Make It Work

I recently found myself following the advice of the always fabulous Tim Gunn of Project Runway. After checking out Ebay, Ikea, and plenty of my other go-to decorating resources online, I found myself wondering if the perfect storage cabinet to complete our mini bathroom makeover really exists. The problem was that many of the storage and medicine cabinets out there are simply too giant for our tiny bathroom. The monstrous dimensions of the few options available in white (a color you’d think would be fairly common) would have monopolized our little bathroom.

And then I saw it amidst a pile of stuff in our third bedroom. Like a beacon of hope shining from among the pile of displaced items, an old mirrored shelf called to me like a Big Mac.

At only about 4 inches deep, and the perfect length and width to be hung centered above the toilet, it was the ultimate solution. And the mirrored “backsplash” reflects light and keeps everything feeling even more open. At first it seemed a little too long and narrow, but to “make it work” I realized that I could store things on top to “tall it up.” Bingo.

I present to you our old shelf turned storage space in our newly spruced up bathroom:

medicine cabinet

Right now it’s just holding a few pretty items, but once I get frosted glasses and opaque containers (as opposed to these clear drinking glasses that I had laying around) it will be even more functional. And best of all, it was practically free since we already had it laying around.

I didn’t fashion a dress out of gum drops, but I still think Tim Gunn would be proud.



Finally Fall

Feels like it has taken a while for autumn to hit Richmond, but it’s finally here in full force. Its late arrival probably means it won’t be long ’til all the yellows, oranges and maroons are replaced with brown and more brown, so we were sure to capture the fall colors on film while we could. Enjoy!

Fall Pic 1

Fall Pic 3