head diy Design Fanatic: How To Install Floating Shelves

Saturday, August 22, 2020

How To Install Floating Shelves

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Last time I shared how we plan on making this bathroom into a laundry room in a couple of years, but fixing the floor and toilet became a priority, so we didn't want to spend a lot of money on the mini makeover. 

This is our only bath on the main floor so it was important to have as much storage for bathroom essentials as possible. If we were going to keep this as a bathroom, we'd certainly add a built in medicine cabinet like the beautiful one upstairs Mr. DIY made, plus we'd be moving everything around and make a linen closet too. 
See the beautiful and spacious Pottery Barn Inspired Medicine Cabinet HERE

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Mr. DIY  found some white floating shelves that were just the right size for our bathroom. They were $22.98 a piece. That price included the bracket and screws.


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The first thing to do is decide the measurement from the floor and the measurement between shelves.

After that, he marked the wall.

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The orange thing stuck to the wall is a stud finder.
He also used a level...
 I'm a stickler for making things level. So is our youngest daughter. Just ask Mr. DIY. 



He measured from the floor and marked the holes in the bracket with a pencil. (I think that measurement was 57".) Then, the brackets were attached to the wall using the wall anchors in the shelf kit. 
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Since I wanted the shelves 10" apart, he spaced the brackets about 10 1/4" apart because the shelves are wider than the brackets. 
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Here's a photo from the Lowe's website that shows how the shelf slips onto the bracket. Once the shelf is on the bracket securely, a screw attaches the shelf to the bracket. You can see a hole is pre-drilled in the shelf. He put the set screws on the bottom on the bottom shelf and on the top on the top shelf so you can't see the screws when installed.
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Perfect.
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These ready made shelves are great to add extra storage for bathroom essentials. 
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Bottom shelf holds  pint Mason jars with Epsom salt, cotton balls, Qtips and a basket of hand towels and wash cloths.  The top shelf holds extra TP.

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Storing these bathroom essentials leaves much needed space in the bathroom vanity for toothbrushes, toothpaste, a comb, brush and other toiletries. There is still room under the sink for a few cleaning products (no little ones in the house) and a few more rolls of TP. 

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If you missed my post on the bathroom mini makeover, you can see it HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pam

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2 comments:

  1. Wow those are great and he sue did get them level and accurately set in place!

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    1. Thanks Liz. Those two little shelves hold a lot that would otherwise have to be stuffed into the vanity.

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