathroom.

  4. actually i like them with candlesalot: it doesn't look cluttered, but clean and elegant!
    is it ok to ask what are you storing inside? :)

  5. Ditto to Sana's entire post. Love the candles and the all metal look.

  6. The idea to label the tins with a vinyl letter is so good! I like it!

  7. Get 2 different shaped tins. Maybe cylender ones and place them in between the others. Square, circle, square, circle, square. Or put the candles between the tins in the same way. Tin, Candle, tin, candle, tin.

  8. Sana: Inside, I'm storing matches (which we use instead of air freshener), Q-tips, and pantyliner.


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