Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Bathroom Make Over

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Back in January I cried out for help regarding my need to get organized. It appeared that I wasn't the only one crying out for some order in my life and home, it was so comforting to know. I received so many good advice, tools and examples from you. Your help on this topic has been incredible. Thank you for all your support.

Today I thought I would share my little Bathroom Make Over. I'm not sure if it is much of a make over or just a clean up... However, the result is 10 times better than it was before so the satisfaction of transforming this space to pretty, functional and nice bathroom, is reward enough for my efforts. I used as much as possible of what I have (although it was tempted to go out and spend a few hundred bucks on a total new bathroom set up!!! But the whole idea was to use what I have and be smart so...) And here is what I did:

TIME: I spent approx 2 hours
COST: Fresh flowers 15-20 dollars
BEST THING: The flowers transformed it all!
SECOND BEST THING: The cute containers for cotton pads and cleaning products. Even the razers look good in a glass jar with a lace trim on. :) The small jars and containers are great for neat storage and function.


ACTION:
1. I emptied the shelf unit, bathroom cabinet and baskets in a big box.
2. I took some soap and water in a bucket, a sponge and toothbrush and got scrubbing
3. I scrubbed everything down, wiped and cleaned
4. I sorted all the stuff in my box, throwing everything old/broken/not useful
5. I collected some cute bowls and glass jar from around the house to use for storage
6. I bought a flower. A real flower. We'll see how long it will survive with my "plant killer" hands...
7. I also added a vase of tulips. I think that was the most refreshing thing to do!!!
8. I pimped up my little dresser with a false flower and some cute soaps I had as decoration.
9. I vacuumed and dusted.
10. I changed to clean carpets and towels and the magic was done.


THINGS I STILL WANT TO DO:
• Add a drawer knob to the dresser I found at the garbage center and add a new decoration paper to it.
• Take down the bathroom cupboard and put up a nice big wooden framed mirror with a shelf.
• Crochet a new bathroom mat in blue and white!

My messy basket is still standing untouched in a corner though... I will get to that soon. One thing at a time... I'm getting there and after doing my little Bathroom Make Over I'm inspired to tackle some more nasty corners in my home. Wish me luck! :)



Kärlek
Annette


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8 comments :

  1. It's lovely, well done you. There's nothing quite as satisfying as sorting out a room is there. You have made me think I should tackle one or two things here! CJ xxx

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  2. Muito cute seu banheiro.Parabéns. Valéria.

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  3. Good for you! I have the cleaning/organizing bug too. What I really like about yours is the fact that you used what you had and DIDN'T go out and spend a bunch of money. So many blogs are not realistic in my opinion. I think it is more challenging and takes more talent and ingenuity to transform a room without spending gobs of money or feeling like you have to change everything in order to make a difference. I got tired of people "gutting" rooms as to me it is wasteful. I don't even buy decorating magazines or watch HGTV anymore because they always threw everything away and had to have new and sometimes I thought it looked worse! LOL! Congratulations to you and I think your bath is now clean AND cozy!

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  4. It's a lovely feeling when you can make something look better. I spent 3 hours doing a big deep clean of my bathroom the other dayrather than just the usual, like tile cleaning etc. It felt good but I didn't want any of the kids in there!!!!!!!!!! Sigh. Nice whilst it lasted. I have a gazillion nasty corners of my home. I'm hoping to tackle quite a few this year. I'm crap with decluttering. I declutter. It looks good then a week later I seem to buy more clutter. I like the idea in theory of bare rooms, I just don't think I can do it in reality!!!!!!!! Xxxxxx

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  5. Ah, lovely! It is the little details that make all the difference. I like your pretty containers and the idea of lace around glass jars. Very pretty.

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  6. I love this post. Beautiful bathroom. You inspired me to clean my own xx

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  7. Good luck! It feels so good what just a little change makes. I agree, the glass jars makes everyday items look so much 'smarter'. A full day here in the kitchen, canning veggies found on sale.

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  8. Ooh, I do love a good sort out, doesn't it make you feel that you appreciate the space a bit more once you've had a tidy up and added a few nice touches! I love fresh flowers and would love to have them in my bathroom too but I know I'd forget to change them and would end up with stinky water and dead flowers in a couple of weeks, he he. You can get some really good fake flowers though :-)

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Kärlek
Annette

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