I FINALLY got a second to sit down and write up this post. Sorry to leave you hanging about what exactly was hidden behind this Bathroom Towel Rack Cabinet door. Many of you guessed there was a laundry chute inside. Oh how awesome that would be…I had one growing up in my parents house and though we DID use it for laundry, it was also used by us kids for many other devious purposes…hehe! But, unfortunately my laundry room is on the opposite end of the house so it would have to be quite the chute to get the laundry to the laundry room and I am sure that more than just a sock might get lost in there.
So, the next best option for me was to create my very own personal Hair tool Storage Cabinet. I do love my curling iron…when I actually don’t have my hair in a pony tail *ahem*! And…I have three girls…enough said!
So that means I spend a little bit of time doing hair on Sunday mornings and before school (when they cooperate). And even though my girls have THEIR OWN bathroom, they tend to gather in our Master Bathroom. Can any of you relate?
We simply made a “box” that contained three sides. We left one side off the back so that we could tuck all the cords behind it to keep them from being seen all strewn about in the cabinet. We also left a small gap in the back so that the cords could fall down behind the box shelf.
Then we placed the box into the bottom of the cabinet. This becomes the base that we screwed the hair tool station onto.
We ordered this hair organizing station online.
Directly behind our customized towel rack, was an electrical outlet. We wanted to be able to utilize this without having the electrical cords showing so we did what any normal person would do…
We took (and by we…I mean “the hunky Mr. Idea Room”) drilled some holes in the back of the cabinet so that we could cut out the cabinet directly where the electrical outlet was.
After the 4 “pilot” holes were drilled Mr. Idea Room took his jigsaw and cut out a small rectangle to expose the outlet to the inside of the cabinet. Then we placed our electrical strip inside so we had plenty of spots for all of our hair appliances.
I LOVE it! I love being able to turn on the curling iron or flat iron and let them heat up and not be cluttering up the counter top. They are hidden AND out of the way. Just the way this momma likes to have things that she uses on a daily basis.
Maybe it will help with the clutter…Haha…Here’s to hoping!
And…to answer your questions…you can find all of the following here:
Update Builder Grade Cabinets with finial feet.
Painting Bathroom cabinets white tutorial.
The yellow rug was painted by me…Painted Rug tutorial!
DIY Trumeau Mirror (not pictured)
Original Customized Towel Rack post.
Towels are from Anhropologie.
Hair Appliance Tool Holder purchased here.
What do you think? If you had a cabinet like this what would you like to store in there?