At Home: Wooden Shelves in the Powder Room

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This was the original look of the powder room when we first moved in. It’s tiny and since the rest of the house is white or light grey I wanted to make this room dark and dramatic. I replaced the mirror with a vintage one we already had and painted the walls a dark teal.

Before Painting

Shibang Designs Floating Shelves

This really is a small room but there was space above the toilet for shelves that could be 7″ wide which could serve as storage and display space.

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The basic idea of how to make the shelves was based off of the idea of various shelves I’d seen online where you support the weight of the shelves on the studs in the wall. Getting the wood cut at the hardware store simplifies the process and for the smaller pieces I used a hand saw.

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Staining wood used to intimidate me but now it’s the part of the project I look forward to most and it makes the whole look complete.

IMG_4874 Front Before & After Powder Room
For more information on how to build and stain shelves I like Rain on a Tin Roof and  Jenna Sue Design.

 

 

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