This project was first seen over on The Wood Connection blog a couple of weeks ago. I thought it would be fun to share with you here in case you didn’t have a chance to hop over there and see it – because I just LOVE how it turned out! The homeowners before had the Kids/Guest bathroom painted a bright yellow (almost orangey color). I knew I for sure wanted to repaint this soon asap! I painted the walls a very light gray and I am really liking it. For a few weeks I was trying to decide on how to decorate it. I knew I wanted to put something up other than the boring towel bar I used to have. While browsing Wood Connection the whole idea came together.
Bathroom Shelf & Towel Hanger
So cute right??
Here is a before picture of the space (excuse the mess)
I just don’t really love the yellow – it was just too much for all the walls to be painted yellow – I don’t mind this color and it would probably make a good accent color – but I didn’t love it as the main color. Plus the towel bar is broken and the shower curtain was a cheap Dollar Store curtain we used until I could decide what I wanted to do with this room.
So let me show you how I put it all together.
These Supplies were provided to me by The Wood Connection for this blog post. You can find these supplies at the Wood Connection so you can make your own shelf!:
Other Supplies Needed:
Mod Podge (you may be able to use Wood Glue but I have not tried it)
- Paint the shelf white
- Place vinyl on board and get an idea of where you want it.
- Adhere vinyl to beadboard
- Now to make the yellow paint not bleed under the vinyl I like to seal the edges of the vinyl with Mod Podge. Brush Mod Podge all over the edges and let dry.
- Once it is dry add more mod podge in some of the areas where there are cracks – like where the bead board makes a space under the vinyl. I like to gloop it in there a bit and the brush over to make sure everything is smooth. Let dry.
- Tape the edges so the yellow paint will not get anywhere we don’t want it.
- Paint the bead board yellow. Let dry.
- Carefully peel the vinyl off.
Step 4 – Here is the process for the “O” letter to give you a better idea how the process looks
You can leave it as is or distress it with a bit of sand paper – that is what I did. If you do sand it you will need to brush off the dust and it can be a bit annoying getting in the bead board cracks.
- Place the hooks where you would like them and mark the holes with a pen.
- Remove the hooks and pre drill the holes.
- Place the hooks back on the board and screw on the hooks.
- The hooks should be nice and secure on the board.
Now it is time to place the shelf in my bathroom. My Stud (husband) first found the studs in our walls. He wanted to make sure we screwed these into the studs since the shelf is heavy. Sidenote – I kept making jokes about my stud finding the stud and he just would roll his eyes at me 🙂
- After you have marked where the studs are and know where you will place the board screw the shelf onto the wall.
- After the shelf is screwed into place cover the screw holes with these wood buttons that wood connection provides with the shelf.
- Place a dot of wood glue on the ends and then push into the holes. Paint these white as well to match the shelf.
Here is the Before and After
I love how this shelf looks in my bathroom. I just love the white and yellow on my gray walls.
Also for anyone curious I bought the shower curtain from Target and the white, yellow, gray towels from Ikea.
I am so happy with how this project turned out and the kids love it as well.
Discolsure: I received product from The Wood Connection for this blog post. All opinions are 100% mine.