Our house is sooooo close to being finished! In all the best ways, the kitchen makeover is finished, the craft rooms looking gorgeous, the living room could use a few touch-ups but for the most part it’s all set! I can walk from room to room and enjoy every space in my home which is a novel concept around here. The one space that hasn’t had any work is the master bathroom. It’s a little space and no one sees it but the hubs and I so I tend to close the door and ignore it… even though it would be nice to be finished!
So I re-routed my shopping trip from the toilet paper aisle to the bathroom decor aisle.
This might be my happy place!
I decided to go with a rustic, shabby-chic antique vibe for our little refresh so these little dispensers were the perfect addition! Mom and I both agreed on them (which rarely happens) and even the hubs said “oh those are cute” when I un-wrapped them at home.
I also bought new towels because the only thing better then a bathroom re-fresh is a bathroom towel re-fresh! It’s amazing how good a new towel feels after using an old one for years. I’ve been experimenting with a new face wash and I can’t wait to try out these new washcloths!
On another note here’s the bathroom we’re working with!
Yup it’s pretty builder basic. Up to this point the only thing I’ve done to get the bathroom photo ready is close the cabinet door (we keep the kitty’s litter box under there so we usually keep it open) and scrub the counter. I also picked up all the hubby’s dirty clothes from the counter… this little bathroom is right by his side of the bed so he tends to use it as his personal dumping ground.
We are taking back the bathroom with a couple of quick and easy ways to organize your bathroom!
The best part? The entire process took about an hour and a half… and that includes scrubbing the counter, hanging the artwork, switching out the cabinet door for a litter box friendly curtain, and filling the canisters.
Tip 1: Fill easy pump bottles with items you actually use!
I thought about filling these cute little pump bottles with liquid soap for a couple of minutes but at the end of the day we just prefer bar soap! Every time I’ve filled a bottle with liquid soap in the past it’s lasted until the bottom of the bottle and then the bottle sits empty and useless. Sooo I decided this go around to fill the bottles with items we actually use.
I decided to put my face wash in the large bottle since it’s something I use every day… I definitely need a new tube though that bottles looking a little low! I love the aqua color though, bonus points if your liquids color match the color scheme of the space!
The second bottle I filled with lotion. I don’t know about y’all but I am a hoarder of all the little hotel bottles… I literally have dozens of them! So when I ran out of my real lotion last week I decided to fill this little bottle with all of those hotel lotions. Now I can toss all of those little space filling hotel bottles in the trash in place of a pretty pump bottle by the sink!
The hubs is in love with this idea and wants me to grab a third bottle for his aftershave… I’m tempted to grab one for sunscreen too! It’s hot down here in Alabama so sunscreen is a must.
Tip 2: Use Cute Baskets to Corral Supplies
Since we’re going for a rustic, shabby chic look to match the rest of our house we paired the elegant pump bottles with antique baskets. It’s the perfect combination of shabby and chic which I love. Bathrooms have so many little tiny items in multiples: toilet paper, washcloths, cotton balls.
So corralling these supplies with cute containers is the perfect solution to keeping them close at hand. I don’t know how long it will take to go through both of those toilet paper packs!
Tip 3: Use trays to Corral Messy Supplies on the Countertop
If you’re like me then your countertop is cluttered with supplies: hair brushes, jewelry, nail polish, shaving supplies, contacts. Alllll of those little items that you need on a regular basis but you don’t need cluttering up your space.
A tray keeps them at your fingertips but actually looks neat and tidy… which is a must in a small space like this one!