Remember HJ’s whale bathroom? Well, it’s still a whale bathroom, just with more storage. Back when I did the bathroom reveal…3 years ago…I mentioned that I would love to add some built-in shelves into the little nook in his bathroom.
For the past few years, it was on my “wish” list. Last spring, I was noticing that the bathroom nook was similar to size as the dishwasher. When I moved in, the contractor removed a cabinet to put the dishwasher in. When I measured, I realized thy were in fact the same size. Perfect, huh?
Only problem, my cabinet was gone. The contractor put everyone’s cabinet in their garage (I know this, because almost everyone still has them sitting in the garage), except mine. I figured I would give it a shot and see if the contractor had misplaced it somewhere. When I called, his assistant INSISTED it was in the garage, just like everyone else’s, and I must not be seeing it. Right, because it’s pretty easy to lose a 3 foot tall cabinet in a tiny garage. So I looked again. And it still didn’t show up.
I pouted, and figured I was sh*t outta luck.
Four months later, I told my neighbor I wanted to ask someone if I could buy the cabinet sitting in the garages. She sold me hers for $20. Not only that, but her fiancé offered to cut it to the correct depth and screw it into the wall for me.
I purchased a laminate shelf form menards for $20, and my neighbor was able to cut it down for a top, and we still had enough left over to add the 2 shelves. For the unfinished edges, we put on a strip of laminate in the matching color with wood glue (cost about $4 for the roll).
Now that it is in the bathroom, I think the before picture looks so bare! I still need a few decorations, but the extra storage has been awesome. I am also contemplating shelves in my bathroom, and something in the kitchen. The wish list keeps getting bigger and bigger!
Any ideas on how to make the shelves look finished? I am in need of cute bathroom decorations.