Bathroom Étagère

August 27th, 2012

One of these days, I have to get Matt to sit down to type his love/hate letter to IKEA.  Just to get it off his chest.

Like me, he loves the cost savings but many times I’ve asked him if he would make the round trip to IKEA for me and then it ends badly.  One time he gauged his cheek on a shelf corner in the the loading zone and he had to wear a bandage on his face for a week.  (I heard about that episode more than once.)  Another time he ran out of gas on the way home late at night which was my fault because he took my car and I forgot to tell him the tank was on empty.  Oops.

Still, he’s kind enough to make a trip for me a few times a year as long as I locate online the exact Aisle and the exact Bin number for retrieval and purchase of specific items so he never has to go upstairs into The Maze.

When I chose the Vittsjos for the shelving in the study last month, I asked him to grab one extra skinny one just in case the two big ones side by side were too long.  They weren’t, and it all worked out perfectly, but I was left with a single $40 Vittsjo shelf that sat in the garage for a month.  I almost returned it.  I almost donated it.  Then I realized I had some wasted vertical space in our master bathroom, and I was in need of a storage solution, so why not put it to good use there.

silver painted vittsjo etagere cg

I wish I had figured this out months ago, since we only had a short metal table in there holding towels.  This inexpensive solution is so much nicer, and allows for space for washcloths, hand towels, and toiletries too.

yesterday and today

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August 26th, 2012

Hi everyone, happy weekend to you!  Have you been relaxing or getting busy with some projects around the house?  We started soccer season again so we’re now back in the swing of taking kids to their games – Matt is coaching too so Saturdays are crazy busy but fun!   I did manage to finish up a little storage project I’ve been putting off, I’ll share that tomorrow.  Meanwhile, there are some new articles over at BH&G, click on the buttons to read the posts just in case you’ve missed them!

faux bois style dressers outside the bedroom

organizing the small stuff

memo board

dressers as vanities

still hot industrial

 

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shop ten 25 style picks

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

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