When we were first house hunting, we wanted a three/two meaning three bedrooms and two baths. Well, it turns out the houses we really liked didn’t have two baths. We were lucky enough to get one full bath and a half bath, and considering this house was built in 1928, we were thrilled. We do know a family with three children once lived here for years so it can be done. Plus, that means there’s less to clean! And remember, even though old houses are charming, they are known for having minimal storage space. So, since we only have one full bathroom, and it is small, we need to be creative with storage in there.
Yankee told me we had some wasted space above our bathroom door where a shelf could go. I thought that was a great way to make use of some wasted space.
Here is another view of it. The door might not look straight, and that is one of the charms of an old house. Our house has had some settling. She is 80 plus years old, and I have a feeling I won’t be standing as straight as I am now when I become an octogenarian.
Since we were going to be making some changes in the bathroom anyway, I decided to change the color during the process. It is oyster pearl by Clark and Kennsington from Ace, but we had Home Depot match it to their Behr paint. We love it.
You can probably see from this photo that my husband attached a support board to the wall and then built a box to sit on top of it. He then trimmed the exterior with straight boards that match the rest of the trim in our house, which is a craftsman style. This is before the nail holes were filled and caulking was done.
This is the after the shelf is finished but before we put it to use. I am loving the extra space.
The shelf is great for holding all of our extra towels.