96 March 2, 2011

Shelving for the Half-Bath

The last thing I need to choose for the basement half-bath is shelving. I just want a place to put some pretty odds and ends on the wall opposite the sink and toilet. I like these three choices:

  1. Wire 9 Cube Wall Shelf
  2. Ekby Valter brackets and Ekby Järpen shelves
  3. Wall-Mounted Bookcase

Remember, this is what I’m already working with for the rest of the room:

Which option would you choose?

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96 Comments

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    Valerie
    March 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    My vote is for #3. #1 could maybe work if you spray painted it white…

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    Erika
    March 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Three!

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    Eileen
    March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    3

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    Ingrid Hames
    March 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t like 1, it reminds me too much of milk crates from the grocery. I think I like 3 the best, simple and stylish.. :)

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    Anya
    March 2, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Definitely #3.
    I’m looking forward to seeing it all done! :D

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    heartartz
    March 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    This is so cool
    http://www.westelm.com/products/tall-industrial-metal-bath-cabinet-g286/?pkey=e|meatl%2Bindustrial|3|best|0|1|24||2&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Common%20Top%20Wide%20Rule%20Free%20Shipping-_-

    and so is this
    http://stores.homestead.com/hudsongoods/-strse-1632/industrial-perforated-metal-shelf/Detail.bok

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    heartartz
    March 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    oops
    her is 1st link again:

    http://www.westelm.com/products/tall-industrial-metal-bath-cabinet-g286/?pkey=e|meatl%2Bindustrial|3|best|0|1|24||2&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Common%20Top%20Wide%20Rule%20Free%20Shipping-_-

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    heartartz
    March 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    sorry…link does not work
    It should have gone to
    West Elm – Tall Industrial Metal Bath Cabinet

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    Brittany
    March 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    #3. I love a good wall-mounted shelf and this one is clean and simple.

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    reb
    March 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    2 for me!

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    Emily Stearley
    March 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    One. I think the style of it is a nice contrast from the rest of the room. Plus, I like the “cubby” look for displaying fun things.

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    meryl rose
    March 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Number 3. The first looks like it belongs more in a garage, and the second just isn’t fun enough for you.

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    lori
    March 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    three three three!

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    Dianna
    March 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I vote for 3 also, although I have a soft spot for 1 because i have it in my dining room & love it. any of these choices will look great!

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    Tracy
    March 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I vote for #3.

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    Robin
    March 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    We are all in love with west elm these days!! I can’t get enough ;)

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    Rachel H.
    March 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Number THREE!!!

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    Kirsten
    March 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    My personal favorite is #1, but it’s too industrial for your space, and #2 while budget friendly, will probably look too cheap in your space. So my vote is for #3.

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    Renee Nordholm
    March 3, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I also vote for #3

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    Julie Anne
    March 3, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Of the choices you have, I like 2. My friend used them in her kitchen recently, and I wasn’t sure until I saw them up.

    Have you thought of something vintage-y looking to coordinate with your vitage plumbing and lighting fixtures? This Polder shelf and towel rack combo would be useful and space-appropriate:

    http://www.polder.com/80-05.html

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    Lisa
    March 3, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I vote 2 or 3. 1 looks too much like high school locker accessories to me. The solid shelf will look better with pretty things, I think.

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    WES
    March 3, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I like #3 for the bathroom, and I don’t think you necessarily need to get it in white. I think the black could look really nice as a contrast to the white of the toilet and sink.

    #1 is nice for general storage in either a basement or a playroom but I don’t think it fits with your bathroom even if it is in the basement.

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    Mandi
    March 3, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I think #2, it floats some negative (wall) space between layers and I think that is very important in such a small space. The other shelves are too busy for that area. Besides, you won’t need to put much down there – a couple decorative items, a spare set of hand towels . . . that’s it.

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    christy
    March 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

    when will we see the new baby’s nursery? Did I miss it?

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    Amanda
    March 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Three! I like the clean lines and there’s a lot of space between the shelves to stack high or have space there. And you’ll have more control compared to number one as there’s not a lot of control over where to put the items as they’re in “boxes”

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    ashleyD
    March 3, 2011 at 10:52 am

    i vote for 3!!

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    Allison
    March 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I like three the best on it’s own, but I think two works the best with the style of the space.

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    alison
    March 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I love number 1. Just do.

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    Katie
    March 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    #3. :)

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    Katie
    March 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Go for #3…

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    Janine
    March 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    my first choice would be #3, with #2 coming in second.

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    melinda KE
    March 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I would use the Ekby Valter brackets and Ekby Järpen shelves, maybe two or three of them, with some nice baskets. I also like #2 if you have enough floor room. I can’t wait to see the room all put together!

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    AK
    March 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    not #1

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    Natalie
    March 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    #3 ~ I love the clean lines and modern feel. It seems like it would go best with the rest of the plan. Can’t wait to see it all come together! :)

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    Parakh
    March 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I initially thought #3 – but then considering what you have already chosen I would go with #2 – it think it would fit nicely and bring attention to your knick nacks and not so much the shelves

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    Ashley
    March 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I think either 2 or 3, the first one looks like something that would go in your utility closet.

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    Kimbydee
    March 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    #1 looks vintage and quirky both. Love it!

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    S. Shaw
    March 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I like #2.

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    Tyla B
    March 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

    No. 1 is too college dorm-ish for me. I like 3 if you were going to work it into a niche. So I guess I’ll go with 2, since it is the least imposing, but it doesn’t look like it will hold much – which may be what you are going for. I’m not much help am I? I think the bathroom is going to be be-a-utiful!

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    Amelia
    March 6, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I think I’d do #3 in buttercup to match other accessories!

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    Art
    March 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

    No.1 would be better for storage, but since you say this is for display, I also pick #3.

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    Amanda
    March 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I’m voting #1 because I have two of those. They both currently are hanging in my kitchen.

    I love them! They get a lot of compliments because they are so interesting in person. They’re pretty sturdy, as well. I currently am displaying all white knick-knacks in them, but in our old apartment I used them for DVDs and other things. They’re pretty versatile.

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    Minneapolis Apartments
    May 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Love #3 but not in the context of your bathroom… This is an older post so I can see into the future.. ;)

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