Did you catch our newest renovation reveal?! We shared our modern bathroom a few weeks ago, and I cannot believe how beautiful it is! I still walk in there and think, “Do I actually live here?!” And just like every other renovation we do, there are always a few DIY projects thrown in! I could not wait to show you all this bathroom shelving, because it was soooo easy! And I’m not just saying, “easy for other renovators like us”, I’m saying easy for EVERYONE!
*This post was sponsored by Crates and Pallet. As always, opinions are 100% my own. For more information, please see my disclosure page.*
These are the brackets I used. Beautiful 6″ forged steel black ones (available at Home Depot!). Six inches was the perfect size for a bathroom shelf! All I wanted was a couple of shelves to add some visual interest and to do a bit of gorgeous styling.
How to Make Simple Bathroom Shelving (& how to drill into tile!):
We made our shelves out of maple because it’s a beautiful wood, and it’s fairly light so we thought it would be easier to stain it and get a colour similar to our vanity.
We measured exactly 2 feet for our shelves, and cut them to size on the mitre saw.
I found this amazing stain colour called “sunbleached” by Varathane. I had never seen this colour before but I thought it may be the perfect light browny-grey for our shelves, and I was right! We covered the shelves with this stain, and then used a walnut stain veeeery lightly. I’m talking put it on, and rubbed it off immediately. Just to give it a slightly more brown colour. Perfect!
Drilling into tile can be intimidating for a lot of people, but it’s actually very easy!
You need a diamond drill bit (we used a 1/4″), a drill and some water. The biggest thing is making sure that your drill bit doesn’t overheat. Use painters table and a level to mark exactly where you want to drill. You have to make sure your drill bit is continuously wet so it doesn’t get too hot. Start drilling to make a small mark, then remove the tape and continue to drill, stopping every few seconds to dip your drill bit into the water again.
That’s it! Then attach your 6″ black steel brackets to the wall, and attach your wooden boards to the brackets.
I love everything about our new bathroom shelving! This space definitely would not be the same without these gorgeous shelves to style :)
If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t forget to check out the entire MODERN BATHROOM REVEAL!