We know that organization is a common difficulty in bathrooms, and the smaller size RV bathrooms make it more of a challenge. A Simple Shaker peg rail can make all the difference, with a few accents, and will give that small space a spa-like feel. Light colors open the small space, so if you are refurbishing a vintage coach or towable rv, think about light woods and white accents. The versatile Shaker peg rail is useful anywhere, it’s brilliant in an entryway and the inside of closets, but it aboslutely shines in the bathroom. Turns out the peg rail is perfect to streamline — and add some calm — to your personal sanctuary. Here’s how to pull off this look.
Hang Your Rail
Don’t have space for a vanity? No problem. The peg rail acts as a catch-all for all your necessities, from your wet towel to baskets filled with toiletries and hair tools. And the best part is how easy it is to mount. We used a maple rack from the Container Store which can drill into a wall or even tile in a matter of minutes. The beauty of using unfinished wood is that it can easily be stained or painted to match the aesthetic of any room. But if you’re looking to add some warmth, leave the wood unstained for that soothing Scandinavian feel that’s oh so popular right now. Keep a bungee cord handy to fasten at each far end when moving your RV short distances without having to find a place to store all of you items. It will hold the top potion against the rail to assure they don't slip off. For extra security, paint the knobs with clear coat varnish and sprinkle ordinary beach sand over them. Allow to dry. Your have a rough but beautiful finish with a bit more security for fabrics to avoid slipping off of the pegs.
Select Artful — And Useful — Objects
Using a peg rail means everything is on display, so the key is to select objects that are functional and also attractive (e.g. a beautiful wooden bath brush instead of a neon plastic one). For those unsightly items, the trick is to house them in visually appealing containers. For example, removing toilet paper from its plastic packaging and placing it in a pretty cloth basket makes it display-worthy. A white linen tote bag makes a marvelous place to store makeup cases and hair brushes or bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
To complete the look, add some greenery. Not only do plants bring a bit of the natural world indoors but they also purify the air. Some varieties that do well in high humidity areas include: ferns, pothos and begonias. Another multiuse item we love for the bathroom: the all-important stool. Their perfect for children who need an extra boost to reach the sink, hold your towel or change of clothes, and act as a plant stand. To keep it from scooting across the floor, cut circles out of rubber drawer lining material and glue them to the bottom of each foot. The right size will fit directly over the toilet seat for travel, so measure before you shop. Now enjoy your spa-like set-up.
This idea was discovered at: www.marthastewart.com and we adapted it for Coach Style.