DIY Farmhouse Style Washtub Shelf

4 Materials
1 Hour
If you love farmhouse style, then this shelf will be the perfect addition to your kitchen or bathroom - or both!
Old farmhouses always had washtubs, but it has a new use as an adorable shelf that doesn't take up much space, and it can even do double duty as a toilet paper holder!
Stain pine board with wood stain.
Cut two shelves from the board, sized to fit inside the tub.
Drill screws through the sides of the tub into the shelves.
Cut another piece of wood to fit on the underside of the tub and screw through the bottom, into the shelves inside.
Add D-ring hangers to the wood, so you can hang it on the wall.
To use it as a toilet paper holder, remove the lower screw on each side, and replace it with ceiling hook.
The toilet paper spins easily on the ribbon. Just unhook one side to replace the roll.
Use the shelves to hold decor or bathroom essentials, or use it as a spice rack in the kitchen.
These washtub shelves would also be perfect hanging next to your bed to hold books, glasses, the remote control, etc.
Click on the Knick of Time blog link for the full step-by-step tutorial.
It’s a fairly easy project that can be finished in about an hour for under $25.

Suggested materials:

  • Galvanized washtub   (
  • Pine board   (home improvement store)
  • Wood stain   (home improvement store)
See all materials

Angie @ Knick of Time
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?


Join the conversation

 1 comment