DIY: Bathroom Cubbies

Remember back to kindergarten when everyone had there own individual cubby to store their lunch box, coat and personal items?  Cubbies are a great way to give everyone in the family a separate space in a shared bathroom or just to keep different types of toiletries organized.  Choose the DIY cubby project below that fits your skill level and personal style and in an afternoon you will have a more stylish and organized bathroom.


A simple, divided plywood box covered in newsprint adds creative inspiration and storage to a petite bathroom. Vintage style apothecary jars and boxes make the most of otherwise limited storage areas.

Martha’s Bathroom Trick
Keep bathroom items neat and accessible
with cubbyhole shelves for large items and medical jars for small
toiletries and accessories. The jars, available at medical-supply
stores, have easy-to-grab stainless-steel lids. Each of the shelves is
made from five pieces of 3/4-inch-thick plywood.
The top, bottom,
and two sides are each 12 inches by 9 inches; the back is a 12-inch
square. The top, bottom, and sides are mitered along the ends, glued
together, and secured with 1 1/2-inch finishing nails. If carpentry
isn’t your cup of tea, you may want to avoid mitering. Martha_cubes
Instead, have the lumberyard cut the boards for the box’s top and
bottom to be 10 1/2 inches by 9 inches, and the sides 12 inches by 9
inches. Glue the ends of the bottom and top boards to the inside edges
of the side boards, and secure with finishing nails. Glue on the back,
and secure with more finishing nails. Sand, prime, and paint the wood.
Screw the finished shelves right into the wall through the back
(centering them on a stud), and cover the screws with paint.

Find more bathroom DIY inspirations at Better Homes and Garden’s.

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