Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This One's Easy-DIY Bathroom Shelves

Thankfully I have my own bathroom, but sharing one isn't fun at the best of times, especially when it's a teenager and a tween and it's a small bathroom to boot.  So coming up with more storage was the main issue in there, one that I never heard the end of.  It's a very typical upstairs bathroom.  Combination tub/shower, one cabinet with a sink, no drawers, and very little storage under the sink to store extra towels, bathroom tissue AND of course, both their toiletries.  Because I had been hearing about this storage issue for so long, and with really no room for a vertical standing cabinet or anything similar, that could HIDE their stuff I had to think pretty quickly but come up with something smart.  

Well I'm definitely all about recycling, and had some left over Spruce plywood from another project I had worked on, stain, and screws.  The only thing missing were the brackets and baskets!  Found the brackets for $1.97ea, spray painted them with Krylon Oil-Rubbed Bronze (because the white just wasn't doing it for me), stained the wood a dark walnut and then applied a quick drying coat of sealant, and found 4 baskets for $3.99ea that were the perfect width and height.  Within the weekend this was done and it is working like a charm-better yet, it's suddenly quieter:)

Here's the before:

And after:

They now have a shelf dedicated to themselves as well as a place for their toothbrush (old jam jar I painted), & some extra toiletry needs in jars (yay...already had!), under the shelves.  Oh and they still have a bit of room under the sink.  It all worked out pretty nifty!

Ever had a project that needed to be done on the fly?  Love to hear!

9 comments:

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I think it worked out better than nifty! It's such a great use of what's so often dead space, adds warmth and charm, 'and' serves a huge function. Great job, Shelley!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

Always a kind word Sheila...thanks! It def works:)

Shower Enclosures Brooklyn said...

Simplicity always amazes me when it comes to home decor, I also don't know what it is about a home made piece of furniture compared to a retail piece that has so much warmth and culture in it. Fabulous.

-Solomon Berkovitch

christian's mom said...

What size are the boards that you used?

Shelley Jacobsen said...

I used 24"x8" so I could accommodate the baskets. You could use any size really that suits your needs:) Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the baskets? They are exactly what I have been looking for!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

The baskets are from London Drugs (Canada), but you can find baskets like this at pretty much any home decor store:)

Carrie said...

Hate to ask you but do you know the dimensions of the baskets, i cannot seem to find them in stores and I am worried about buying online without dimensions! Love your stuff!Thank you!

Shelley Jacobsen said...

Hi Carrie,

The baskets I used are 7.5" (d) x 9" (w) x 7" (h). Thanks for checking out the blog:)

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