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DIY Bathroom Shelf for a Razor and Beard Trimmer #Bathroom #DIYgifts

I cannot stand the look of clutter on counter tops. It's one of those pet peeves I have. And my husband doesn't mind it (if he doesn't know where something goes, he just leaves it out). I've taken care of the kitchen counter top pretty well, but our master bathroom is another story. Mostly because we have my stuff and my husband's stuff. I would love to put some of it into a drawer but some of it can't go into drawers because they are messy (like the after shave and cream). So instead of having them on the counter, I made a little shelf where he can put them onto and it looks a little more organized and less cluttered. This is also a great gift idea for your man :).
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
Here is his side of the vanity. It's not horrible but it get really annoying when I have to plug in my curling iron and there is no room on the counter to put it.
For the shelf, I cut two boards the same length and then cut a square dowel the same length.
On the back piece of wood, I drilled holes to screw some dowels into the board.
I then nailed the two boards together and glued the dowel onto the it.
Then I painted it a pretty aqua :).
I put it onto the wall and put his shaving stuff onto it. The dowels are perfect for holding up his razor and accessories.
This is a great solution if you don't have a lot of storage space, either on the counter or in the drawers. It's super easy to make (I did it 100% myself). If you don't need the dowels, you can leave those out and just have a little shelf for toiletries. Make sure to check out my blog post for all the dimensions and step by step instructions.

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Dec 9, 2015

    This is such a great idea I'm sure SO many people need!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Dec 9, 2015

    This is such a clever solution!

  • Lorna Peralta
    Lorna Peralta Lansing, MI
    on Dec 10, 2015

    Gosh! You need to sell these!

  • Kim Larimore
    Kim Larimore Opelika, AL
    on Dec 10, 2015

    it's a great idea for those don't mind looking at all that. I'd much rather put it out of sight, but that's just me lol

  • Nancy Martin Berlin
    Nancy Martin Berlin
    on Dec 10, 2015

    Another easy, inexpensive solution is to get a over-the-door shoe organizer and put it over the bathroom door. You can store all sorts of items in each of the pockets and it keeps it off the counter.

    • Amy M Goines
      Amy M Goines
      on Nov 5, 2017

      I have a rack over my bathroom door, it works to hold a huge amount of items. I am still going to create a shelf on each side of the basin for everyday used items.

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