April 24, 2024


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Wood Look Floating Shelves (with paint and stain!)


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Good day my superb buddies! Wow, everyday living has been so mad all around right here these days. SO much heading on. I will be glad when things settle down a bit so I can get again to all the fun assignments I have prepared. I hope you haven’t minded seeing some older posts I have pulled from the archive! I determine some of you may well have missed them the initial time close to so may well be a fantastic time to revisit.

But nowadays I’ve acquired a new a single for  ya! I am seeking challenging to get this hall bathroom accomplished. (and it almost is other than for decorating and a few closing touches, yippee!)

You could bear in mind when I first regarded redoing this bathroom (all over again) here… Corridor Lavatory Mood Board & Programs

If you simply click over to test that out you will see my unique plans for the toilet. Regrettably, points went in a bit of a unique direction to some degree simply because I could not get that vanity cupboard. BUT I love how it went! From time to time things just work out for the much better, adore that.

I’m not exhibiting you the whole bathroom nowadays. I’m sharing the floating cabinets that I gave a “wood look” to with paint and stain.

wood look shelves decorated on white wall

My husband and I created these floating shelves decades in the past. You can read through all about it in this post here … Do-it-yourself Floating Cabinets Tutorial

And as a refresher…here is how they utilized to look with the previous wall color.

white shelves on wall with coastal style decor and blue wall

They seem great in white with that wall color.

But not so great with this color…

white shelves plain, white wall

Which is not “white-white” although it seems it. It’s my beloved soft (not heat) white that I utilised in our kitchen, morning space and dining space downstairs.
It is a shade by Benjamin Moore known as Pure White. I experienced it color matched at Sherwin Williams however.

I realized I required them to have a wood appear for the reason that of almost everything else I have heading on in right here. There are numerous strategies to do it but I determined to do it related to how I not too long ago did the tub cabinet in our downstairs visitor bathtub. You can see it right here … Coastal Guest Bath Refresh

I did do 1 little minimal thing diverse on these though. I’ll display ya! )

I began by taping the shelves up with my complete favorite tape.

white shelves taped with green tape

Then I painted them with the Cobblestone paint connected earlier mentioned.

up close of painted shelf and green tape

And then the excess step that I did this time…dry brushing on some of the “Ash” color. (see it previously mentioned?)

And below…

top of shelf painted

I just imagined that may possibly give it a bit more dimension like authentic wooden has beneath the stain.
I feel it was a excellent alternative. Additional may possibly have been even improved.

Once that was dry (I let it sit overnight given that it is drinking water centered and the stain is oil based) I applied the stain. (with a lint no cost rag)

top shelf painted bottom shelf stained

See the bottom one particular I stained? The prime a single is still just paint.
Is not that the coolest? I enjoy how it appears wooden-ish. And oh so basically too!

Here’s one more shot  to see the leading improved. (with the light on)

top shelf painted bottom shelf stained

And performed!

room view of shelves decorated

So a great deal much better than white. There is a whole lot of white heading on in below currently, the cabinets didn’t require to be white too! lol

wood look shelves with plant and decor

I’m so joyful with how they turned out. That Driftwood stain is versitile, I notify ya!
And just one of the darker stains I provide in the store would do the job properly as well if you are likely for a darker wooden search.

A minor sneak peek of the new mirror.

wood look shelves with decor and rounded gold mirror on wall

By the way, this is not the remaining styling of the shelves, I just threw that up there for the pics.
Might be shut to that while, we’ll see!

A number of near ups of that wood appear we have likely on now.

up close of wood stain wood look

up close of wood look wood stain on side

Have you attempted the Driftwood stain however?? I know a bunch of you have requested it! I’ve experienced to restock it several moments. 🙂

decorated wood look floating shelves with decor

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I’ll see you back listed here subsequent week with the Comprehensive Reveal!! PLUS…the full tutorial on how I painted our bathroom ground tiles. See you then!

In the meantime, we are headed to our joyful location for the weekend! A small work…a very little participate in. Continue to be tuned about on Instagram, I might share a snippet or two. 🙂

Have a superb weekend!!


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