Last week, I shared my new DIY Towel Organizer for our master bathroom and today I have part 2 of that project. Even though this next project is actually for our half-bath downstairs the two pieces would work really well together in the same bathroom. So today, I’m revealing our new Rustic DIY Bathroom Shelving.
DIY Bathroom Shelving
Earlier this year I revealed that my word of the year for 2014 is FINISH. I have SO many projects/rooms that I have been working on for the past few months and I am really determined to get them all done. These new bathroom shelves are one of the few projects I have left to complete our half-bath makeover. I am really enjoying how they turned out and they add a lot of character to the tiny space.
I kept the decor very minimalistic. I like crisp and clean spaces and didn’t want to add too much more for right now.
And the best part is, they are SUPER easy to make. I mean, I’m tell you ANYONE can do it.
They are so simple to put together and are actually pretty inexpensive.
DIY SHELF Supplies:
– (2) Pieces of 20″ X 8″ Whitewood Planks
– (2) Packs of Black Shelving Brackets
– Minwax English Chestnut StainD
– Rustoleum Kona Stain
– Satin Polyurethane
The tutorial is actually really similar to the Towel Holder. I started with a 20″ X 8″ X 1″ plank and stained it using a combination of Minwax English Chestnut and Rustoleum Kona.
I waited 24 hours for the stain to dry then did two coats of Minwax Satin polyurethane.
I knew I wanted Black Shelving Brackets and I ended up finding these at Target. Only $9.99 for both brackets!
When installing it to the wall, I tried to use the studs as much as possible. Due to the placement on my wall, I was only able to get one side secured to studs and the other into drywall. Just make sure you use the screws included in the kit.
I used very minimal decorations on the shelf. A tall candle from Target, books and a grapevine sphere that I already had on hand, vintage basket from Amazon and a picture frame from Target.
Click here to see the full bathroom reveal
I love what you’ve done!! I have an idea very similar to this kind of shelving but I have old barn wood to use. Just wondering if you’ve ever worked with it and know if you need to treat the wood for pesticides before staining/finishing it?
I love this look!! You have done such a great job on these brackets.. and made it look easy.
You are such a great stylist too.. just enough stuff on them to look interesting! Thanks for the inspiration.
Love your shelves, the black brackets are perfect with color of stains. Love how the two stains look together on the shelves. It looks so clean and tidy, not cluttered with what you have on shelves. Can I ask where you got that adorable little wire basket for your tp? I’ll have to take a page from your decorating, not put too much on a shelf (which I tend to do).
Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home says
Hi Taryn! These shelves turned out so cute and I wondered if I could feature your tutorial on my blog this week?
Very pretty! So simple and classy
Ashley Hamrick says
I love this idea and love the wood look myself. I’ve thought about doing this in our bathroom as well and love the white accent you’ve added. Great Ideas!
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Selene Galindo says
Very pretty! Andyoure right,they’re so easy! We jus tmade some for my office space!
Love the rustic feel they bring to any room!
Very cute! Love the accessories you chose also:)
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These shelves look great! I love them and really need to add some shelves to my half bath!
Desiree @ The36thAvenue says
Love it… Featuring you this week!
The Funny Sign says
I love this! What a great DIY project, plus the shelves’ simplicity is the best part. Great job!
I am so excited! I have been wanting to put shelves in my sewing room, these will be perfect!! I am also going to steal your basket idea for TP storage in our bathroom.
camille davis says
love these.. may do this in our bathroom now.. so many things to finish.. lol
bridget b. says
I love this! I recently installed a pre-made shelf in my kiddos’ bathroom, but this idea was my runner up. I love the mixture of wood and metal.
Brandyn | Southern Distinctions says
Love these! I’m getting ready to do a very similar project in the rental house I’m working on. Thanks for the post~
This is a really pretty idea. It would totally work in my bathroom. Great photos too!