Saturday, September 17, 2011
Heat Stroke And A Bright Idea!
As we start to put the guest bathroom back together we discovered that this cute little cabinet was not going to work in the new space. We had two new problems, or shall we say challenges.
First is that the new and somewhat costly toilet is longer than our previous toilet. Second, the new beadboard, moldings and quarter rounds pushed the cabinet toward the center of the room. As a result the cute cabinet is way too close to the toilet. Making you feel like you will bang your head on the cabinet when you stand up.
This didn’t work for us. I shopped around for a littler cabinet or table and soon discovered that if I like it I couldn’t afford it.
But I still need some storage in this bathroom. So what is a girl to do? Why she cuts apart the old cabinet and makes a newer more appropriate one of course.
Well I didn’t actually cut the cabinet apart, I just took it apart. It was put together like furniture from IKEA and wasn’t to hard to take apart.
I separated the top from the bottom section. Then I removed the piece than was once in the middle. It was a very plain piece of wood that kept the top and bottom together.
Next I removed the top of the upper cabinet portion and placed it onto the lower portion of the cabinet.
Voila! The new resized cabinet fits right between the toilet and the pedestal sink.
All I had left to do was replace the shiny chrome knobs with something that would match the other metals in this bathroom.
It didn’t matter that it was currently 103 degrees, I needed new knobs and I needed them now. Suddenly the whole bathroom project hinged on replacing these knobs. Yes, I was probably suffering from a mild case of heat stroke.
But despite the heat I found the perfect knobs that repeated all the rectangular shapes in this room and a disaster was averted for the rock bottom price of $4.82.
Hopefully I can finish showing you this bathroom makeover this week.
Thanks for reading,