April DIY: Brilliant Bathroom Storage

Storage in bathrooms can sometimes be a little tight, especially when you’re sharing with someone else (or you’ve just stocked on up toothpaste and tissue).

Our designers Alex and Chloe have come up with a clever way to bring some stylish storage into your bathroom. It’s a brilliant way to display your favorite items and maximize wall space. Here’s how to recreate this DIY in your new place.

1. Shop for Supplies: We stopped at Home Depot, Fabricland, Michaels Crafts and Home Outfiiters to grab the items we needed. The total cost for everything was around $100! For this project, you’ll need:

  • Basic shadow boxes (6)
  • Square cupboard doors, 15″ x 15″ (3)
  • Scrapbooking paper (3 sheets)
  • Fabric (1.5 metres)
  • Staple gun
  • Spray glue
  • Screws and drywall plugs
  • Laser level

2. Secure fabric to doors: Cut fabric with about two inches excess on each side and use spray adhesive to secure to cupboard door. Staple the fabric to the back with a staple gun and ensure all corners are tight and folded neatly.

3. Trace and cut scrapbooking paper: We used 12″ x 12″ scrapbooking paper to line the back of each shadow box, applied using glue around the edges of the shadow boxes.

4. Secure picture hanging hardware: Predrilling and using an electric screwdriving, securing picture hanging hardware made to support up to 30 pounds (look for this information on the packaging) to the back of doors and install shadow boxes using screws.

5. Hang your panels:  Measure, line up and install drywall plugs before using screws to hang your new shelving system.

You can check out the completed DIY project at our show suite in Sawyer Silverado (175 Silverado Blvd. SW). Let us know what you’ve created for bathroom storage in your new place!