I showed you this little powder room HERE, I told you that overall I like this small bath but there were some issues I wanted to address.
The most important thing we have to do right now is change the lavatory, it got damage when the little bottle on the second shelf (picture below), fell and cracked the bowl.
In the meantime I need to fix what cause that problem, storage space. That's the principal problem because those shelves look good, but they don't hold that much.
My solution: To install three floating shelves.
You can check the following video for complete instructions or you can continue reading the story.
Since they were going to be floating shelves, a cleat was installed to the wall to hold the shelves. For the cleats I used the cheapest kind of 1x2s. They were screwed to the wall with anchors where needed, and with nails to the studs. When all the cleats were installed, it was a good time to fill the holes and paint the wall.
Not without removing those 2x4s and the hundreds of staples they were attached with.
I didn't bother to fill all those holes.
The panels and the 1x3 front boards were then stained.
For each shelf cover I used:
- 2 - 32" x ½" x 8" panels
- 1 - 32" x 1" x 3" board
- 1 - 30" x 1" x 2"
- 2 - 5" x 1" x 2"
Then, the 1x3 board was nailed to the front.
Here, the three of them.
I found the perfect spot to display the one dollar find I got at the flea market, some decorative bottles, books, vases, towels...
and of course a basket for extra rolls of paper that I couldn't store in the room before.
I like both, my before and after picture, but what I like the most is having more storage space. :)
Our next project: installing the new toilet.
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