There are many problems with my small bathroom, but one that is easily fixed is the medicine cabinet, with rust-ringed shelves that have seen better days. I brightened up the inside of my mirror with the help of my newest BFF, contact paper. This gray and white chevron number has graced many surfaces during the Cure: my makeup drawer, nightstand, desk drawer, and now, my medicine cabinet. If I had daily medications to take, or had kids to remind with a nightly routine checklist, I would have added black contact paper to the door to act as a chalkboard surface. Maybe I still will, and have it be a place for daily mantras or something. Contact paper, where have you been all my life?
It definitely brightens up the space and makes me smile. Which is rare, because I hate my bathroom. On the surface, it looks fine: white and chrome, faux marble tiles, pedestal sink. But landlords and developers, hear me out: the one tiny bathroom in a three bedroom apartment should never have a pedestal sink. Ever. I ache for storage, especially hidden storage. Bathroom cleaners are in a bin on the floor (the horror!), and don't even get me started on trying to clean BEHIND a pedestal sink. The worst. When I first moved in, I added wall storage, but it's time I replaced it with something that has doors. That's going on the master goals list.
Do you need more storage in your bathroom?
JANUARY CURE LINKS:
• Day 16: Bathroom & Medicine Cabinets Cleanout
(Image: Tara Bellucci)