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Published on April 18th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


Splatgirl’s stylish bathroom hacks

wes, claire and jonathan all tipped me on this awesome bathroom hack by splatgirl of modern in mn. jonathan called the site the ‘holy grail of ikea hacks’. check it out. you’ll see why.

splatgirl writes on her blog, “in the case of our guest bathroom, i wanted something completely unique, which, when it comes to bathrooms can be really hard to do on a budget. there is just very little out there for fixtures and furniture that suits my style and doesn’t cost thousands of dollars.


enter ikea’s ps cabinet which suited the style of our house so perfectly and which i loved so much that i just couldn’t resist buying. at $99 bucks, it’s hard to go wrong. as it turns out, it was a great size for our guest bath, so with a little tweaking, i turned it along with a piece of oak butcherblock countertop, ikea’s numerar, into a spare yet interesting vanity.


i wanted to continue the wood theme over from the vanity, and since this is a closet i figured why not use the same numerar oak butcherblock to make shelves? it was quick and easy enough to cut up into shelf-sized chunks, but i wanted them to be floating, because i’ve never met a shelf bracket i got along with.”

click for how-tos on the bathroom vanity and floating shelves. do also snoop around modern in mn for inspiring home ideas and photos.

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Splatgirl’s stylish bathroom hacks

  1. Bathrooms says:

    Love this bathroom hack!

  2. Meryl says:

    Is the more vertical cabinet just the PS cabinet (i.e. the one at the link below) put together differently?


    (And I think it looks great!)

  3. Anonymous says:

    i think it would have looked better if the cabinet below the sink was the red one. the “muted” look just doesn’t fit so well in the picture.

    i would have also preferred the wood shelving to just feature the wood shelving, rather than gratuitously throwing in another set of the same cupboards.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It just doesn’t look good. Sorry. Kind of cheeseball and “cheap” looking.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Got stylish bathroom furniture at Inhabit Furniture……!

  6. Mary says:

    I just want to know were the vessel sink came from.

  7. Jules says:

    hey mary, found this on splatgirl’s comment section – “The sink is by Mico ceramic, I think I got it from Homeclick. The faucet is from Ebay.”

  8. Pierre Châtel says:

    I myself have 2 ps cabinets at home and, as far as I know, they are VERY sensitive to water: a small drop and it’s irremediably stained (due to the silvery paint finish). So, IMHO, under a lavatory may not be the best location for this otherwise wonderful piece of furniture.


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