I was inspired by this bathroom's ledge under the mirror and thought that it would bring a nice, modern feel to the room and give us some extra space to store things.
Since Home Depot didn't have a 1-1/2" thick pine, Justin glued two pieces of 3/4"' pine together to make the thickness that we wanted for the shelf. You can kind of tell from the photos below that this is two pieces of wood glued together...
He then cut the pieces to 4'1" length and sanded everything down nice and smooth so you could barely tell it wasn't naturally that thickness.
I then pre-stained, stained and poly'ed the piece of wood. The stain color I used is Varthane Kona.
After allowing 24 hours to dry, It was time to install the shelf! We had leftover mirror adhesive from yesterday's mirror install that Justin knew would work just fine to help hold the shelf in place. Justin put a few beads of glue on the back of the shelf.
Then held it up in place. I put down the camera for a few
Then, after finding the stud, Justin put a trim head screw in at (roughly) a 45 degree angle through the bottom corner of the shelf to secure in place. He repeated this on the left end of the shelf.
And that's that! Check out how good this looks.
I'm in love.
We're one step closer to sharing all the final photos of our Master Bathroom!