While we did have enough space to add dual sinks when we moved in, the bathroom lacks storage otherwise. Just outside the bathroom is a linen closet that houses our towels and extra toiletries, but I wanted to add a space to have those on hand in the bathroom itself. So when I saw this picture on Pinterest, I knew that it was something I could easily do to add some character and storage to the space.
The brackets were about $8 each, and I believe the wood for the shelf was an additional $10-$15 (of course, Esposito doesn't remember)! A coat of primer and two coats of white semi-gloss trim paint (already on hand) later, the brackets and shelf were ready to put up (no pictures because my camera was broken)!
Here is the bathroom window before the shelf and after.
|Bathroom Window Before Shelf|
|Bathroom Window After Shelf|
For sure, the apothecary jars ($5 before a 40% off coupon at Joann's) will stay to hold cotton balls and q-tips. I'd also like to find some "bathroom" art for the frames. The plant typically goes on the sink ledge, so it gets some light, but I may leave it up there and see how it fares for a bit. At some point, I may also make a DIY roman shade to hang under the shelf - but I need to first find the perfect fabric!
At first, I was afraid that the shelf was going to look a bit too country, but I actually like it and the character and function that it brings to an otherwise unusable space. And for a ~$30 project, it can't be beat. What do you think?
I'm linking up to Today's Creative Blog "Get Your Craft On" link party here, and to Home Stories A to Z "Tutorials and Tips" link party here!