Floating shelves for the kids bathroom

Last month, I shared with you all how one of my goals was to start taking my pins off of Pinterest and making them a reality.  I started a blog series I am calling From Pin To Reality.

For months (maybe years) I have been pinning tutorials and images of floating shelves.  Like this

DIY rustic modern floating shelves from tinysidekick.com

and this from Shanty 2 Chic

Our upstairs kids bathroom has the perfect spot for floating shelves.  

This little alcove above the toilet is 5 1/2" deep and has been left blank since we moved in four years ago. Because honestly, what do you hang over a toilet? An inspirational quote like this perhaps?

While I wanted to use some power tools again (like I did when I made this pallet backed bookcase), my skills are still dependent on my handy husband and our schedules never included both of us in the same house for longer than 10 minutes (except to sleep), this project wasn't happening unless I turned over the reigns.  

I wanted the project done and finally had a willing craftsman to do it, so I relinquished control. I did however, take a date to Lowe's and learned how to purchase the perfect piece of lumber (hold it up in one hand with the other end on the ground and look down the edge picking the straightest board possible. Some of those boards are twisted I tell ya!)  and I stained the boards once they were cut.

I love that the kids now have a space for their extra toilet paper (kids were getting stranded!) and it visually fills up the space making the whole shower/toilet area seem cozier than it already is.

Like all things DIY, they eventually start to change from the way in which they were created to support functionality.  Apparently, getting stranded one too many times, led me eldest son to create this toilet paper tower so that he shall never fear of running out of TP again! 

I took back the space and made it pretty again, but I'm not quite sure how long it will last without it's TP tower.

If you check back on Friday, I will be sharing the lather, rinse, repeat printable that I whipped up for this space.  
If you would like to join me in my quest from taking things off of Pinterest and making them a reality, then join me on Instagram.  You can find me at HolyCraft1.  Simply tag your project that you took from your Pinterest board with #frompintoreality and @holycraft1 so I can find you and you will be entered to win a monthly prize to keep you creating.
Happy crafting!

1 comment

Brie said...

Love the dark stain! We did a similar project last Spring and the kids are always making toilet paper pyramids...they just don't get the idea of beauty and function, do they?

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