Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Shelf With "Hooks"

3 Materials
$40
2 Hours
Easy
We needed additional storage space in the bathroom of our lakehouse. This cabin is a rental and it only has one bedroom, so there are usually guests that are sleeping in the living room with nowhere to put their stuff. We wanted plenty of hooks for wet clothes and towels, too.
We used 12 inch x1 inch x 8 foot "appearance board"(Home Depot $20) for the face and top of the shelf. I felt that it came out too far from the wall if the top was left 12 inches, so we cut it back to 10 inches. Then we added 2x4's to the sides for extra support. We used 2 inch screws to put everything together.
At Lowe's, I found the largest bolt I could find with a smooth head and bought six of them(Roughly $3-$4 per hook). You will also need two washers and two nuts for each bolt. The ones I used are 6 inches long.
I used the same chalk paint and top wax coat that I had used on the bathroom vanity, two coats of paint and then the wax coat.
I used the same chalk paint and top wax coat that I had used on the bathroom vanity, two coats of paint and then the wax coat.
Add the bolts after you are done painting and paint / wax has completely dried.
We hung the shelf with two inch screws directly into the studs in the wall - it's not going anywhere. If you try this, use a level to make sure you get it straight. The finished product has an cool industrial vibe and it's super functional!
We hung the shelf with two inch screws directly into the studs in the wall - it's not going anywhere. If you try this, use a level to make sure you get it straight. The finished product has an cool industrial vibe and it's super functional!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood 12inx6ftx1in   (Home Depot)
  • Chalk Paint and wax finish   (Home Depot)
  • Bolts/nuts/screws   (Home Depot)

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