How to make a Hanging Bathroom Shelf for only $10!

Hey guys!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend!   For those of you that follow us on Instagram, you may have seen this project my little guy helped me put together!  This is my new hanging bathroom shelf!



How fun is that?  I have struggled with this blank wall over the toilet in my very small powder bath for sometime.  My original plan was to make some built in shelves.  I thought it would be great to come up with something that anyone could hang on their wall though, and really move it to any wall of their house as well.  So… For the renters out there, this guy is for you too!  Woohoo :-)

Let’s get started!

The tutorial is below.  Ash and I also teamed up with Ryobi Tools to bring you this how-to video on the hanging shelf.  This will show you how to assemble it if you don’t own a Kreg Jig!

Supply List

1 – 2x4x8 whitewood or pine board

1 – 2x6x8 whitewood or pine board

Kreg Jig (optional)

wood screws

Gorilla Wood Glue

Sisal Rope from your local hardware store

Cute hook (cute is not optional ;-))

Your first step will be making your cuts.  I used my Ryobi 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw for this.  We love this saw.  We get asked all the time which saw we use and this is it!  We did a small how-to video on it HERE.  You can also get the guys at the hardware store to cut your boards for you.


Here is the cut list…

2×4 board

2 cuts at 40″ long

2×6 board

3 cuts at 21″ long



Once you have made your cuts you are ready for Step 2!


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  • Tara

    How can I hang this without having a stud in the center of the wall?

  • Hannah

    Great project! Where did you get those jars?

  • Kris

    How much weight does this structure support?

  • Rachal

    I finally made this shelf last week. I have been stalking (I mean following) you two for a couple months. I have also made wall decor, curtains, and serving trays all inspired by y’all My hubby bought me a miter saw for our anniversary, and a kreg jig for my birthday! I am unstoppable now, and a little scary. :-) Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  • TexasDrew

    This idea is cool indeed.I just added it to my honey do list for my wife.

  • Tess

    That is beautiful!!

  • Laura Strack

    I need shelving above 2 of toilets and this is perfect. Cute hook ;)

  • Adriana Hernandez

    Looks amazing!!! This will be my next project. You girls are a huge inspiration. I do have a question. Since i dont have the pocket hole machine and you mention is optional. What can I do to make it work? Thank You!!

    • Miss O

      She doesn’t mention it here, but on page 2 she has instructions on how to affix the wood screws if you don’t have a pocket hole drill. Hope this helps!

      • Adriana Hernandez

        Thank you so much!!