During one of my many Pinterest browsing moments, I saw this image:
I knew immediately I wanted to do something similar in our half bath on the first floor. The layout is nearly identical and we could really use the storage space of built in shelving. Somehow our once remotely tidy bathroom has taken on a new, cluttered life now that we are in the age of potty training.
Many years ago, Trent & I made our own built in shelving for the nook that is in what’s now Dylan’s room. I confess, this time, all I did was pull one measurement (the width of the back wall) and then Dylan & I went shopping at Lowe’s. That’s right, no drawings. Just one measurement and a mental sketch. Really, this type of built-in is that simple – a few cuts, a few screws, a little touch-up and it’s done.
Now, instead of a cluttered space, our half bath has a new tidy look:
All of the decorating elements were from around the house except the green ceramic planter and the carved frame both on the top shelf. Those I found this week at a thrift store for a combined total of $3.50! Seeing the “full” view in the after photo, I think I might make one more purchase – a dark brown trash can.