DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

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My husband and I moved into our home about two and half years ago. We have been slowly but surely remodeling it out of the nineties and into modern day. And, when I say “we” have been remodeling, I really mean he takes on more of the construction role while I take on the project manager/designer duties. Hey, we all have our strengths!

Our master bathroom is almost complete but the wall above the toilet has been blank since we’ve moved in. It’s been swirling around in my mind to make our own industrial shelves. We finally got around to it this past weekend and, I have to say, they look awesome! They were actually pretty easy to make and didn’t take a lot of time, which made me wonder why we didn’t start this project years ago instead of having an undecorated space for far too long.

First, we headed to The Home Depot where they had everything we needed to make our DIY Rustic Industrial Shelves.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

The Home Depot Shopping List:

  • Lumber – We picked out a 12ft(length) x 3/4in(thick) x 8in(deep) board of cedar.
  • Galvanized Pipe Fittings – We wanted the shelves to feel hefty so we went with 8in(length) x 3/4in(thick) steel pipes with matching caps and floor flanges.
  • Lacquer – We wanted to keep the natural look of the cedar so we went with clear brushing lacquer instead of a colored stain.
  • Sandpaper – To smooth out the corners and edges of the shelves.
  • Wall Anchors & Screws – Boring, but essential.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

My husband Jeremy owns a saw so he took on the task of cutting the lumber down to two 24in(length) shelves. You can also ask them to do this for you at The Home Depot, which is what I would have done if we didn’t have the tools to do it ourselves.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

Jeremy took a piece of sandpaper to smooth out the edges and corners just a touch, giving it more of a rustic look.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

After wiping off the sanding residue, he applied two coats of brushing lacquer to finish it off. Easy peasy.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

He measured the floor flanges to line up directly with the edges of the top of the toilet for nice symmetry and lines. Using the wall mounts and screws, he anchored the flanges to the wall before screwing in the steel pipes with caps.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

Once the boards were dry, he placed them on top of the pipe fittings and I took over to style the shelves. I wanted them to feel light yet rustic, so I used natural wood, clear glass and metal elements to form the look. I completed the look with Glade® Hawaiian Breeze® Room Spray. Hello! Instant vacay scent to transform my bathroom into a summer oasis. 

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

I also have a perfectly situated outlet nearby the shelves and toilet which makes for the perfect spot to add Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil in the Clean Linen® scent, helping our bathroom smell beautiful and look fresh all summer long.

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves and Beach Decor

You can purchase Glade® products right at The Home Depot when you’re shopping for all of your project supplies, so no need to keep running around from store to store because nobody has time for that!

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For even more summer project inspiration, check out The Home Depot Blog by clicking here.

I’m so excited to finally have that blank space in our master bathroom complete! What summer projects are on your to-do list? I’d love to hear about them!

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9 thoughts on “DIY Rustic Industrial Bathroom Shelves

  1. These are gorgeous and so easy! I’ve been wanting to hand shelves in the bathroom for so long. need to have to hubby go to Home Depot this weekend!

  2. Your shelves look lovely. So awesome to do a DIY project together with your hubby. We haven’t had a chance to do one in so long – the last one was the DIY fireplace bumper when the little started pulling up (we have a stone fireplace) and that was a fun project. He did the cutting, and I did the fabric part.

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