This week of the One Room Challenge, I struggle to decide between floating shelves and new, different design choice. I think we’ve all been in a place where we start a project half-heartedly, with little confidence and no plans, just to see how it turns out.
For the bathroom makeover, I’ve been excited to remove the towel bar that’s over the toilet. As part of my moodboard for the bathroom design, I decided to replace that towel bar with some floating shelves.
Traditional floating shelves are built by creating a shelf frame and a mounting piece. I didn’t take into account that obviously 1.5 inches (the actual width of the 1×2) is a bit narrow to fit a frame and a mount in.
It was a no build project, where I only needed to cut the shelves to length and attach to the wall and bracket. So then I was tasked with deciding between keeping these floating shelves and shifting gears to going with the hardware solution.
After a few hours of walking by the bathroom and seeing it in the different lights of the day, the slim simplicity of the second option really won my heart. I’m sure after some time has passed I’ll make it back to attempt the floating shelves again.
This also gives me a chance to find more saving tips because we are cutting it close on this makeover budget! I have made a decision on both, but this week I’m only sharing the color for the accent wall since that’s what I’ll be working on next.
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