I am a huge fan of the rustic decor that has become so popular over the past several years. The Restoration Hardware website doesn’t disappoint, giving me all sorts of ideas. I also came across several great DIY rustic wood shelves on Pinterest.
7th House on the Left has an amazing step-by-step tutorial that I used to complete my shelves. When attempting to complete this, definitely check out that tutorial as it is very detailed. (This post contains affiliate links, see Disclosure Policy below).
I got all of my supplies at Lowe’s, following the tutorial from the above link almost exactly. I did just a couple of things differently. Instead of traditional wood stain, I used the tea and steel wool staining process (I mentioned this in one of my previous posts). I also only used two shelves in my bathroom verses three. Two fit my space better.
DIY RUSTIC WOOD SHELVES
I spray painted the above galvanized pipes, floor flanges and pipe caps black. I let these dry completely prior to assembling the shelves.
The above is a photo taken after I had brushed tea on the entire board with a chip brush. The photo shows what the board looked like after painting on the steel wool and vinegar. The staining is immediate! If you haven’t tried this process before, give it a go. It’s beautiful.
The color of stain is similar to Minwax Special Walnut. I keep some of the mixture on hand at all times. It makes it very easy to jump into a spontaneous project with bare wood.
This is after completely staining the board. This staining method is a favorite of mine.
The completed DIY rustic wood shelves! I made a set of shelves to go in two different bathrooms. They are perfect!
In this bathroom, the paint color is Mindful Gray from Sherwin Williams. Some say it has a green-gray cast to it, but that is not the case in my bathroom. It is very neutral. I will write a post soon, detailing the paint color selections I have made throughout my home recently.
These shelves did take a while to complete due to the spray painting of the pipes and wood staining involved. I was required to wait until everything dried before assembling them and putting them in the bathroom…waiting is not easy for me:)
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