Monday, October 13, 2008

Eww de Toilette

I'm an avid fan of apartment living, however, as with many good things, there are a few downsides.  One such woe is the general lack of creativity in the fixtures that come with so many cheap apartments.  Matt (the wonderful hubby) and I always lament how gross apartment bathrooms can be and the generic, scrubby fixtures in ours are the biggest offenders.  We got a hare-brained idea to strip ours down (appropriate bathroom verbage, eh?) and IKEA-ify it a bit. We replaced the towel rack and toilet roll holder, as well as added a tiny shelf and spare roll holder.  I'm quite pleased with the results!

Sadly I forgot to take "before" pictures, but just conjure up images of any bland apartment bathroom you've ever visited and you get the basic idea.  Here's how it looks now:

My favorite addition is the spare toilet roll holder which is actually an IKEA spice rack that I re-purposed.  

It's nice when just a few minor (and cheap!) changes can make a big difference.    


amylew said...

The bathroom looks great, so much more cozy! I agree - I really like the extra tp holder. I might have to steal your Ikea-hack!

Anonymous said...

very nice...we're heading to ikea this weekend for some things to spiffy up our new place.