We've been in our new house for about six weeks now, and we still have more boxes than any normal family should. And, we still don't have all of our furniture in. But! John and I have talked and we decided our best course of action to get our house in order is to tackle the house one room at a time.
So, we've decided that the upstairs bathroom is our starting point. When we bought the house, there was only a tub with a handheld shower head (not going to work ... the entire bathroom would be soaked!) and shelves about the tub. But, we knocked out the shelves to run a line for a shower head. Then, we tiled around it and voila! we have two showers in the house.
When we tore out the shelves, we eliminated about half of our bathroom storage. So, now we have to figure out our best course of action to add storage back.
First we'll tackle these floating shelves. (John and I are not usually the best DIYers, but we're trying and i just love the look of these.) Originally, I thought we'd only do two shelves above the toilet, but why not go ahead with three and have that much more space for towels or baskets to hold our odds and ends?
Below is a little inspiration board I put together. As evidenced from an earlier post about the new house, I lean toward classic decor, with shabby chic elements thrown in -- classic lighting and accessories, with cottagey wire baskets and shelves for storage/organization. The mirror that is currently in the bathroom is similar to the one listed below, and I think we'll keep the one we already have. I love the light fixture here, but if I could find it in oil-rubbed bronze it would be perfect for the room.