I got my inspiration for this shelf from one of the german blogs I’m following – hallo montag. And I loved it, because it didn’t needed to be drilled to the wall but is still solid and stays in place. As I have tiles all around me in the bathroom, I’m definitly not going to drill anything in there, so this was perfect!
You can have a look at the inspiring post here.
At first I thought as well I could make my shelf from some driftwood, but then I changed my mind and thougt would be great if it matches my board on the opposite wall in the bathroom – the board I was already showing here.
So this meant, I needed more old planks from wine-crates. I didn’t had anymore, same at my parents home (and I didn’t planned to visit them at that time and I wanted to start this project as soon as possible…). But thank God there’s eBay! So, I ordered a whole batch of already unscrewed planks and got two rack supporters from the DIY market. At first I wanted as well some from IKEA, as shown in the inspiring post, because they’re already white and I wanted a quick project, but now I’m glad that there haven’t been any at IKEA because I love how they turned out!
I started with painting the rack supporters grey and then scumbled them slightly white, scrubbed away some of the white color, sanded the edges and corners… In other words– I did my best to make them look shabby and vintage!
Then it was time to work with the planks.
I sanded all their edges and corners as well, sawed two of them (definitely not more than two because I don’t have an electrical saw…!!), after that I painted them all individually and took some time to arrange the planks in a way they look good together.
At the end I screwed them with help from small metal plates together.
And the I got this as a result.
Here are two detail-shots:
Here’s a small UPDATE.
PS. I show my things at these link parties…