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In my house we seem to constantly be moving rooms and furniture to make sure we get the most out of our space. Recently my two tweens took over the guest room, which means they get their own bathroom! They are super excited but with the move that meant we needed a bathroom and bedroom makeover.
I am starting with the bathroom because lets face it, it is a whole lot cheaper! First we decided on the color scheme: gray, yellow, with teal as an accent. No more pink princesses for these girls:) Once we had a color and found the perfect shower curtain we had to tackle the most important part (we painted the bathroom gray awhile ago so that was already done).
STORAGE!! If you have ever met a tween or teen girl you know they have lots of stuff! As you can see they have stuff everywhere! I really wanted a unique and creative way to accommodate all their stuff.
I was at my local Walmart the other day looking for inspiration and buying Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® toilet paper, you know necessary bathroom supplies and I looked around at all the different brands there are. Do you find yourself buying products and things that you use to use when you were a kid? I often find myself buying brands of things that I have never even thought about before but it was what my mom used. Quilted Northern® is definitely one such brand. Every time I buy it, it reminds me of my moms house and those old commercials of the little ladies quilting. I am probably dating myself but I loved those commercials. Its new modern packaging and pattern definitely have changed it but it still has the same quality and comfort it has had for over 100 years. You can’t beat the softness and strength so why change something that is so dependable! Anyway I still always buy the same brand and I am sure my kids will too one day. While at Walmart I found these great wooden crates in the furniture section and they screamed storage to me.
I took them home and put the girls to work painting the shelves. After all it is their bathroom they should help!
After they were done I had my handy dandy husband get to work hanging them. I did get roped in to helping at this point.
Tip 1: Make sure you hang the shelves high enough you won’t bang your head on them when you sit down on the potty. Can I just say ouch!!
Tip 2: After we anchored them to the wall we screwed the two shelves together so they lined up better.
Now all that is left is to decorate! I have a collection of random glass jars that I have saved from every glass thing I use that I thought would be perfect for holding their necessities. To dress them up we used glue dots and some ribbon I had around the house. I love how it turned out and they are super happy with it too!
There you have it, the completed shelves. I think they turned out better than I even expected.
Here is the view from all the different angles. Much better than the before picture I think! Do you have storage tips for your tween or teen? I would love to hear more ideas !
Sarah B saysOctober 11, 2015 at 7:14 pm
I absolutely LOVE how their bathroom turned out! The colors are great, and the storage rocks! Nice work! #client