Built-In Bathroom Shelving (DIY for $25 or Less)

Who else has one of those wasted spaces above the toilet?

Ya know, the space where you hang a pretty picture trying to fill the void?

Who else needs more bathroom storage?

Who doesn’t?

Well, I used to have one of those spaces above the toilet….

and I used to need more bathroom storage……

But then, Grunt Labor (being the powerful force he is) made this great DIY built-in bathroom shelving to go above my toilet.

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Built-In Bathroom Shelving

These were super simple to make. We just took small pieces of wood strips, attached them to the wall, and put MDF on top of the strips.
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We made sure to hit studs where the small strips went and used finish nails to put the boards on top of the strips.
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Then, we just added molding to the front of the shelves with finish nails and gave it a nice coat of white paint. It gave it a clean, finished look. I’m still playing with the decor, but I’m loving them right now!
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Oh, and did I mention that it only cost about $25 to make both of these shelves? We did have some scrap wood laying around, but it shouldn’t cost you much more than that. Check the scrap lumber bins at Home Depot and Lowe’s for great deals.
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  1. says

    A perfect solution for a space that never has enough storage. We just did something similar in our girls’ bathroom in an odd little alcove behind a door. Twisterbars- we are renters too and do it anyway. Wholes are easy enough to patch when you leave. Live in your home and make it work for you!

  2. says

    These shelves look fabulous! and you make it look so simple too :) This would be perfect for my laundry room that I’m working on now. Pinning for a reminder :)

    Thanks so much for following The Thriftiness Miss too.. GFC following you back now. Have a great day!

  3. says

    Those look great! I have a little over the toilet nook like that in my hall bath, too….keeping this in mind for whenever I get around to redoing that bath.

  4. says

    Love this idea for our tiny half-bath! One question for you: what is the depth of the boards? I have some 1 x 10 and 1 x 8, so I wasn’t sure if one of those would work. Thanks!

    • says

      Missy, thanks for stopping by! These were way easy to make! The depth of our shelves are 8 inches without the molding. That adds a 1/4 inch or so. We had enough room to do 10 inches deep, but just went 8, so I think you could do either one! Would love to know how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by again!

  5. KC Coake says

    Love your shelving! I need to borrow this idea to gain a little more storage in my small Master Bath. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

  6. says

    You are so smart to put the dead space above your toilet to work. Your shelves are great for storage or for making a pretty display.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Throwback Thursday! I’m sharing your project on my FB page tonight!


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