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Welcome back! It’s the 3rd week of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE! I am so excited to participating as a featured designer and a huge thank you for Linda from Calling it Home for including me in this amazing group of designers! Before we get into the details, I want to make sure you know where we started with this makeover and if you did miss last weeks’ post, here is THE BEFORE and  you can check out THE PLANS!

Well, GUYS! It’s a big project!! We are BUSY, BUSY and busy over here and I now I start feeling that the 5 weeks is not much for a BATHROOM makeover…Eeeek!! A reader said that I am ambitious but I rather call myself crazy to get into this huge project!! We have less than three more weeks before I get to show you the result! SCARY!!

So this past week we have not done much! I am still waiting for a few things to arrive, so we can start the tiling and bigger projects once all my products have arrived. But we tackled a smaller project yesterday! Yeah, you hear me! YESTERDAY!!

The weekend was too nice to stay inside the house and we decided to go apple picking with the boys. We spent literally all Saturday and Sunday outdoors. Life is good, right?So onto the shelves! This week still marks the UGLY images, so please apologize, but I really would love for you to see how much gets done here in short five weeks!

We have a nice size closet in our bathroom, but the closet door is behind the bathroom door which is pretty darn smart as the doors many times open on the top of each other. So my plan was to take the door off, remove the door frame and build large chunky wooden shelves instead of the simple shelving system we had there. I wanted to make something that will look awesome even if we don’t have a door on that closet.


…and we built these beauties in here! Love them! So much better, prettier and makes our tiny closet look so much bigger!


Here is a short video of how we made these bad boys!


  • 2 x 3/4″ sheet plywood
  • 1 x 2.5″ pine board
  • wood stain- I used chestnut

Cut the plywood to the dimensions of the shelf you are building.

Cut the pine wood ( this will go to the front of the shelf) to the size of the front of the shelf

Cut the support pieces to the same length as the width of your shelf.

Our closet had a door frame so the only option for us was to build our shelves in.




Pretty neat, I think! We also removed the door frame and added a sleeker looking door frame.diy-shelves-23

Well, that’s how much we got done last week. I know, not so much and the majority of the work is still ahead of us!

What’s on the to-do list:

  • put in the bath tub
  • put in the toilet
  • tile the wall
  • tile the floor
  • add recessed lights
  • put in vanity

Yup! The list is too long, my friends! Too long:-)

I chose my products carefully, and I am excited to be working with so many amazing sponsors for this ONE ROOM CHALLENGE makeover!


If you are new here be sure to check last week’s post!



And now be sure to browse through all these fabulous ORC designers! I can’t wait to see each of them shine their excellent taste and decor style through their makeovers!


Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelly | The Curated House

Driven by Décor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Heart

Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely

Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s

Waiting on Martha  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

See you next week!!

Cheers for a great week!





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  1. Love the shelves Aniko! It’s so funny that I’m reading this right now because I’m currently waiting form my handyman to show up who built very similar floating shelves for me! Wish I was as handy as you guys! Good luck this week!

  2. Wow, those shelves are gorgeous! I was going to do wood shelves for my room, but switched to something else last minute. LOVE the look you’ve got going on and can’t wait to see the finished product!

  3. I just gotta say that another word that rhymed with chunky came to mind when I saw the picture of your ‘carpenter’…

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