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Welcome to my blog/portfolio. Here I document many of my handmade pursuits. Hope you have a nice stay!

Rustic wood shelf.

Rustic wood shelf.

This is a wood shelf I built to go on a wall above a counter top in our master ensuite. Instead of a piece of art, I opted for a shelf for two reasons; I needed extra storage space and the bathroom was desperate for style, so I wanted to display a few bathroom essentials decoratively. 

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The design for this shelf was purely directed by the left over wood inventory in my garage. My rule was NOT to buy any more wood! I used a piece of 12" wide pine plank and a couple of 2x2 wood pieces.

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I cut the plank into three equal pieces to make the shelves and the 2x2s were inserted into notches in the shelves vertically along the back. 

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Each shelf is supported by metal brackets, sprayed in flat black. For a more rustic look, I added washers behind the screws. 

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Stained in a medium-dark walnut stain, the grain of the knotty pine wood is accented beautifully.

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Small black L-shaped brackets on the corners of each shelf give an industrial edge. 

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At about 12", each shelf is deep enough to hold a few bigger/bulkier items such as a large soap jar, or a square mesh wire basket. The metal brackets provide lots of support so heavier items can be placed without a worry. 

I love the way this shelf turned out. I used up some left over wood, black spray paint, and stain, so the only expense were the metal brackets, which were very inexpensive.

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It's design is super simple, but this shelf makes a big statement in what used to be a pretty plain bathroom!

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Rope shelf.

Rope shelf.

Vegetable garden markers.

Vegetable garden markers.