A Re-Purposed Shutter Shelf for a Vintage, Rustic 3/4 Bath


I made a new shutter shelf for my 3/4 bathroom from a $4 thrift shop purchase.  $2 for the shutter, 


And $2 for this shelf.

I painted both of these pieces first with black paint, and then with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

I distressed and waxed them with clear wax.

I screwed the shutter to the top of the shelf in two places, keeping them flush at the backs.  The shelf had a metal hanger attached to it already, but I couldn't get the shelf to hang straight and level, so I added the saw tooth type hanger at the very top of the shelf, just below the shutter.

I also added a plastic sticky bumper.  This was necessary to level the shelf as it hung lower in front than at the back.  I think I will add a more permanent wood shim or disk with glue and paint it Old White to give the shelf a more finished look from the side view.


Last weekend, I had painted the small vanity in Old White here, but I still wanted to replace the ugly glass shelf on the right.

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 The shutter was almost the exact size of the glass shelf I removed from the wall.

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 This little shelf has a much more rustic vibe like the rest of my bathroom decor.

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As you can see, I have a little spackling compound to touch up with wall paint, but making this little shelf was easy.  No sawing required!

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I still have the old hangers on the walls, some enamelware, 

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A printer's drawer, old round griddle and an antique mirror.  


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This little rustic 3/4 bathroom was decorated inexpensively with mostly thrifted finds!






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10 comments:

  1. Carlene - love your creation! It looks great in your bathroom. Very clever!

    Judy

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  2. Very cute shelf, Carlene. Looks perfect in your already cool bathroom!

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  3. So charming, Carlene...loving this little bath of yours. Jane

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  4. Love your style! That is a great idea for a shelf!

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  5. I am just loving this. The wire/wooden hanger make great wall art along with the shelf with the wire soap dish. I want that! I'm crazy about enamel pans and I never thought to put them in a bath. You did a great job of photographing the reflection of the mirrors.

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  6. What is a 3/4 bath? I am guessing that it lacks a tub.

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  7. Love how you decorated your little bathroom! I agree with Jane...it is so charming.
    ~Cindy

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  8. The shutter shelf is so much better than the glass shelf. You did good!

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  9. Love the shutter shelf--very clever, Carlene. I also like the vintage hangers as wall decorations. I just bought a bagful in various shapes and sizes...I might just have to go there--

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