Our master bathroom is small . . . tiny in fact and storage has always been an issue.
The past few years two basic shelves provided a simple storage solution. However I found the open shelves difficult to use. Items were constantly falling off and it just wasn't very pretty.
I decided it was time to come up with a more permanent solution. I wanted the convenience of open shelves but the security of a cupboard. I searched high and low for inspiration but in the end I had to take matters into my own hands.
After a trip to the hardware store I was able to build the perfect enclosed cabinet to install onto the wall and tripled our storage space.
The cabinet is basic in it's construction so I dressed it up with curves and moulding.
It all came together so quickly I'm wishing I would have done this years ago.
Keep reading and I'll walk you through the steps of how I put it together.
To make the shelf I used ...
3 - 1x10
2 - 1x4
1 - 1x2
I first cut the two sides of the shelf to the length I wanted.
Next, using a jigsaw, I cut a decorative edge to the bottom.
I then cut the three shelves to length.
Two of the shelves I also cut off a half inch on back side to enable the shelf to sit inside the frame.
Once all the cuts were made, I predrilled holes and using screws attached each shelf to the two side pieces.
Once again with a jigsaw, I cut a decorative edge to the two 1x4's.
One was attached to the front of the top shelf.
The other was attached at the back of the bottom shelf.
The one 1x2 was attached at the back of the top shelf to be used to mount the shelf to the wall.
The next step was to add molding to the top of the shelf . . .
And trim to the front of the bottom two shelves.
Finally bead board was added to the back.
Like a said, very simple construction. It didn't take me more than an hour to but together.
After a coat of white paint and hubby's help hanging it I love how it looks.
Hope you all have a lovely day,
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