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DIY Bathroom Shelf & Towel Hooks: $100 Room Challenge

DIY bathroom shelf & towel hooks

Hi again, and welcome to Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by our friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Make sure to take a peek at Week 1 and Week 2 of our remodel challenge where we introduced our space and showed you what we have been working on this month to restyle the room.

$100 Room Challenge: Vicki's Bathroom Makeover

For this week, we are going to share with you how to make a DIY bathroom shelf and some towel hooks. We are so excited to let you know that we hardly had to purchase any new items for these two projects, just one item! They were made from pieces we already had and are reusing. This challenge is really letting us get creative!

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Back in week 1, we decided that we needed to add a bit of visual interest to the blank wall above the toilet. Vicki’s vision was to add a chunky shelf or two with brackets for some decor pieces to sit atop. Originally we were going to purchase lumber and construct shelves, but Vicki remembered a salvaged piece we found while cleaning the shed last summer that would work perfect! So we grabbed the board and cut out the size we wanted for a shelf.

(Ok, this “pretty” board is actually a side rail from an old water bed that has been sitting in the rafters of the shed for about 15 years! Can you tell how old it is? Haha!)

After cutting we sanded it down using our electric sander. It had beveled edges and some rustic spots to it that would be perfect for the look Vicki wanted.

Once sanding was complete we laid the board out for some pre-stain, and stain. We applied 2 coats of this color stain. (P.S. Don’t forget to ventilate if your staining inside. We used our garage to stain since it is too cold outside here in Minnesota, but we still had to crack the doors for awhile!)

Once the stain was on and dried we sealed the wood with this sealer to keep any moisture from the bathroom out of the wood. Then all that was needed was the brackets! We ordered these pretty, oil-rubbed bronze brackets online and added them to the bottom of the board.

We measured where we wanted them first, then pre-drilled some holes, and screwed the brackets into the shelf.

Costs for this project:

Total Cost: $16.02

We didn’t want to share too much and spoil next week’s reveal, but here is the finished shelf complete with brackets, ready to go on the wall!

While we were doing this shelf project, we knew we were going to need boards for all of the towel hooks as well. So we found some small boards in our stash and cut those to size for a towel holder by the shower and for hand towels by the sink.

We rounded the edges of these boards so they weren’t so stark and pointy. Then we used the exact same pre-stain, and stain we used for the shelf. It was very easy to do everything all together for both the shelf and the towel hooks.

While planning for this makeover we decided to take all the hardware off, the mirrors down, and take apart the towel hooks so we can update them with a little spray paint. We first primed them all with metal primer, and then spray painted them using this spray paint.

O.K. how easy is this?! You get a completely new look, just by changing up the color. The towel hooks just need to be added to the wood pieces we cut and stained.

And a small peek of the “new” hardware on the bathroom cupboards.

Costs for this project:

  • Spray Primer & Spray Paint – $0 (We had the primer and spray paint already on hand)
  • Wood pieces – $0 (already had)
  • Stain & Pre-stain – $0 (already had, same as above)
  • Clear Finish Sealer – $0 (already had)

Total cost = FREE!

Now Vicki’s bathroom just needs to be put back together and decorated! We can’t wait to get all finished up and reveal the room to you all! Make sure to check back next week to see the full room makeover! But in the meantime-don’t forget to have a peek at what all of our friends were up to this week with their rooms! Links are below.


The Final Reveal is now live! See it here – Week 4

DIY bathroom shelf & towel hooks

DIY bathroom shelf & towel hooks


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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Patti
    January 18, 2017 at 8:11 am

    You have me so curious for the reveal. Great basic tutorial and creative use of things you already have.

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    Brittany Goldwyn
    January 18, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Wow, what a transformation on that piece of wood! It’s so rewarding to sand down and refinish nasty pieces of wood, isn’t it?

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Oh you got that right! So rewarding to find something so pretty underneath all that gross!!

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    Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict
    January 18, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I love the use of the old wood – and it looks fabulous! We hoard pieces of wood around here, and it makes me happy when I can dig out a scrap/trash piece and make it useful. I like the “new” hardware too!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      We definitely hoard boards too! As you can see! haha, thank you!

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    Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    January 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I absolutely LOVE how you transformed that old piece of wood. It looks beautiful with those shelf brackets… and love those towel hooks as well. I cannot wait to see next week’s reveal!

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    Deborah
    January 18, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I love that shelf!!!!!!!!!!

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    Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me
    January 18, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Love bringing old wood back to life! I’ve been doing a lot of sanding this week myself! Ha! This looks amazing and I can’t wait to see it all pulled together!

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    Zografia | Bisozozo
    January 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I loved the mirrors most of all. Can not wait to see it complete!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you so much! The mirrors really make an impact now!

  • Reply
    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus
    January 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Nice save on that wood! Can’t wait to see next week.

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    kathy
    January 18, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I really like you repurposed an old plank of wood. What a transformation. Can’t wait to see the reveal!!

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    Carrie
    January 18, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    It is looking great! I love the shelf and it is even better that it is a piece from an old waterbed!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Haha, we thought that was funny, but what a cool piece it turned out to be!

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    Amy | Stow and TellU
    January 18, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    You girls are really staying on budget. Mother nature would be so proud of your waterbed salvage upcycle project. Way to go. Your sneak peaks have us all in suspense!

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    Jeanie Emmert
    January 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I can’t wait to see this reveal. Nice job of staying on budget – I love upcycled projects!

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    Maria Brittis
    January 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Wow what a fantastic job! Love the wood you use. So impressive, I have so much wood left over from my home that I would love to make these for my laundry bench area.
    Maria

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Yea! The shelf was so easy. Old wood pieces are great to use!

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    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
    January 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    The shelf looks great! And how nice is it that you already had that awesome board! Can’t wait to see the rest of the room.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      We originally were going to use new wood, but love that we found this old piece instead!

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    Kate
    January 20, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Hi, I found you through Grandmas House DIY link party – this is a fantastic project! I love that you used a lot of things you already had and I can’t wait to see the finished room 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Oh thank you Kate! Thank you for visiting and glad you loved our project!

  • Reply
    Colleen
    January 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Who knew those old waterbeds would come in handy someday! You made such great use of that wood! I can’t wait to see the room next week.

    • Reply
      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      I know right! Who would have known! Thank you Colleen 🙂

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    Maureen
    January 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Is sad that when I saw the piece of wood in its before state that I said to myself “Oh, nice find”!! I love the after too! Looking forward to seeing it all come together next week 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Haha, that is NOT sad! Cuz we were obviously thinking that too!

  • Reply
    Angela
    January 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I can’t wait to see how your bathroom turns out. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    Mary - the boondocks blog
    January 21, 2017 at 9:54 am

    It’s looking great so far and I like the color you chose for the hardware. It definitely creates visual interest. Looking forward to the final reveal.

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    Meredith Wouters
    January 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    This is exactly what I want to do next for our bathroom! Love the shelf, pretty sure this is it’s best incarnation yet. Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

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    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere.com
    January 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    You sure know how to stretch a hundred bucks! Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

    • Reply
      Kristen & Vicki
      January 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Eilis! We sure tried really hard to stretch that budget!

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