One of the downsides of my apartment is that it has an extraordinarily tiny bathroom, with – as might be expected – very limited storage. When I moved in, said storage consisted solely of a small under-sink cabinet, a teeny-tiny shelf, and a medicine cabinet with short, shallow shelves. (Why yes, the previous tenant was a guy. How could you tell?) There wasn’t even anywhere big enough to store spare towels, never mind the bajillion hair products my unruly mane requires.
I eventually found these “floating shelves” to handle the towel problem, but was never happy with having a jumble of stuff all over the back of the toilet and in the cabinet. My frustration came to a head this past week, when the minuscule shelf – which I had crammed with my toothpaste, contacts, saline, moisturizer, and hair goop – pulled out of the wall, sending my stuff crashing everywhere on a morning I was already late for work.
To replace the shelving – both the broken one and the towel holders – I settled on what I learned is called an Étagère… Or at least that is its fancy Target name. It’s one of those goes-around-the-toilet shelf/cabinet combos. I’m not in love with it, as it makes my bathroom look even smaller, yet it also seems oddly small, or, more accurately, short. (What my bathroom lacks in size it makes up in useless vertical space.)
I still have a bit of work to do – mostly spackling of holes – to have this project count as officially done, but it’s finished enough for pictures, I think.
Any suggestions of what to put on top to make it seem taller would be most appreciated, so long as artificial flowers are not among the recommendations. Gotta draw the line somewhere…
Oh, and if anyone wants the three floating towel shelves, let me know. They’re pretty cool, actually, just not a great choice for this particular bathroom.