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Hey friends! Around this time last year , I debuted our Faux Floating Shelves in our downstairs bathroom. That post is one of my most popular tutorials so I wanted to give an update on how well the shelves are holding up and how I am styling them in our new home for the holidays.
Here is a quick picture tutorial on how I made these shelves. For the full step-by-step tutorial, click here.
First I want to comment about the strength of those corner brackets. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How much can these braces hold?” With the lightweight decor and functional items I have on the shelves, the braces have not bent. That being said, I wouldn’t suggest you put your whole candle collection up on there, but you can feel free to style them with a few lbs of weight.
I also receive a lot of questions about the wood I chose. This wood is just 2 inch dimensional lumber. I selected a piece with lots of character and stained it with Special Walnut Wood Finish. When I get around to it, I want to add some polycrylic to the shelves. When dust and toilet paper lint get on these shelves, it is a pain to get off. Polycrylic + a furniture polish should give the shelves some life and bring back character to the wood.
Since we have a narrower space to put these shelves in our new bathroom, I just cut the shelves I already had to about 22″ and sanded and stained the unfinished ends. I have fallen in love with them all over again in this new space!
On top of the shelves I put a roll of bathroom tissue in front of a few of the brackets. I’m really happy to be partnering with Quilted Northern and Target for this update and to feature Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls on the shelves because they are HUGE and hide the brackets so nicely. It is also a plus that one mega roll is the equivalent to 4 single rolls so we have to change out our toilet paper a lot less frequently. During the holiday season, this is super important– I would hate for my guests to run out. =]
You can find Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Mega Rolls in the bath tissue aisle at Target. From December 4th to the 31st you can save 10% on Quilted Northern by using the coupon in the Target Cartwheel app! To find more Quilted Northern inspiration, check out the social hub here.
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