DIY - RECLAIMED WOOD BATHROOM SHELVES



Hi all, were back. 

After an amazing sunshine filled holiday in Spain i've landed back with a bump and I'm so so happy to report... we now have two out of our three bathrooms complete - hurrah! Our bathrooms have been ongoing projects for a while now, we opted to do all three in one swoop (perhaps not the wisest idea) but at last the end is in sight. In ode to our shiny new bathrooms i want to share with you one of our new DIY projects.


Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelves



Our bathroom has been painted a neutral off white which offset the darkness of our stone tiles beautifully. Above our bath we had a 'blank space' which cried out for chunky wooden shelves. Floating shelves were a little too plain and i don't particularly like brackets. We looked into using 'industrial pipe' but by the power or Pinterest (hurrah) we came across shelves with rope.


The design we came up with in the end was something we put together from several options on Pinterest. I loved the idea of a tan rope and not having bulky brackets. Our varnish was a mixture of dark and medium oak which was painted on and wiped off as required.



Fixing the shelves - It was important that we invested in some 'heavy duty' adhesive to fix these shelves to the wall so we took a trip to our local hardware store where they recommended us a special adhesive for heavy duty items. After hanging the top shelf we left it for 24hrs before hanging the second shelf below, we then left this another 24hrs before putting any items on the shelf, the tension of the rope at the front along with the adhesive holds the shelves securely.


Cost - The cost of these beautiful shelves was minimal. The boards we already had, i purchased the rope for around £3 and the only other item purchased was the extra strength adhesive (which cost around £6) so a grand total of £9 - win win!


WHAT WAS USED
x2 Reclaimed Wood Boards
Rope
Tape Measure
Drill
Varnish
Sander
Extra Strength Adhesive
Spirit Level
x2 Wall Hooks


TUTORIAL
> Cut shelves to required size
> Around 3" from corner on the 'front' of the shelf drill through (to allow rope - use drill size according to rope diameter)
> Varnish shelves and sand for desired 'weathered look'
> Attach x2 wall brackets securely, approx 4" inside of each end of your wooden boards ensuring they are level.
> Our rope length was around 4 meters in total. See Diagram Below - Working with the middle of the rope from the centre of the brackets [1] tie the left then right [2] allowing the rope to hang down from each bracket. Feed each side of the rope through the holes on the top board [3] tie a knot under each side (ensure your knot does not go through the board!) you may need a second person to help here. Whilst holding the board add your adhesive to the back length and secure this to the wall, you will also need your spirit level here. As mentioned above, we left this for 24hrs to dry securely.
> When your 24hrs is up feed the rope through your bottom shelf and repeat the process above.





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24 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it!!! We have a beach feel through our home & this would be the perfect shelving idea to go with. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Your welcome Gina
      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Sarah

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  2. Wow! These shelves turned out great! Crushing on them hard! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial! PINNED! Found you on the Nifty Thrifty link up party =) Kyla @ http://houseofhipsters.com/

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    1. Hey Kyla - Thank you, they are my new fav DIY in our home :)

      I'm so glad you stopped by as i actually found your blog a few weeks ago.
      I love how you write, images are awesome too. Lots of blog love!

      Sarah

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  4. Love your shelves and what a great tutorial too. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Be sure to check back next week, you will be one of my features.

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    1. Thank you Marty :) Will be stopping by :)

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  5. Looks wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  6. Love them! They look perfect in your bathroom.

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    1. Thank you Pamela - i do love them a little :)

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  7. Absolutely LOVE these! Love the coastal use of the cleats to hold your shelves! Am pinning and sharing on my FB page:)

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  8. I love these so much I featured them today over at YDTT! Stop on over to grab a button! xo http://www.brepurposed.com/2014/10/27/designs-time-33/

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    1. Hi Breanna,

      Thank you for visiting and Thank you so much for the feature at YDTT! :)

      Sarah

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  9. Looks great! I Love the 'hooks' that you used at the top. Thanks so much for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Thank you :)

      The hooks are SO good, we've used them on a few 'heavier' wall items in our recently. They work ace with the rope.

      Best wishes

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  10. I love this! So charming and rustic. You always do such amazing things! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer

      I love your blog, keep up the great link parties :)

      Sarah

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  11. These shelves are great! You do beautiful work! Please come and share! I would love it if you would join in on my Making Broken Beautiful party! It starts 6:00pm (MST) this Thursday September 10 and I would love to have you join up each week!
    Smiles for a great week!
    Terry
    (http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com)

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  15. Love the nautical look these give!

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