• Drill Bit
    Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Ruler
  • Safety Goggles
    Safety Goggles
  • Screw Drivers
    Screw Drivers
  • Screws
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure

Other Supplies

  • - 2x12 boards
  • - Sand paper
  • - Stain
  • - Level
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Step 1

Prep The Space

Remove any old shelving or storage from above the toilet. Patch any holes and paint if you are planning to change the color of the wall.



DIY Floating Shelves

Step 2

Add a Pop of Pattern

There are two good ways to add some pattern into your space. One is by applying wallpaper. The wallpaper in this bathroom is peel and stick which makes it very easy to apply and remove at a future date so it is perfect for renters (or those who like to change things up). You could also use more traditional pasted wallpaper or add pattern with a stencil and paint. Make sure to do this first before adding the shelving.


DIY Floating Shelves

Step 3

Install the Shelving Brackets

The National Hardware kit comes with everything you need to install the brackets. First locate your wall studs and, if possible, install your brackets directly into the studs. For this wall, the studs did not line up in a visually appealing way. But no fear!  The kit also comes with wall anchors that can be used in place of stud installation.

Floating Shelves Kit
Floating Shelves Kit
Floating Shelves DIY
Once the location of the brackets has been determined, drill a pilot hole. Install your first bracket using the pilot holes and the provided screws. When installing the second bracket, use a level to make sure the brackets are even and level before drilling the pilot holes of the second. Repeat the steps for both sets as this kit includes brackets for two floating shelves.
Floating Shelves DIY

Step 4

Create Your Shelves

These shelves were made from a 2x12 board purchased at a local big box store, cut to length, and then sanded and stained. Alternatively, it is very easy to find premade shelves to purchase in any finish and length you'd like.  Then just place the shelves on top of the brackets and, using the provided screws, secure the shelf to the bracket from the bottom.


DIY floating Shelves

These floating shelves add so much storage and style and could easily be used anywhere in the home. The National Hardware kit makes it so easy to do, you will want to put these floating shelves in every room!


DIY Floating Shelves
DIY Floating Shelves

DIY Floating Shelves


Sarah Nadarajah
Sarah is the creator behind Rocky Canyon Rustic, a DIY blog that shares tutorials on anything from super easy crafts to full room makeovers.

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