I’m super excited to jump on today and share with you my new Industrial Shelving in my bathroom. This project is for anyone. If you can drive a car or order your husband down to the hardware store, you can do this!
First I want to put a disclaimer on this blog because I’ve had the rare evil message of people lashing out as something fell out of their wall or something didn’t turn out right.
First, you need to use common sense. Second when hanging an item that will be holding weight, you will have to use drywall inserts. If you screw directly into the drywall it will most likely fall out of the wall if you put any weight on your shelving. Yes, you can screw directly into studs, but the studs aren’t always placed in the perfect places.
Ideally, I wanted to have three shelves in this space, but since it’s such a small bathroom, I didn’t want to give it a cluttered look, so I went with two longer shelves at 30″ each.
I purchased one 2′ x 8″ x 6′. It was under 5 dollars. If you do not have a saw, you can have them cut it for you to your desired dimensions.
I stained them in early American by Minwax. You can get this stain at any hardware store. Also, since these shelves went in the bathroom where it’s humid, I sealed them with varnish. I always recommend this one. It’s low odour, fast drying and if you’re painting items white, there is virtually no discolouration at all.
You’re supposed to let your stain breath for 12 hours before you varnish, but since the shelves were for me and I honestly don’t care, I varnished about 20 minutes after I stained them.
I must admit, I’m not the best bathroom shelf styler.. probably because I’ve never owned bathroom shelves. But I’ll get better at it!
My favourite thing on this shelf is my new little plant. Brinley named it “leafa” . The top basket holds all my kids bath toys as the two youngest often bathe in our tub before bed.
and just like that, you have yourselves some pretty darn cute looking Industrial Shelving for your bathroom. This isn’t really a ‘DIY’ as there’s nothing to really teach.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY and let me know if you decide to take on this project.