The powder room is small. At only about 4' wide and 8' long, with a closet jutting into it, it's practically miniscule. To even be able to fit into the room, a vanity was vetoed for a pedestal sink. It's great for the flow of the room, but offers no storage, and barely a surface to sit a bottle of soap. If you want to set your phone down, or touch up your makeup, you end up having to use the toilet tank as a shelf for your things. Not ideal (or very sanitary for that matter). To gain a much needed horizontal surface in our Powder Room Makeover, we opted to install a small shelf. Take a look at what we made.
Custom Marble Shelf
- 1 4" wide x 3' marble shower sill
- 1 pkg corner brackets
- Spray primer
- Krylon gold spray paint
- 1 tube PL Premium construction adhesive
- Wet tile saw
- Measuring Tape
- Caulking gun
Measure available space (ours was 18"). Mark and cut marble to length with wet tile saw and diamond blade.
Install your corner brackets as shelf brackets screwing into studs, or using hollow wall anchors. We used black screws as we liked the contrast with the gold, and we have black accents in the room.
The bathroom is really coming along now. I will be back with another DIY project later on in the week.
Marble - Home Depot
Primer - Zinnser - Home Depot
Paint - Krylon Gold Metallic
Brackets - Brass corner brackets - Home Depot
PL Premium Adhesive - Home Depot
Difficulty Level (on a scale of 1-5):
Total Cost $25