• Allison Creates


These DIY Farmhouse Bathroom Shelves are a perfect project for a beginner builder!

Skill Level: Beginner

What I Used:

Step 1: Pick up your supplies

Go to your local hardware store to pick up your 1" x 8" x 6' piece of wood and get the staff at the hardware store to cut it for you (no additional cost, so it's super handy). I made 4 shelves, so I cut my piece of wood into 20" shelf sections, but depending on the space and how many shelves you plan to have, you can choose what size you cut the board down to.

Shelf cuts: (4) 1" x 8" @ 20" long

If you are following this exact pattern, you should have an extra 12" piece that you can reuse on another project.

QUICK TIP: If you have a miter saw at home and have experience using a miter saw, you can cut it yourself. I encourage you to become comfortable with a miter saw or ask for help if you don't know how to use one. ALWAYS BE RESPONSIBLE AND CAREFUL USING POWER TOOLS!

I ordered my shelf brackets on Amazon.ca. The shelf brackets come with the hardware.

Step 2: Sand shelves

I wanted to keep my shelves as raw as possible, so I only did a light sand of the shelves with 120 grit sand paper.

Step 3: Affix brackets to wood shelves

  • Using your Drill driver and the screws provided with the brackets, measure where you want the bracket to sit on your shelf. For my shelves, I measured 4" from each end and drill the brackets vertically onto the shelves

  • Repeat on all 4 shelves.

Step 4: Affix wood shelves to the wall

  • Measure where you want your shelf to go on the wall using your level and a helper to hold the shelf level so you can mark the holes of the bracket with a pencil. Remove the shelf from the wall and using a small drill bit, drill a small pilot hole into the wall. (This will help you put the provided wall anchors into the wall.

  • Hammer all the wall anchors gently into the pilot holes you just created with the drill.

  • Grab the screws included with the brackets and again, use your level and a helper to hold the shelf level while you affix the wood shelf to the wall with the included screws.

Step 5: Decorate shelves!

Once all shelves are affixed to the wall, start decorating! To decorate my shelves I used:

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