Do you remember the total blech that was the upstairs bathroom when we moved in?
Loads better now, but what about the other end of that narrow, awkwardly shaped room?
A massive improvement!
(the outside of that toilet was disturbing but what lurked inside was absolutely terrifying!)
Here’s the breakdown of the thrifty furnishings and DIYs:
As the bathroom is so narrow storage was a bit of challenge. Two ancient bedside tables repainted and stacked on top of each other fit perfectly between the loo and the bathtub to provide easy access to extra toiletries.
I discovered this old shelf in our storage room, gave it a coat of stain and hung it above the toilet as easy reach for the wash cloth basket, bits n’ bobs containers, my nail polish collection & fancy Egyptian oils.
The position of the bathtub + a window right above it meant that the shower curtain was a bit tricky to hang and took some creative use of elbow joints and fishing line.
The other end of the bathroom is
cramped cozy and functional with lots of storage thanks to the small shelves & dresser (all painted to match!). The “new” sink unit was a freebie second hand steal but I’m most proud of my upcycled DIY solution for the lack of space for the washer & dryer: a sturdy old tabletop + 4 cut-to-measure pieces of strong lumber for legs placed over the washer to hold the dryer (and again painted to match the rest of the upcycled furniture)
…and if you like to peek into the bathroom cabinets of others, here’s a look into mine:
The rest of my upstairs tour is coming soon but until then take a gander at the rest of my thrifted, vintage, DIY home right here.