Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bathroom reorganization.

Or, should I say, "organization".  See this "before" picture?

There's really no "re" about it.

In our bathroom?  We just have one big cabinet.

No shelves.  No drawers.  Just one big space of the throw-it-in-there-and-shut-the-door-as-fast-as-possible-so-nothing-falls-out variety.

But then? I got smart.  This cabinet needed shelving, I say!

Plus, I wanted to use my drill.

Oh...did I not tell you about my drill?  See, when we first moved in here? We had to put up a shower curtain.  And I wanted one of those snazzy curved ones.

So we needed a drill.
 
In this house, I tend to be the tool-wielder, although the shower-curtain-rod turned into a two-dude job.
Why wouldn't this picture turn upright?

And people?  This started a love affair.  I was looking for things that needed a hole in them.

Anyway, back to the cupboard.

I went to Totem and had them cut me a couple of shelves based on my very precise and mathematical directions.

Yeah.  Basically guesstimated using a little pocket tape-measure.

Then I put them up using 3/4" L-shaped brackets.  Clearly I don't know what they're really called.  I used five of those thingies for each shelf, because they are only held up on 2 sides.  Keep in mind, though, there isn't much weight on them.
I recently switched to flat storage for my cosmetics to help free up some space in the ole' water closet.  That office drawer-organizer on the upper right holds all my girly goo.

Also?  I figured out that there are special screws just for particle-board.  Go me!
Three cheers for crappy iPhone photos!
And then I made them look a little less homemade with the plastic edging that goes on particle-board shelving.  Hopefully that will distract from the very homemade cussing that trying to drill into awkward places produced.

Et voila.  

It looks better, n'est-ce pas?
Now, I want to add a couple of these to the doors to add a little storage for my curling iron and other hair-tamers:
A great idea from The Suels!  Click the picture to head to their post!
I'm linking up at Anything Goes over at Type A.

 

3 comments:

  1. Nice, girl! Way to wield the tools! You are rockstar!

    p.s. I sooo need something like your hair-tamer storage.

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  2. Oh Teri you are quite the woman!!! The shelves look terrific! Great way to expand your storage space! Nice drill!! :)

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  3. Oui, Teri, c'est vraiment mieux!! Yikes, it's been a while since I pulled out my Quebec french! Wow, great job on those shelves! And, special screws for particle board?? Who knew?!? That's definitely something I need to remember. We too are cursed with one of those "nothing but a big ole empty space" bathroom cupboards but I took the cheating way out and just use stackable plastic baskets for storage. When we moved in here we actually converted a small hall closet into a pantry by building shelves - I think we used up all our handyman-ness with that project so plastic baskets will have to do in the bathroom! Anyway, you da man , uhm, I mean, da WOman with that drill! Go girl - make some holes!

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