Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art in the Bathrooms

We are incredibly blessed to have an eleven foot long vanity in our master bathroom. That's right, my bathroom is bigger than any of my previous bedrooms. I know I'm lucky. I really do.


As I mentioned previously, I'm not much of a product person, but I do have makeup and medicine that needs to be stored away. On our search for attractive medicine cabinets we kept coming up empty. Most were behind-the-mirror ones, and we wanted larger mirrors to reflect the view. So we went with side medicine cabinets. These are amazing. You can put art in them so they don't look nearly as tacky as the regular ones (which we have in the other two bathrooms, I couldn't justify splurging on a medicine cabinet my kids can't even reach for five more years!).

Closed:


Open:




How awesome is that?

After that, I had the incredible urge to spruce up our powder room. That rooms also functions as a changing station downstairs for the baby, so I spend a lot of time in there!



Before, the wall you could see behind you in the mirror was just blank. Now it has a fun, dimensional Matisse print (from Ikea). Now I just need a towel bar and I'll be set.












Jessica

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30 comments:

Kim Croisant said...

You sure are!! How beautiful and love the view.

Alderberry Hill said...

Very pretty & functional!

Christina said...

That medicine cabinet is such a great idea! I wonder how easy it would be to DIY. Do you mind if I pin it on Pinterest?

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

That's pretty tricky ;)
Party guests will never be able to snoop!
They won't know it's there.

Well, NOW they will, but you know... they didn't used too.

Jessica @ HomewithBaxter.com said...

Wow, that medicine cabinet is so cool!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

I love love love that medicine cabinet!

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

So much better than the tacky medicine cabinet I had in my bathroom growing up. I wouldn't mind having one of these in my bathroom.

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

That medicine cabinet is awesome! I've never seen that before, but no I'll be on the lookout!

Carrie said...

Brilliant. The art is so much better than a side mirror.

Kerry Rossow said...

SHUT TO THE UP! I am still reeling from your kitchen...and now this???
I'd write more, but I need to pack. I'm moving in.
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

The idea of adding art on the cupboard is brilliant!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Ummmm, my kitchen is only 10.5 feet long...seriously, I just measured. :/
Oh, and I'm pinning your medicine cabinet, love it!
Karah

Western Warmth said...

Lovely having art covering it. Your home is so serene. I love that.

Suzy said...

Great idea for a way to disguise the medicine cabinet! You'd never know that it's there.

Bliss said...

Is that a water wheel I spotted by the tub? Ok, so I get side tracked admiring your view.

~Bliss~

Karen At Home said...

How cute is your medicine cabinet??? Since I just had a baby and now have 2 in diapers, I am loving the changing station! Such a clever idea.

Wendy said...

thanks for visiting my blog - now a follower of yours too! love the medicine cabinet idea!

Candice Moretti said...

love matisse...and its at IKEA? fantastic!

Like Me Some said...

I love how you used art instead of a mirror, brilliant! Also, just saw your amazing kitchen at Emily Clark's blog...Can't get over how amazing it is!!! You have a beautiful home and my dream kitchen :)

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Just found your blog from Emily Clark & love it! Happy to be a new follower! Your home is gorgeous!

Rebecca Cartee said...

Your house is stunning... maybe the most stunning I have ever seen. I have to know what color that wall is that the Matisse is on? I have been looking at that shade family to repaint my master bedroom and that color is IT! I shall be following-- can't wait to see more!

Leslie and Joe said...

I really enjoy your style. It's so clean and fresh, but still has warmth to it. I'm sure the kids love all the beautiful art stimulation. Glad I stumbled onto your blog.

Jenna said...

Love the medicine cabinet! I've never had one, nor ever thought about getting one, but if I did, I'd choose yours!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Great idea to use art as a cover for the medicine cabinet. I have one covered with an ugly plastic shutter thingy -- I know what to do with it now! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

I LOVE that hidden cabinet! GREAT idea!!! I just heart your whole house!!!!! :)
Jaime

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I have rigged up those side medicine cabinets with art before. Didn't know that they made them for art now. Love the art you chose. Who needs art in your house with the view and the architecture!

over door towel rack said...

That medicine cabinet is awesome! I've never seen that before, but no I'll be on the lookout!

Jenna said...

I love that medicine cabinet! Did you make it or buy it? If you bought it would you mind sharing where you got it? I'm a designer doing a bathroom project for a friend and I think this would be perfect! Thanks!

Nancy Golembeski said...

Can you please let us know where you got the cabinet that you put the artwork into? Love that idea!

Wonderwall said...

Can you share where you got the med cabinet? Thanks

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