When I posted my master bathroom reveal I got so many requests for a tutorial on how to make the custom wood and metal modern, farmhouse inspired shelves we have floating above our toilet. Would you believe me if I told you this project only costed us about $78?
When redesigning my bathroom I knew I wanted something open and industrial looking to offset the feminine, dainty bathroom I was creating. I have a love affair for modern design with touches of rustic, farmhouse decor so basically I wish Joanna Gaines and I were BFF's, but until then I will stalk her Instagram and watch Fixer Upper on repeat and continue to dream of sipping coffee with her while picking her brain.
These shelves were a must for me in our bathroom and I knew it was something we could pull off easily with my strong, manly husband who can build all things ;-) #wifeypoints if he's reading this...
The metal pipes were put together with similar pipes, these flange fittings and these end caps all found at my local Lowes Hardware. We then cut one 6x2x10" piece of wood and stained it with a stain we had left over from doing our porch (I can't find the can with the name of the stain #badblogger). After everything was dry I we screwed the pipes into the wall. I recommend using sturdy screws, not a simple sheetrock screw. Then we simply laid the wood on top of them. The most common question I get is, "how is the wood attached to the metal?" And well, it isn't. Because we looked through every piece of wood in Lowes to find wood that was not bowed or bent, they sit evenly on the metal bars. Plus the weight of the decorations help to keep them in place. I am not constantly messing with them either. The most frequent thing I do is reach for that top basket to replace the toilet paper roll and that's it!
So I hope you find this helpful because your next step is to search your house for a spot to put these bad boys! I really want to build a larger set like this in our dining room to display my favorite dishes and decor pieces!
Are we Pinterest friends? Because we should be! I have boards dedicated to lots of modern, farmhouse decor and design (plus a whole lot more) over there if that's your thing!