I promised you a tutorial on how we created our floating bathroom shelves! It is so incredibly easy that I swear ANYONE (yes, even you non-DIY’er) can do this! If you missed the entire bathroom reveal post, please click here to see more pictures of the entire space.
The first thing we did was buy unfinished pine boards at Lowes and we had Lowes cut them to size. I primed the boards with some oil-based primer and then painted them with a gloss white paint. (I had enough boards for five shelves, but we only needed three.)
I wanted the shelves to be sturdy, but I also wanted the hardware to disappear. Matt suggested using three braces instead of four on each shelf and it worked out beautifully!
Here is your secret weapon….toggle bolts! You can find them in the hardware section of any home improvement store. They allow you to securely hang things in your drywall when a stud isn’t available. I don’t know about you, but our studs are NEVER where I need them to be….like ever. Toggle bolts work great for your permanent wall fixtures.
And here is a little explanation as to how they work:
I was too cheap to actually destroy a toggle bolt in order to show you exactly how they work so you’ll have to use your imagination. But the directions are right on the box and if you can drill a hole you can use a toggle bolt!
These are the braces we used to hang each shelf.
And here is a close-up of the hardware. You can barely see it!
If you need to know how to use a drill, you can check out my video at the very end of this post here. Happy shelf hanging!