A long time ago in a makeover far, far away I started work on the teeny tiny bathroom just off my office.
I got the ball rolling, got it pretty much all the way done and then, as I often do, got distracted by something sparkly.
And there it sat. The most expensive makeover of the smallest room imaginable was sorta stuck in between.
Some of you, very thoughtfully, asked about it a few times.
I ignored you (and I apologize. I was kind of embarrassed).
But, I’m happy to report that it is now:
Done enough to show you!
To back up, this is the tiny, Keebler Elf outhouse situated between my office and the laundry room. It is 3′ 6″ wide 9′ long, possesses two doors and no storage. In other words: Perfection!It was awkward, poorly thought out and. as you can see, in pretty sad shape.
The initial goal was just to spruce it up. But, as often happens, that goal morphed and “sprucing it up” became “almost gut it and try again!”
Trouble started early when we discovered that the wall was full of giant pipes that did nothing but had be removed – along with the usual old-house-randomly-placed-studs – to make room for the space-saving wall cabinet.
(warning, the “after” pics herein are a bit goofy. The space is so small that there is no way to back up enough to capture it. In some of these pics I’m, basically, lying on the floor in the next room. In a couple of them I’m actually standing outside on a ladder shooting in through the window and thereby giving my neighbors yet another reason to describe me as “pleasant but odd”)
Up next was the sink. I found a small one at Ikea but, to make the space seem bigger, wanted it to mount to the wall rather than the cabinet they provided. But, I still wanted storage space. A clever cabinet maker came up with this solution. The sink sits on a shelf, with a drawer beneath that fits around the plumbing.
And for a finishing touch, my sister Paula had given me these awesome vintage camera prints (she’s clearly been paying attention) and with some black frames they go perfectly with the black/white look of the room.
So, makeover done! Now I just need some very tiny people to come over and visit. Anyone out there connected with the Barnum and Baily operation or a traveling production of The Wizard of Oz? If so, please give them my number.
The contest goes until midnight tonight (Monday) and is open to folks in the US and Canada. No purchase is necessary.