Artwork? Nah, not useful enough.
Shelves? Storage of some sort? Yes, please – but it’s got to be pretty, right?
Always. Function and form.
I built this whimsical bathroom shelf during nap time and you can too! I teamed up with my friends at BuildSomething.com to bring you the free building plans for this bathroom shelf. You may remember BuildSomething.com from when I designed and built my kids’ farmhouse table.
You can download the plans for the bathroom shelf here.
*This post contains affiliate links. To read my full disclosure policy, click here.The shelf is built out of solid pine and I found these cute vintage-looking faucets on Amazon to serve as towel hooks. Aren’t they cute? They add the perfect whimsical (and theme-appropriate) touch to the whole project. This shelf would also work well in a laundry room or you can switch out the faucet hooks for some standard coat hooks and boom. You’ve got a shelf for your foyer or mudroom. This shelf is like the Renaissance Man of storage and organization.
After I finished building the shelf, I filled all the pocket holes with paintable wood filler and sanded the whole thing with 150-, 220-, and 320-grit sandpaper. Then I spray-painted it with Rust-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch spray paint in Heirloom White. It’s one of my favorite white paints because it’s on the warmer side – it’s a creamy, soft white, not cold and stark like some whites tend to be. After the paint dried, I attached the faucet hooks then hung the shelf on the wall. I recommend driving 2-1/2″ wood screws straight through the back of the shelf into the studs in the wall for maximum strength.
This is a great beginner project, so if you want to get your feet wet with an easy building project, this is a good one to take on. Thanks for reading, friends! Hope you’re having a lovely week.
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*This post was sponsored by BuildSomething.com. All efforts and opinions are my own.