Thursday, July 7, 2011

New (Old) Bathroom Storage

When I was (a lot) younger, my grandma had a primitive old green cabinet in her house where she kept a little tea set that I loved.
Several years ago, she gave me both the tea set AND the cabinet - (I have such an awesome grandma!).
However, I had two problems .... 1) I'm not really the display-a-little-tea-set-in-my-house type, and 2) the cabinet was painted a green color that didn't even come close to fitting into the color scheme of my house.
So, I put the tea set away for safe-keeping .... and the cabinet was left in the garage until I could figure out what to do with it.
And the other day, I finally figured out what its purpose would be!
Bathroom Storage! .... a place to keep my hair and beauty products that was keeping in the theme of my vintage-lovin' style.
To fully appreciate this though, you've got to see the "before" pictures....

Yep, it needed a paint job.
So I went to work with my faithful friend, Heirloom White by Rustoleum.  :-)
And now ....
 Much better.  :-)
.... and a did a little sanding and distressing (of course), too.

To go along with this storage piece, I took an old wooden carrier, colored it the same perfect color, and stenciled on the word "simple" with brown acrylic paint.
And I ran some sand paper over that, too....
 This is the perfect spot for some of the bigger bottles and cans ....
(Oh, and I spray painted the lid of the little cracker jar to match, too - and filled it with Q-tips.)
I just love how it all turned out!

And when you add in my old rake jewelry rack on the other side of the mirror?
I think it all goes together perfectly!
What creative bathroom storage solutions have you come up with?


  1. The word simple describes it so well and it is so perfect, you are amazing!! (And again, will hire you to come help with my new house, if it ever happens!!) =) ((hugs!))

  2. Love love love this. Such a creative way to use a rake. And love the color too. I may just run out and get that color!!!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS, I LOVE IT!! Your rake idea for the jewelry holder is awesome! And don't mind me for peeking but did I see some Pink Sugar perfume in that cabinet?? That is what I wear, I love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I'm following back and will be here to link up at your party. :) Can't wait to read more of your blog.

  4. Oh so gorgeous Bec!! WOW! I just love the whole set-up! I am thinking I would just LOVE your house. :) I love your new layout too! Hope you are having a lovely day!

  5. LOVE IT and I even loved it green!! Your whole displays looks so pretty! Martina

  6. wow that is so neat. i love it!

  7. I love everything about this!!! I love decorating with words :-)

  8. So cute! You have the best ideas!!

  9. love these ideas! Perfect for memories! :)

  10. I truly love this! What a beautiful piece with beautiful memories behind it!

  11. Bec, your new/old bathroom storage looks great. What a fun new look, with that old-time feel. Amazing job and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to complete your project.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. I LOVE the rake idea for the necklaces! I have two old metal rakes that broke in our garage. Not sure why I still have them, since they are broken, but now I'm glad I do! thanks for the idea!
    Scissors & SPatulas

  13. So cute! I especially love the wooden carrier. What a great bathroom!
    Jenn :)

  14. I love the rake idea! Very cute!!

  15. This all looks fantastic! :) I love the styling - so simple and chic! Very nice job!

  16. You are so creative! That looks amazing! We would LOVE to have you link this up to our giveaway and party!

    The Sisters @

  17. Very nice post..... congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.

    Food Display Cabinets

  18. I love this! I wish I had one for my bathroom!!!! I would love to see you share it on my new link party "Sundae Shake Up". I hope to see you there!

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

    P.S. I am having my first giveaway, right now! The winner will receive a 16x20 Custom Family Tree. You should check it out!

  19. I love it!! Love the rustic look of it. Beautiful!
    I just wanted to let you know that I shared this at today's {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  20. ADORABLE!! Saw this on fb! Please hop over and link it up at the Rust-Oleum LOVE Project Parade here:
    I would really appreciate it!! HUGS!!

  21. I love the design and the color blends well.

  22. It's definitely a great idea to renovate such bathroom fixtures because that will really make your bathroom look nice.


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