The pretty bathroom that we added onto my daughter’s house a couple of years ago has been finished for sometime, with the exception of some reclaimed wood shelves she had always wanted to add. We spent some time researching reclaimed wood, drove to a salvage business in downtown Los Angeles, and found what might be a good fit. Then, as other projects moved forward, the salvaged shelves were put on hold.
Finally, the wood was purchased, and the shelves were added to the area above the commode. My daughter wanted this rustic look to relate to the natural weave of her laundry basket and to add some relief to the fancy turned legs of the reclaimed dining room buffet we made into her vanity with the addition of a vessel sink. The beautiful faucet set and vanity, along with the custom tile band for the shower, are the show stoppers in the bathroom.
The ceilings are tall in her 1930s Spanish home, and my daughter felt the commode area needed a little special attention. She added the stenciling on the commode wall for a little sparkle, which adds to the elegance of the rest of the bathroom; the rustic shelves are a juxtaposition to this design element.
Dressing the shelves was the next project. We found a fun little wire basket at the “Junk Bonanza” in Del Mar a couple of weeks ago in which she could store her spare bath towel. Then she added some of her favorite things from trips abroad and down under. The memorabilia are a nice reminder of fun trips and outings with friends and family.
Additionally, we picked up some fun pieces during our salvaging outings. We picked up vessels for planting succulents on the patio along with an old bedspring she will use as a planting screen for added privacy behind her outdoor patio furniture. I will share more about these and other items in another article, so stay tuned for more of our salvaging exploits.