Sunday, December 16, 2007

On the 837th Day There Was Bathroom Storage

Once upon a time this was the only bit of storage in my tiny, tiny bathroom besides the medicine cabinet. This rickety little over-the-throne number was left by the previous owner. It served its purpose for two years, but was never ideal and always seemed about to collapse on your head.

But this week my very kind boyfriend surprised me and assembled and installed the new IKEA storage cabinets I bought. I put my foot in my big, giant mouth bigtime on this one though, because the first thing I thought, and unfortunately said was, "oh my god those things are TOO BIG." Which apparently isn't the thing one wants to hear after spending four hours working on a project. Then I promptly proceeded to freak out over buying more oversized crap for my tiny 1940s house.

But I'm getting used to them, even starting to like them. I definitely love having all that storage space and being able to keep more than two rolls of TP and one extra towel in the bathroom. I've almost got things smoothed over with the boy too.

The bathroom continues to look 100% better than it did when I moved in.


  1. I love those cabinets--they look great!

  2. Thanks! IKEA can fix almost anything, eh?

  3. Ikea is awesome. I can't wait for it to open in Cinci!

  4. Hi, just visiting from unclutterer and wanted to concur that those cabinets look great! can't believe they fit so perfectly above the toilet. but do the doors stay open on their own, or do you have to use one hand to hold them up?

  5. Hi Dancing Monkey,

    Yes, the doors will stay open at any height you want, which is pretty handy. To close them you just use a little extra pressure. This is just using the hinges/arms that come with it from IKEA. And of course there are a lot of doors to choose from (although not all were in stock at the IKEA I went to). I wanted to post a picture, but no time to do so until tomorrow. Check back if you like.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. I know this was posted a while ago, but do you remember the name of these cabinets? I was curious to see if Ikea still sold them.


  7. Anon - Sorry for the late response, but they're stock Akurum kitchen cabinets and IKEA still sells them.


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