DIY Over-The-Toilet Shelf

DIY Over-The-Toilet Shelf

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Living in a 1971 ranch house means we have small bathrooms. Bathrooms that lack storage! So when my friends at Kreg asked me to partner on a project for BuildSomething.com, I was excited to design and build a piece that would help us with our storage problem. Since we are limited on space I decided adding a shelf over-the-toilet would be the best bet. I wanted a piece that would have space to add some personality to the bathroom, but also functional to hide some everyday essentials. What I came up with was super easy build and it only took two (2) 1x6's and some scrap 1/4" plywood to create! I am on a Knotty Alder kick lately so I actually milled some scrap Knotty Alder down to the same size as 1x6's to make mine out of. 

 I am in love with knots!

I am in love with knots!

The project is so fun because you can mix up the wood types or the colors and add your own spin to make it yours. You could even make it out of plywood and paint it! So many combinations that would be awesome!

 Having the bypass doors adds that pop of color, but also hidden storage!

Having the bypass doors adds that pop of color, but also hidden storage!

This was the first time I have put bypass doors in a project, but it won't be the last. They were so easy to create. Just be sure that the top dados are deeper than the bottom dados that way you can easily insert the doors once the frame is assembled. That means you could also take the doors out and repaint if you ever decide to change the styles in your bathroom! Plus, you don't need any hardware!!! Saves money and looks cool... definitely a win in my book!

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Now that I have this awesome over-the-toilet shelf in my bathroom it makes me want to move the bathroom remodel higher on my to-do-list! I have so many plans for this space, but I think a fresh coat of white paint would be the best place to start and get rid of this peachy paint that is in there now. 

Do you need some more storage in your bathroom? Want to start building this over-the-toliet shelf as soon as possible? Then check out the FREE plans on Build Something's website! You can also click on the photo below for a direct link to the plans! And if you didn't know BuildSomething.com is Kreg's DIY project plan site and you can find all sorts of awesome plans for pretty much any project you need to accomplish!

Can't build it right now? But want to save it for later? Make sure to PIN IT!

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This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool & BuildSomething.com. All opinions, pictures, design, and published plans are my own!

If you build this project I would love to see it! Please tag me in it or use the #BuildingAwesome!

-Sadie Mae

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