Published on March 9th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Bathroom makeover

Materials: Billy, Billy Morebo, LILLANGEN, Capita, ANNO STRA


We have a very small bathroom (barely 4,5 square meters) and where sick of looking at the old plastic-and-glass thing that held our towels. So we went out to Ikea to get some ideas.

First we introduced a new carpet matching the tiling. Than we looked for a replacement for the ugly glass rack. The space is really tight and has the connectors for a washing machine in the middle, we needed some way around that.

We settled for a 40x106cm Billy shelf with a Billy Morebo door to keep out the dust.

We found two Lillangen top opening wall cabinets that would fit neatly over the door, so we bought them as well.

We have a big rattan clothes basket and wanted to make the door look in the kind of same look. The Anno Stra curtain was the closest thing we could find, so we fitted it inside the Morebo door.

To get some more space that would be accessible from the bathtub we mounted 4 Capita legs up the Billy shelf and glued a glass plate from the old rack on top.

So here are the results. We are really happy this turned out, our small bath has suddenly a lot of space.

~ Tarwin, Munich, Germany

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to Bathroom makeover

  1. Anonymous says:

    But where’s the toilet???!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    very lovely angels on the wall!!

  3. The bathroom makeover commodities are really fascinating. They are unique in style and looks quite natural.

  4. Tarwin says:

    Thanks for your cheer! =)
    Yeah, damp proofing is a concern. I’m thinking of using spray-on Plastic to seal the open wood. Anyone any experience with that?


  5. woman says:

    Looks really good! I like.

  6. PJ says:

    Those look like the exact same vomit color tiles that I have in my rented apartment!!!!!!

  7. k says:

    Looks beautiful! Well done!

    I’d love me something like this for my bathroom, too. And that Anno Stra curtain is so lovely.
    I would second the damp-proofing somehow, unless your bathroom has really good ventilation, or does anyone have any experience with Billy in bathrooms?

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. tina_6500 says:

    Looks nice! I’d really recommend to put some of these iron-on edge protectors on the back of the Billy, though, and maybe give the backside of the backpanel a coat of paint or two to protect against the damp and spray water from the tub.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! The Billy lack is fantastic!
    Missfarfalla (Italy)

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