Loving milk glass in the bathroom

in bathroom, china, collections, my home  2 comments
Mar 12 2010
How narrow is our current bathroom! To the left is the sink and plain mirror. Behind is a plain white shower stall.
Simple milk white in bathroom cabinet, via Flickr: Sunshinsyrie

Simple milk white in bathroom cabinet, via Flickr: Sunshinsyrie

I have been thinking how to pretty up our tiny bathroom.

In our previous home, I had a small showcase of orange, pink and vermillion pretty things on an Ikea shelf in the toilet.

Our toilet complete with my orange and pink items

The toilet in our first home with a mélange of orange and pink items

Even men would say that it was their favourite room in the house, this tiny toilet of 7 x 3 feet space that fit JUST the cream toilet (same shade as the walls and doors and door handle and toilet roll holder and floor.)

Our toilet complete with my orange and pink items

Our toilet complete with my orange and pink items

Now we have moved… and this tiny bathroom/toilet space has bold apple green walls, with dark stained wood floors and cover strips in the same dark stain. The only shelving in the bathroom is a non-descript bleh modern glass and steel 3-shelf thing my brother in law bought at a garage sale.

How narrow is our current bathroom! To the left is the sink and plain mirror. Behind is a plain white shower stall.

How narrow is our current bathroom! To the left is the sink and plain mirror. Behind is a plain white shower stall.

I long to be able to paint the entire space a light, creamy yellow with gloss white trim. But since we’re here short term, it’s not a priority (yet). So we have to work with apple green walls with dark red stain.

I think this tiny room cannot benefit from too much white so I’ve put into storage all our non-white towels. I installed those clothes hangers with white ceramic knobs. I plan to paint the mirror (or get another mirror) white.

I think I’ll go with milk glass. I plan on using milk glass tumblers, vases, trays and comports … I have only a measly few, but am adding to the collection slowly.

And of course, let’s go pretty-picture hunting for inspiration!

Stairwell displays collection of tall white milkglass vases, via Flickr: jenscloset

Stairwell displays collection of tall white milkglass vases, via Flickr: jenscloset

An idea to steal for sure. Line mantlepiece with white milk glass vases and place candles inside, via Flickr: SpiderWomanKnits

An idea to steal for sure. Line mantlepiece with white milk glass vases and place candles inside, via Flickr: SpiderWomanKnits

Collection of white milk glass on sideboard beneath window lets the light through the glass, via Flickr: caroll.mary

Collection of white milk glass on sideboard beneath window lets the light through the glass, via Flickr: caroll.mary

Milk glass comport used as fruit baskets, via Flickr: nbklx17 (Sandy)

Milk glass comport used as fruit baskets, via Flickr: nbklx17 (Sandy)

Owl white milk glass ring holder, via Flickr: The Sunday Times Market

Owl white milk glass ring holder, via Flickr: The Sunday Times Market

Tall white milk glass vases in wood shadowbox, via Flickr: The Sunday Times Market

Tall white milk glass vases in wood shadowbox, via Flickr: The Sunday Times Market

Large collection of milk glass in cabinet, via Flickr: belleflower29

Large collection of milk glass in cabinet, via Flickr: belleflower29

Against the green, I think a nice collection of milk glass could really lighten and brighten this space.

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