Let's build some shelves! {In an hour! With scrap wood!} from Thrifty Decor Chick

Let’s build some shelves! {In an hour! With scrap wood!} from Thrifty Decor Chick


Hello my friends! I tackled a speedy Do it yourself shelf undertaking the other day applying a method I’ve perfected around the yrs. Now I’m able to toss them up tremendous rapidly. And I only utilised scrap wood from the garage too…so it was free and only took me about an hour to build. 

Which is what I get in touch with a profitable venture! 

DIY wood shelves above washer and dryer
adding wood shelves in small nook

They are easy to make on an open up wall, but even much easier and much more sturdy on 3 walls like the kinds in our bathroom over. 

I experienced an plan to increase them to our drinking water closet in the grasp. This space is tiny — a lot smaller than what we experienced in the previous residence. But I appreciate obtaining the independent house! 

It really is constantly felt cramped, particularly with all the stuff — basket for extra tp, trash can, a ebook or magazine on the again of the bathroom (just being serious here). I had an concept to get things off the ground and develop some cabinets previously mentioned the toilet: 

adding shelves above toilet

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Like I explained, I’ve completed this so several instances it’s a rather straightforward and rapid project for me. I sorted as a result of all of the scrap wooden I experienced in the garage and uncovered items that would perform correctly. 

To start with phase was discovering the suitable sized support items. Make certain they are amount and screw them into studs if probable: 

adding shelves in water closet
Make sure to use a stage to examine the pieces as you set up. For cabinets like this that will not likely be holding substantially pounds at all, I have been known to throw some screws into just the drywall. But get as numerous into studs as you can. (Trace: the corners are constantly a very good bet.)

Usually I might use a piece of trim the complete duration of the again wall, but I was using what I experienced. If you never have the total length it will be fantastic. 

Future up, place the major of your shelf on and nail it into the supports: 

simple DIY floating shelves

Then reduce your front trim to suit and nail that in way too: 

floating shelves tutorial

I experienced just sufficient of this things that was by now stained from another project. Excellent!

I crafted my second a person the specific same way. Now you can be completed with the making if you would like…

Installing shelves above toilet

Or you can incorporate a piece of wooden to the base to cover the supports. If you use a entire duration of supports alongside the back and sides (and stain or paint them), I you should not think it is constantly vital to add nearly anything on the bottom. 

But if you want a more finished seem, you can want it. Turns out I had more scrap that was the best measurement for the underside. It really is uncommon that a undertaking arrives together so flawlessly for me. 🙂 

The key to creating these thick floating cabinets is generating confident your supports are the suitable size. You’ll have the supports, plus your wood on top rated…that will need to be the exact same sizing or more compact than the trim you add to the entrance. And if you want to insert a base piece, the thickness of the help, top and bottom need to be considerably less or the very same as your trim on the entrance. 

This is so all you see from the front is your cleanse trim — not any edges. With any luck , that makes sense! That’s the trickiest element of all of this but following that it truly is a swift project. 

I planned to paint these till I located that stained trim (Provincial by Minwax) for the front. I went with that (staining is SO significantly more rapidly in my impression) and then a coat of polyurethane.

When all was dry I added some components — how lovable is it in there now?: 

Decorating shelves in bathroom

I manufactured that “wash your palms” indication — duplicate and paste it if you would like to use it! (If you require the whole file dimensions feel free of charge to email me): 

wash your hands free printable

Click on on that image and then preserve it from there. 

When I was working on this area, I did anything else I used to do a whole lot — took down the doorway! Male, I are unable to inform you what a big difference it created in right here! SO substantially more room! 

I would like I would have considered ahead and just experienced this cased out with no doorway:

Wood shelves above toilet water closet
You can see how I protect in which the hinges go in this post as effectively. It would make the doorway pretty seamless, like the doorway was never there. 

I’ve hardly ever put in shelves over a toilet since I have generally thought they would interfere with sitting. But these are only eight inches deep so they will not even adhere out as significantly as the tank:

Decorating wood shelves in bathroom

With the more house in right here and these rather additions, I look ahead to browsing the lavatory. 😂

I also adjusted out the light bulb in in this article to a daylight model as a substitute of incandescent. I appreciate them for areas with no purely natural light-weight — they get rid of the yellow forged and make things so substantially brighter. They are not for every single area, but in areas like this I Appreciate them. 

Let’s search at the before and after! Here is the minimal room right before: 

Take down door in small room for more space

These kinds of basic updates, but they made a Enormous distinction!:

Wood shelves in small toilet space

These have been quick and effortless to make — I experienced them up in an hour and with stain and poly I was at about 90 minutes of do the job. Floating wood shelves would be a good novices project! 

Have you tried this Diy task any where in your property? They are fantastic in a little area like this.

Let's build some shelves! {In an hour! With scrap wood!} from Thrifty Decor Chick

Let's build some shelves! {In an hour! With scrap wood!} from Thrifty Decor Chick

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