Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bathroom Rehab: Shelf with Towel Hooks

For the narrow wall adjacent to my shower, I wanted some type of shelf and a pair of hooks for towels. I knew the shelf would be a challenge to find because it would have to be narrow and quite shallow. Sure enough, I could not find what I was looking for... so I decided to make it myself.

At my favorite thrift store, I spotted a pair of small shelves that I instantly knew would be perfect. And only $3 for both! :D

I turned one of the shelves over so that its curved wood piece was at the top.

Next, I found two boards of appropriate size in my basement woodpile. Using adhesive and my pin nailer, I attached the shelves to the top and bottom of the boards.

The boards were just a tiny bit narrower than the shelves, so I added a small piece of rounded trim to each side.

Then I painted the whole thing black and screwed a pair of hooks to the bottom.

I added hanging hardware on the back... and presto! A shelf that fits the space perfectly! It can display a few knickknacks, and my towels (currently orange for Halloween) are hung within easy reach of the shower.

And with that, my bathroom rehab was finally complete*!

*Except that I'm still looking for the right mirror.

15 comments:

  1. Yay! You give me so much hope that I'll be able to goth my apartment!

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  3. Bane your skills and creativity never cease to amaze me. It look absolutely wonderful. I must wonderful to finally have your bathroom finished. I cant wait to see the full photographs. I absolute love your shelf it's incredibly cute and so useful. I enjoyed the recent series of your bathroom rehab and it's helping to stimulate some ideas.

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    1. Thanks so much! It is indeed wonderful to have the bathroom finished. I'm always happy when I can help with ideas. :)

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  4. That is adorable! I just love your clever creations. You make this look so easy! :)

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  5. I love this!! We've been looking for some shelving for our bathroom and everything is just too big and bulky for our tiny room. This would be perfect!

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    1. Thanks! I had a similar issue... everything was far too large. So it was either invent a shrink ray or make something myself. ;)

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  6. Oooh, this + some little hooks screwed into the boards would make a great jewellery organiser! *runs to the DIY shop*

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