DIY Rustic Wood & Metal Bathroom Shelves

DIY rustic bathroom shelves. So easy!! -

Remember these DIY floating bathroom shelves that we made this past summer & just got around to blogging a few weeks ago? Well, there are another set of shelves we made a while back that we never blogged either. The master bathroom is so very close to being done & these shelves are one step closer to being finished. Before we built these shelves by the vanity, the countertop would always have some sort of clutter on it. The solution was to build some shelves on the small wall on the side of the vanity to store toiletries, jewelry, & towels.

DIY rustic bathroom shelves. So easy!! -

The shelves were so simple to make and just required some boards & brackets. For full DIY instructions on how to build the shelves click {here} to go to Mr. LMB’s blog, The stain I used on the shelves is Minwax special walnut, surprise surprise! The baskets were purchased from Lowes when we picked up the metal brackets & wood as well. In one basket I keep vitamins, essential oils, & medications. In the other basket I keep face products that I use daily.

DIY rustic bathroom shelves. So easy!! -

DIY rustic bathroom shelves. So easy!! -

DIY rustic bathroom shelves. So easy!! -

& all of those containers? The clear glass container is filled with assorted samples. From Shampoo, lotion, chapstick, & more. I am a loyal subscriber to Birchbox & Beauty Box 5 which send samples monthly, so this method of storage is perfect for me! one of the white owl containers holds cotton balls & the other owl container holds oatmeal, which I use on my skin daily, you can read more on that {here}. The smaller bird container holds jewelry that I take off while I’m washing my face at night.

DIY rustic bathroom shelves. So easy!! -
The before & after from this project was shocking because I honestly didn’t think it would make that big of an impact. I am so happy with the results & how much storage these shelves offer. & our vanity counter tops are finally clutter free! What do you think of our DIY rustic wood & metal bathroom shelves? Next on our list is to tackle the mirror & the lighting in this room. It’s all part of getting our house ready to put up on the market. Those updates & the bathroom refresh will be up on the blog soon! Let me know what you think in the comments below, on the facebook page, or find me on Instagram!

Remember to head on over to for the full tutorial!



  1. Love it! It looks awesome! I love the little owl containers…would you mind sharing your source for those??

  2. Gorgeous! I totally need those somewhere in my home.

  3. Like these a lot! I’ve been wanting to try something similar for awhile.. these came out great!

  4. I did shelves almost identical to this in my first apartment. I installed them over my sofa and put a display of different sized frames mixed with some trinkets. They were a simple solution that made a big impact! I love that you can customize them with stain, paint, different brackets, painted brackets…anything! Great job, Liz.

  5. I LOVE these shelves!! I was thinking about putting some sort of shelving unit in our “water closet” – These would be perfect!! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations!

  6. This is such a great idea for us because our vanity always looks awful and it drives my hubby crazyyyy! Thank you so much!!

  7. Who knew the best way to have your husband make and do awesome things for your house on a regular basis was to convince him to start his own blog!! Love this simple, but so pretty idea! :)

  8. Elizabeth McNeel says:

    Cute idea. I am going to do this in our bathroom. I noticed you said you keep essential oils in your basket. Do you have a particular brand of oils you prefer? I have just started learning about them. Interested in finding out which are the best.

  9. Looks awesome, Liz! I’m a new fan and absolutely LOVE your blog. I was wondering what supplies are needed for staining furniture, and what you use to seal it? I see you love the Minwax special walnut… as do I. I have a coffee table and end table in need of a facelift, and I think this would be perfect. I just haven’t done much furniture staining or painting before. Any tips would be appreciated.


  10. Regards! I like it!


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