We're so close, I can taste it. The toilet room is completely finished.
I found the shelves at the First Monday Flea Market and the brackets from Hobby Lobby and finally got them installed last night. There have been all kinds of issues with everything, every step of the way and this particular part of the project was no exception.
The wood is (supposedly) from an old Cotton Mill in Tenaha, Texas and sold to me by a man at the flea market that had taken the wood and turned it into trays with handles on them. When I told him what I was looking for (rustic wood to use for shelves), he offered to take the handles off, cut them to fit and finish the ends. He did it within an hour while I shopped.
Being as how it is old barn wood, and rustic, there were issues with it being warped and uneven, so we had to be creative with attaching the brackets. Also, since I didn't want to drill into the tile to attach the brackets to the wall, we had to "hang" the shelves with the brackets rather than have the shelves sitting on top of the brackets. If I were doing it myself, I would have just screwed them in. But, husband told me that the screws would eventually pull out. We ended up drilling all the way through the wood and attaching the bracket with nuts and bolts.
We also have the shower finished. We surrendered our DIY spirit (which had actually been crushed) and hired someone to tile the shower for us. We can't use it yet because the grout is not cured. We got a little ahead of ourselves and each gleefully took a shower on the third day after it was done. But, it was so warm and humid those days that the caulk around the edge hadn't cured and it began to wash away. lol. So, how were we supposed to know that? Well, if we had read the instructions, we would have known that it takes 3-5 days depending on humidity and temperature.
So, I reapplied the caulk and now we have to wait again.