Industrial Shelf Solution for the Guest Bath (or any room!)

We were in desperate need of extra storage in our teeny, tiny guest bath. The single vintage shelf was simply not enough. A fan of all things industrial, we used metal plumbing fixtures and glass to create three simple shelves. Triple the storage space!
We started with this metal flanges, rods, and tips, coated them with primer, and then coated them with a layer of oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.
Then we mounted the painted brackets to the wall, attached two self-adhesive rubber dots to each bracket, and topped them with glass pieces cut to size.

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  • Lovesunique Lovesunique on Feb 19, 2017
    What bonds the glass to the metal so it doesn't slip off?
  • Solongrl Solongrl on Feb 27, 2017
    Sorry, but my "ask a question" option isn't working, so I have to ask here...Did you use any wall anchors? What kind, and what kind of weight do you think these would hold? And for a longer shelf? Thanks in advance.
  • Irish Pack Irish Pack on Feb 27, 2017
    I am a handy-challenged individual. I have a small drill and common tools. I know absolutely nothing about drilling holes in walls. I would love to put shelving in my bathroom, but do I need to find studs or have to place the holes in specific places, or can I put them where I want?


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  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 04, 2019

    Very nice! Great space-saving idea! Very handy! Like the mix of glass and “pipe” in a small space! 😄

  • Dottie Jarred Dottie Jarred on Jul 14, 2019

    Definitely doing this. Love it! Thanks for the inspiring idea!