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:
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!