We are back!
It's Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here. I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer. Mine has been great but busy... and went by super fast! I'm going to kick off this month's WYLTC and the theme is shelves. I was inspired by all the fabulous mason jar shelves around Blog-land and Etsy. I can't wait to see what every one comes up with! Remember anything goes, whether you build a shelf, finish a craft store shelf or repurpose a shelf, we want to see it!
So here is my bathroom mason jar shelf!
It turned out being such a fun addition to the bathroom! I love having a place to display soaps and bottles, keep the (always necessary) reading material, and the mason jar for some flowers is the perfect touch. It was a lot of fun and actually a really simple build. It can easily be customized to fit any space and finished to any taste. I love how I was able to finish it to match my bathroom cabinet making it feel like an extension of the cabinetry.
And here is how I did it!
The blue lines are 1x6 boards, the green are 1x2 boards, and the purple backing is 1/4" plywood. The first step is cutting your wood. I had Lowes cut my plywood to the correct width before bringing it home. Then you need to cut your 1x6 into 2 (22 inch) lengths and 3 (15 inch) lengths. Cut the 1x2 into 3 (15 inch) lengths.
Next I used my scroll saw to cut a scroll along the top. If you don't have a way to cut this, just leave it square. I made a paper template of the scroll to draw on the design before cutting it.
If you plan on having a mason jar in the shelf, you will need to get a circle drill bit the size of your (wide mouth) jar. Drill a hole in one of the 15 inch 1x6 pieces.
Then you are ready to assemble the shelf. I used wood glue and a nail gun to put it all together. Note that 2 of the 1x2's is for the slats of the magazine rack, but the other one goes along the back to give a sturdy place to screw through once its time to hang. Don't worry if its not perfect. I had to fill in a bunch of gaps with wood putty, but once it was sanded and painted, it looked great.
I finished the shelf the same way I did the bathroom cabinet. (tutorial here)
Then to hang, just drill a couple holes through the back slat and attach with wall anchors.
Like I said, its been the perfect addition to my bathroom decor and I love it to bits! You can check out more of the bathroom here, if you'd like.
So that's it. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with this week! I'm sure we are going to be blown away!