Decor and Organizing: Master bathroom redo

1/25/2010 07:23:00 PM Ashley 3 Comments

It's been two days, but I have finally emerged from our very clean and very organized master bath. Sadly our bathroom has always been a little lack luster and was just a place to get ready in the morning. I'm not a fan of the color in the bathroom and even less of the fan of the wallpaper border, but we rent so changing it is not an option. I finally decided to suck it up and give the bathroom a much needed face lift. Also, I did a HUGE spring cleaning and got rid of a ton of stuff that I never used (but swore I would). It felt wonderful to purge so much stuff!

Another issue is for as large as our bathroom is, there isn't a lot of storage space. That was remedied with a shelving unit from Target and lots of plastic storage bins. Even still, there was something missing.

Honestly I disliked having everything just sitting out in the open on the shelving. I really wanted things to be nicely hidden. Plus that whole corner was just sad and drab.

My quest has been to brighten up an already very sunny room. With our master bedroom already being done in a soft green , I decided to carry the green into the bathroom. Though I wanted it to be a brighter, more cheery green. Nate and I found awesome rugs at Crate and Barrel, but after that our search for all things green went down hill. Then a few days ago we went to Target and I hit the holy grail for all things perfect, both in color and for storage.

These boxes are exactly what I was wanting for the shelf. I ended up buying 6 (3 in each color) as well as a larger one in the dot pattern. Here you can also see the rugs that we got (the top picture is the truest color).

They are the perfect size to hide 2 extra rolls of toilet paper, among other things.

All done! Everything is in its place and looking amazing! The bottom boxes are filled with girlie goodies. The two lidded boxes are from Origins gift packages. They matched perfectly and I love that I found a way to reuse them. I already had the two pots and had no use for them (they have no holes, which isn't so good for plants). The artwork is part of a set that I got at Target's Global Bazaar a few years ago.

Can I just say that I am super bummed that Target stopped doing the Global Bazaar. Boo Target. Boo.

The top Origins box is filled with all of my extra razor cartridges. It keeps them close, but also keeps them hidden (soon I hopefully won't need them anymore).

The bottom Origins box is filled with all of those small bottles of lotion you always get for free. I wanted to keep them in one place so I can grab one and toss it in my purse when need be.

Lots of pictures...which means I should probably stop for now. Don't worry though, I will post the rest of the bathroom tomorrow. That way you can see the overall look and also how I have organized my overflowing makeup collection.

What do you think of the "make over" so far? What's something you've done in your own bathroom to make it look better?


  1. I really love the lime green- we also have lime green as an accent color throughout our home :) great re-do!

  2. I love this! Our guest bathroom is lime green...but not nearly as cute as this!

  3. Thanks! I'm still in love with how it looks even after a few days, which is always a good thing. I've always wanted to paint a room with a great lime green and have the rest of the decor in black and white!