Before & After: The Neverending Story of a Bungalow Bathroom

We ended up with one small nook that was perfect for shelving, but after pricing some shelf brackets that I liked, I realized that I could save a whole heap o money if I rigged hanging shelves. The bathroom was a very budget endeavor, so we tried to get creative with other areas of the bathroom. But finish it they did, and you can see the final result above. not a pedestal sink). They are great for the space! Me, whose last woodworking project was a “bug house” in 4th grade, was going to create a sturdy AND beautiful vanity to last through the decades. I cursed and cried a lot through the process, but the end result is a piece that I absolutely love, and makes me proud that I accomplished what I set out to do. When Katrina moved into her 1952 Portland bungalow, the area that needed the most attention was this really teeny bathroom. (Image credits: Hurricane Sandwich) With that set up, you can probably guess that, instead of weeks, it took months and months and months to complete, and resulted in a lot of DIY fatigue. Ok sure, everyone does that, but that’s because it’s really awesome! For more information, and lots more photos of the process, check out their blog Hurricane Sandwich and the Casita. Thanks Katrina! Because it’s a small space and there isn’t much storage, I wanted a piece that would hold a good amount of our bathroom junk (i.e. One of the most challenging aspects was the vanity area. Please enjoy taking a look at our bathroom journey through the last many months! She and her husband decided to gut it and start over, taking over an extra closet to create more space. You see where this is going.

Updated: 06.12.2014 — 11:03