So to maintain the mini spa ambiance in the bathroom, I substituted what had been originally planned: lucky bamboo. Several months ago, I had gone with the dwarf palm because I couldn't find any reasonably priced bamboo plants but a few weeks ago, I stumbled across these stalks for 99 cents/each at a small gardening shop and went crazy! (well.. $18 crazy....) I'm thrilled with the result. It seems much cleaner to me.
I also finished an ongoing de-uglify the medicine cabinet project. Frustratingly, I didn't think to take any 'before' photos: it was a typical rusty beige blight in the room. I used wood-flavored contact paper (it'll peel off pretty easily) and bright pink duct tape. It took awhile to figure out how to apply the contact paper so that it didn't bubble and crease. I ended up cutting it in strips and applying it to mimic the wood floors in the rest of the unit. It gives me a thrill to open up the cabinet to see bright pink: my little secret.