So we decided to tackle a project that I have had on my radar for a while.
The bathroom tub nook.
The plan? Build three floating shelves wall to wall.
Guys. These are SO easy! You can do this! You barely even have to have any power tools! And Bam! You got your selves some built in shelves!
Let me show you how its done. Or I guess, Michael will show you, I will tell you.
The shelving DNA:
Once everything was sanded, it was time to space everything out on the wall. We measured the distance from the top of the chair rail to the ceiling - spacing them out evenly. Note: We did allow for a little bit extra space for the top because Michael had to be able to fit his drill up there to secure the shelf to the cleat. You'll see what I mean in a minute.
Once the cleats are secured to the wall, you can add the shelf on top. We screwed the shelf to the cleats. This is where Michael's forethought saved us from a BIG headache! Remember when I told you to make sure that you leave enough space to get your drill in there? Phew! Plenty of space!
Then we hammered the face plates on to give the shelves more substancialness. Fact. Substancialness is a word. Look it up. Actually, maybe don't look it up.
For more details on how we paint our trim and get a finish we can be proud of, check out this post I wrote last year that explains it all.
So without further ado, shelves!!
So that's where we are at in the bathroom! And I realize now that I never actually did a complete before and after post of the bathroom renovation, including before, during and after photos. So consider this is my official IOU slip for that!
Frugal Crafty Blog Hop, DIY Showoff, Amaze Me Monday, Monday Funday, Making Monday, Much Ado About Monday, Before and After Party,