A custom built bathroom shelf like the one pictured can be yours for less than $150 -- with a little bit of creativity and some basic woodworking skills.
Order parts through Vintage Woodworks, which sells millwork in five varieties of wood as well as PVC. Their website offers ample advice, precise measuring instructions, photos and illustrations.
The shelf pictured was made by adding the Molly cornice and Fleur running trim to a basic bathroom shelf. The result is a custom furniture look, so popular in today's bathrooms.
A four-foot section of cornice sells for $101 (poplar and pine) to $141 (PVC, oak, redwood). Trim is sold in 48" running lenths in a variety of heights and thicknesses. A 48" section 2-1/2" high by 3/4" thick costs $38 to $54, depending on material.