We’re going with the theme of bathrooms for now. Maybe it will inspire me to actually finish our main bathroom upstairs!
This room was the most unfinished when we bought the house. It was a mess of incorrectly installed cement board, unsanded THICK mud, and uncentered/un-square everything. My dad had the absolute joy of finishing it for us. The installation of each fixture came with the question: “Which side would you like square? Which side should be centered? Would you like it flush with the back wall or the side wall?” etc. you can’t have it all! The great thing is: you can’t really tell now that everything is installed and finished.
Let’s take a look at some pictures!
Toilet Area (adjacent to sink, but really hard to photograph together without a wide angle lens!)
Shower and Linen Nook (Opposite sink and toilet)
I am loving the wood shelves! My dad measured and cut all the boards for me (bless his heart, every shelf has a different measurement!), and I finished them and Dan installed them. So basically, I just made them pretty. 🙂
Edit: I copied the tutorial from Thrift Decor Chick. I forgot to mention that!
Side note: all the baskets on the shelves came from Ikea. Ikea has really expanded their basket selection. The prices are great, and the baskets are really sturdy. The ones on the shelves are especially sturdy. I bought two large, round ones in that style to use as laundry baskets upstairs. They are holding up great so far!
As we are working on our main bathroom upstairs, we’ve been using this bathroom as our main bathroom. So I feel the need to show real life…here’s all the junk I cleared off the ledge/sink so that I could take decent looking pictures. Enjoy!
And now for a little before and after. These shots aren’t the greatest because the room is small and difficult to photograph (bonus points for spotting the 36 week prego belly!), and the before pictures were taken before the door and linen nook shelves were installed which allowed for more room to snap pictures.
First, the sink/toilet side…
Now the shower/linen side…
Before (Shower then Linen Nook)
You get the idea…hot mess to serene, functional bathroom!
It feels SO good to finally have this room finished! It’s been 90% completed for over a year, but finishing and installing those linen shelves took me about 15 months. Yikes. Seriously, Emily. What procrastination! The wood sat in our garage so long, the boards warped from the moisture, so we had to flatten them with clamps before installing them. So much work and time wasted! Lesson learned! Finish the job in a reasonable amount of time!
The shelves! They are my favorite! I love how they look; floating shelves yet nice depth. Perfect! It looks like the wood is actually that thick, not just a face piece, right?
I love the shelves too. I forgot to give credit for the idea. I copied the idea from Thirfty Decor Chick, http://www.thriftydecorchick.com/2013/04/diy-floating-shelves-bathroom-progress.html. Yes, it looks like one piece of wood, but it’s really just plywood plus a 1×2 or 1×3 (not sure, need to measure) on the front.