Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware!

Apr 16 2018
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About a hundred years ago (February of 2016) my best friend Rachie and her husband Shane gave me this hardware and a shelf for my birthday. They finally gave up asking me if I was ever going to put it up because I just kept telling them, “I have a plan! I will use it soon!” And then a whole bunch of stuff happened (including my divorce) and FINALLY I got to the project I had been planning on for two years! A shelf for my Master Bathroom above my very very very favorite double slipper bathtub!

Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.

I know we’ve ALL seen this galvanized pipe hardware used all over the DIY web over the last couple of years because, quite frankly, it looks awesome. You can find people using galvanized pipe right now building everything from stools, to frames, to shelves, to benches and everything in between.

Heck I even made myself a pipe rack for my grill outside on my deck! Unfortunately the shelf they gave me (a lovely sanded down 1×8) was not long enough for this project (don’t worry it will be used in another project, you guys know how I am) so I grabbed a piece of oak from out in the barn left behind by my Grandparents.

I wanted this shelf to go almost from molding to molding across the entire length of my bathtub. I wanted it to be for display but I also wanted it to be a place to keep bath salts and scrubs etc.

I also wanted to add even more plants in here mostly for the opportunity to use these buckets/pales/pots I’ve been keeping in my stash. (Yes one of them is a spittoon bucket lol but I still think its cute!)

Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.

Fortunately for me, I was able to put the hardware into studs and still have them look like they ended up in spots that I actually intended… like I measured it… I also felt pretty certain I needed to get them into studs to be on the safe side even though this is a wall of bead board plywood: it is not very thick.

I stained my board I found in the barn to match the floor using dark walnut stain by Minwax though it would have been just as pretty left to its natural state. I also put a couple of coats of poly acrylic on it because this is a “wet” environment.

After that I got to dress it up! Coming next week how I made those fun custom canvas prints!

Adding a Shelf in my Master Bathroom using galvanized pipe hardware for storage, plants and creating a homey, comforting, green space that just says, relax and enjoy and bathe in peace and quiet. DIY, do it yourself, how to hang a shelf using pipe hardware store.

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36 Comments

  1. April 16, 2018 at 11:07 am

    This looks wonderful in your bathroom. How wonderful to have a barn from your grandparents. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week.

  2. April 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    This looks awesome. And I love the tub.

    • April 17, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Thank you Debra!! Have a great week!

  3. April 17, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Cool! I loved the way this turned out. Beautiful tub too.

  4. April 18, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Love the hardware, so original. It may have taken you a lot of time, but I think you found the perfect place for the shelf, so it was definetely woth the wait.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  5. Kristine
    April 18, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    This turned out great – it looks like such a cozy bathroom. Visiting from 21 Rosemary Street.

  6. Lace Faerie
    April 18, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Love your tub! And your decorating style! Everything is homey and very inviting!
    Ever thought about running a bed and breakfast?

  7. April 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I’ve seen pipe hardware used for shelves before, but nothing this long. And, honestly, it looks much nicer the way you did it. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  8. April 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I love this, Tarah! We’re remodeling our kitchen right now (very small budget!!!) and I think I may do this in the dining room. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.

    • April 20, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Mary, this would look lovely in a dining room I think!

  9. April 20, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    So cute! You are welcome to come on over an link up at Thursday Favorite Things. Have a great weekend!
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/clean-eating-recipes-at-thursday-favorite-things/

  10. Judi
    April 22, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Hi Tarah!

    How weird! We must be really in tune this week, as I put up a long shelf, the length of my bathroom, and above my slipper bath just a couple of days ago. I think I told you that the bathroom is done on a theme based on it’s old use as a garden shed, so my shelf holds some bird boxes, an enamel bowl and jug, a couple of plants, some gardening books, some tools, and a chicken, which is made from something that looks like an old broom, so really quite realistic! I so wish I could send you pics, but I’ve told you how expensive it is to do by satellite internet, but one day my friend, I’ll send you some and surprise you.

    Hope you’re enjoying a great weekend, it’s actually been sunny and warm here in the UK, long may it last!!

    Hugs

    Judi

    • April 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Judi, I can’t wait to see it – Sounds totally darling!!

  11. JaneEllen
    April 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Oh my, that tub could be scene of much fun besides bathing, shame on me, Hey am old not dead. Your tub is incredible and with that awesome shelf overhead, great. Do you have your tunes lined up for bathing??
    Want to find out how you made those canvases. You are one stylin’ gal.
    Have fun and enjoy.

    • April 23, 2018 at 8:35 am

      Thansk JaneEllen, you gave me a laugh this morning!

  12. Sue
    April 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Tarah, This looks Awesome… I love it and am inspired to do something like it at my house…. THANKS for always “Lighting the Way…” haha

    • April 23, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Thanks Sue!!!

      • Sue
        April 23, 2018 at 11:12 am

        Of course you know I love everything you do in that house. Mostly I love that you ARE doing it and not just casting it aside like some families do. I love the house and love everything you have done in it… Keep on going, Hunny~!

        • April 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

          Thank you again Sue 🙂 So glad I had the opportunity to get to know you!

  13. April 23, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Looks amazing and I love your signs!

  14. April 29, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I love how so many materials and items can be reused to create something new and unique. This shelf is one good example. It looks like it belonged there all along.

  15. April 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I remember when I first saw your tub, it’s gorgeous. I just did some shelves in our bathroom as well, and am daydreaming about some DIY artwork. At this age Get Naked is Not an option lol. Love your bathroom.

    • May 2, 2018 at 9:03 am

      lol Thank you Leanna! It made me laugh so I just knew I had to put in my bathroom, that Get Naked sign makes me chuckle every time I see it!

  16. May 29, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I agree with you pipe hardware for DIY projects looks great. And I really like what you did. That shelve with green plans and canvas looks so good. I believe the bathroom looked a bit depressing before.. It’s amazing how small things can change the entire look of the room

  17. September 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Tarah, I just Pinned this for future reference. This looks great!

    • September 7, 2018 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Jean, have a great weekend!

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