DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

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I built these fun chunky shelves in my friend Kassie’s bathroom last month and I liked them so much I had to build some for my own bathroom. In fact, I wasn’t the only one who loved them. I’m currently building 3 more sets for friends! I love that I can share my love for DIY with neighbors and friends. Wahoo.
Want to see how they turned out?

Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves
I know, I just can’t get enough of them. They are chunky and rustic and perfect. The only thing is, now I have to re-do the rest of the bathroom:)
Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

 Before I started with just a blank, empty, builder-tan wall. Now, the bathroom is starting to actually function. I ran into Gordmans to get some fun accessories to dress up the shelves:

Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves
A chicken-wire basket holds extra toilet paper. Now guests don’t have to yell through the door for extra TP like my kids currently do. Bonus, it’s high enough my kid’s can’t get into it and make a mess.
Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves
I’m waiting to get new family pictures back from our photographer and am excited to put one of my kids in that beautifully rustic frame.
Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

 I like the idea of nostalgic art in the bath-not so literal-but still sets a nice mood

Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

 I love using white textiles for kids’ gear since it washes so well. White towels from Target of course.

Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves
Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves
Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves
I hope I achieved my purpose of styling the shelves with a hint of nautical, but not so straight-out-of-pottery-barn. Don’t get me wrong, I love all things PB and nautical, but wanted to have something from the sea without the anchors and seashells. 
Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

I built Kassie’s shelves using this tutorial, but true-to-form, I decided to see if I could cut costs even further. Guess what. I did! Ha. Using Shanty 2 Chic’s tutorial using backer board as the bottom of the shelves, I was able to get enough supplies to make multiple shelves at once for an even cheaper option. Thanks of course to my go-to tools:
Ryobi Impact Driver and Drill 
Minwax Dark Walnut
Ryobi Airstrike Nailgun

Carissa Miss: DIY Chunky Bathroom Shelves

Can you tell the difference? I think not. Next up in the remodel, board and batten with hooks {surprise, surprise}, a framed mirror, shower curtain and rug. I’d love to tile too, but I think that will have to wait for another year.

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