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.
The shutter was almost the exact size of the glass shelf I removed from the wall.
This little shelf has a much more rustic vibe like the rest of my bathroom decor.
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!
I still have the old hangers on the walls, some enamelware,
A printer's drawer, old round griddle and an antique mirror.
This little rustic 3/4 bathroom was decorated inexpensively with mostly thrifted finds!