Storage in Small Half Bathroom

We needed a space to store bathroom supplies, such as extra toilet paper, toothbrushes, & hair accessories in our tiny powder room. We used the space above the toilet to create floating shelves to hold all the necessities.
We began by making wooden braces & nailing them into the wall.
Then we cut some finished plywood for the shelves & my husband used a router to create the cap for the front of the shelves. Depending on how think you want the shelves, you could probably use a piece of trellis wood for the end.
Next, we installed the top & bottoms of the shelves by nailing them to the braces. Finally, we nailed the fronts to the shelves.
Floating shelves provide lots of storage in a tiny bathroom.

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  • Lois Lois on May 15, 2017
    how can i attach shelves to tile walls

  • `claudette `claudette on Dec 29, 2018

    How did you nail the shelves in to the braces?

  • Jeab Jeab on Jan 07, 2020

    What type of wood did you used.


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  • Ega8682450 Ega8682450 on Sep 22, 2016
    Great job and idea. Im going to do this in my guest bathroom (tiny). Like you my toilet and door is white so I am painting the shelves white too.

  • B.I.Green B.I.Green on May 05, 2017
    Beautiful! So much nicer than the pre-fab metal/glass ones!