Graham and I have now lived in our little rental for almost a year and a half. It’s crazy to think that since we’ve been together, this is the house we’ve lived in the longest! It’s a 950 square foot home with no garage, we have one bedroom, one office and ONE bathroom. Yes, you heard me correctly. ONE bathroom. And it’s not the largest bathroom either. Let’s just say, I’ve been putting off my bathroom makeover for a while because I had simply given up on the tiny space.
It’s been nearly impossible for the two of us to keep organized in our little bathroom, but the other day I just couldn’t take it anymore. I think I came down with the Spring cleaning bug because I just had to clean out and organize everything in the space. Once I did that, my whole attitude changed for the better. I saw there was actual potential for the space to work! I quickly caved and drove to Target to buy a cheapo $40 over-the-toilet storage unit. It wasn’t ideal (or super attractive… or well made), but I knew it would give us the storage we so desperately needed. I knew this wasn’t something I was going to keep when we moved one day, so I didn’t want to spend a fortune on something we would eventually throw away or leave with the house. The doors made the piece look even more cheap, so I actually just left those off and used a basket to hide the items the doors would have hidden.
I cleaned off our hilarious excuse for a counter top (and by that I mean our lack of counter top) and replaced the bulky basket with some decorative glass containers which now hold our cotton swabs and cotton balls. I used a small white ceramic bowl to hold our wedding rings and a key rack to organize my jewelry. You might have also noticed I switched out that dark brown shower curtain with a much lighter option. This made the space feel SO much larger and was such a simple update! After a few easy updates, our bathroom was an entirely different space.
I feel like I can finally breath in the space! It’s so much more functional and brighter as well. I only spent about $60 on this entire makeover, and if you ask me, it was totally worth every penny!