VanBaalen Spare Bathroom

First and foremost, I apologize for no post last week. Our life has been a bit chaotic lately with added work hours and more customer projects on top of slowly trying to complete our own house projects! Summer isn’t the most ideal time for redoing a home – who wants to be inside all day when you have nice weather? Especially the 2.5 months of the year us Minnesotans get!

Unfortunately, I believe it’s more realistic for me to have new blog posts every other week for awhile. Once the cooler weather comes and our added work hours come to an end, I think I will be able to go back to weekly, but for now I think this is best – and a whole lot less stressful for me!

This week I am excited to finally get to share the bathroom project I did for one of our customers! If you remember in my last post, I had 3 projects to do for one customer – the bathroom project stalled due to wall anchor issues! Like I have said time and time again, unforeseen issues always pop up! You just have to learn to roll with the punches and play them as they come!



I wanted to hang shelving above the toilet – this bathroom came with a completely open slate! They had nothing on the walls, so I was able to brainstorm the most perfect idea without the obstacles of previous stuff! However, the only stud in the wall was in the center of the toilet – hello, shelf hanging issues. The length of the shelves didn’t leave enough space for three hangers and the two on either end needed some support to hold shelving units and decor. I had anchors that were old and brittle and did not do the job, causing me to hault this project and move it to a later date. I was able to find some strong metal anchors that did the job and the shelves were supported the way they should be!

I absolutely love the look of industrial piping used as shelving hangers, so I knew this was the style I wanted to use. The decor shopping was my favorite, as always! Each item was purchased at TJ Maxx and I am beyond happy with the way they turned out! What’s even better is that I was able to use toilet paper as a decoration. How incredibly resourceful for bathroom decor!

One of the other walls was bare as well and I just wanted to add something simple to spruce this blank canvas up! So, I was able to find this sign at Hobby Lobby and between the color and the saying, I thought it was absolutely perfect for this space!

For such a simple, simple project this completely transformed this bare bathroom into a talking piece! And of course, it always makes the project better when you get amazing responses from your customer on how much they love it! I’m so honored to get to do what I love and making others happy at the same time!

Again, I want to apologize for the lack of posts, but I hope you can all understand and I know darn well, that the weekly posts will be back!

As always, thank you for reading and supporting my dream!




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