DIY of the Week: Adorable Ladder-Back Shelf

From on August 26, 2010 in Bathroom Remodel

Need another towel rack in your bathroom or a little extra shelving? We’ve got you covered. This darling ladder-back shelf from Better Homes & Gardens gives you more bathroom space while adding a touch of creativity to your walls. And it’s SO cute! Check it out: ladder back shelf Constructed mostly from a ladder back chair, this project requires little more than what you’ve already got in your kitchen—or a trip to the flea market if you’d rather not wreck your dining chairs.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ladder back chair
  • Saw
  • Paint (unless you’d rather leave as is)
  • Paintbrush
  • Screws
  • Screw driver
  • Faucet handles
  • Bumper pads

A Few Simple Steps:

  1. Once you’ve got your chair, cut off the legs and the majority of the seat (refer to the picture).
  2. Paint the color of your choice.
  3. Screw a piece of trim to the underside of the seat. This makes it easier to fix the entire shelf to the wall.
  4. Attach two faucet handles to the top corners of the shelf. These will be used for hanging towels, looking cute, etc.
  5. Place the bumper pads on the back of the chair to avoid wall scratches.
  6. Sink the screws through the trim piece into the studs of your wall.
  7. Enjoy!

What are you waiting for? This project is so easy you could have a brand-spanking-new towel rack in no time.

Idea via: Fun Times Guide to Living Green