DIY Bathroom Shelves Tutorial

As promised, here is my bathroom shelf tutorial!


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Things you will need

A few notes before we get stared – I purchased everything from Home Depot, but a lot of these items are available on Amazon as well. When you buy your board from Home Depot, you can have them cut it to the length you want. I had them cut the board into 30″ sections.

  1. The first thing that you need to do is sand down your wood so that it’s completely smooth. Use your sander and the 120 grit sandpaper to do this.
  2. Wood sanded? Awesome. Now you need to stain the wood. I did this by using a paint brush then wiping over the area that I coated with a paper towel to soak up the excess. I only did one coat, but if you think you want it darker, go for a second!
  3. Let the wood dry after staining for about 2 hours. While this is drying, spray paint your corner brackets black. If you want the metal look, feel free to skip this step!
  4. Brush on one coat of the polyurethane using a clean dry brush and let dry for at least 2 hours.
  5. Now you need to mark where your shelves are going to go. Use some painters tape to visualize how far apart you want your shelves. I did mine 11″ apart.
  6. Use a stud finder to find the studs in your walls and mark where the braces are going to go. Make sure you know what size screws you need(your stud finder should be able to tell you how far in they are).
    1. Note – if you’d rather drill into the drywall, please please please use drywall anchors!
  7. Using the braces as your guide(with the bottom part the part that’s sticking out), mark where your screws will go and drill pilot holes using a really small drill bit! This will make putting the screws in way easier.
  8. Use the screws to attach the braces. I like to use the middle screw in first because it gives you more room to fix mistakes if they end up being a smidge too high or too low. Finish installing brackets, making sure they are level.
  9. Now, just place wood on the brackets and you’re done! If you want extra security, you can drill the brackets directly to the shelves but I felt fine just placing them on.
  10. You’re done! Use these to hold all of your bathroom essentials.

img_1995Top shelf: faux grass(similar) – amber jar – plant
Middle shelf: Buddha statue(similar) – amber jar – candle(similar) – eucalyptus plant
Bottom shelf: frame + print(DIY coming soon) – candle (similar) – baskets

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Please tag me in your pictures if you make these too!


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