DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are a look I always enjoy, it's clean and practically seamless. I wanted to install them in our house, but I did not know where a good fit would be. After a few weeks of deliberating with LMB, we choose to put them in our bathroom to add storage, you can never have enough storage in the bathroom, and this is how they turned out.  The Materials 2x1 Boards (the mounted boards to the walls). MDF Board (for the top and bottom faces). MDF Trim (for the front face). 8 - 75lb rated drywall anchors Wood Glue (make sure it works with MDF) Staples & Nails ++Beer of choice The Tools Level Drill Hammer Stud Finder Staple Gun 5/16 Drill Bit ++Bottle Opener The Construction I measured from the floor to where I wanted the top of my shelf to be (keeping in mind of the 3/4 " thickness of the MDF top board). I Marked the line using the board I will be attaching to the wall. With a level sitting on top I drilled a pilot holes through the board and through the … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Pallet Wall Art

LMB and myself have been busy getting our house ready to put on the market, with a recent change in September, as seen on Liz Marie Blog, our front bedroom has been getting a little more attention over the past week. Buck, our faux deer head,  has found a new home, and a void needed to be filled in his absence. We came up with a great idea for a DIY wood pallet wall art. Here is how we built it. First, according to my interior designer (LMB), we needed to make sure our "scaling" was cohesive. With whatever that means, we determined our artworks'  dimensions to 30 wide X 28 1/4 tall. The wood we used was 1 X 4 SPF, with actual dimensions of 3/4 X 3 1/2. If your confused by the math, the boards are not tongue and groove, with nearly invisible gaps between the pieces, stretch's those 3 1/2 stacked boards to a total length of 28 1/2. In order to meet these dimensions, I laid out the pieces of wood down on the ground to see what fit best together. Once I got the pieces in their … [Read more...]

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